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Grade 3 Language - Comprehension

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There are several different types of vocabulary words for students to consistently learn. There are conversational, academic, and domain-specific words and phrases. There are also signal spatial and temporal relationship words that students should be learning throughout the years. These words are usually learned indirectly while the student is learning or participating in other activities. In this quiz, the students will identify the definition of the word.

1.
You are writing an opinion essay about your favorite marine animal.
What would your essay be about?
A tiger.
A lion.
An elephant.
A shark.
Marine animals live in the water, so the only animal that lives in the water from the answers would be the shark.
2.
In health class, you learn that you shiver in the cold.
What does SHIVER mean?
To sweat.
To shake.
To run.
To ask a question.
A person would shake in the cold.
3.
You are writing a narrative.
How would you use the word ELEGANT in your story?
When the setting is at a mansion.
If a character does not have any money.
When the setting of the story takes place in the ocean.
When a character gets ill
Elegant means to be stylish usually due to money, so a mansion would most likely be the best answer.
4.
You are writing a scary narrative.
How would you use the word CHILLED in your story?
We all chilled in the den.
The chef took the chilled food from the freezer.
The cold snow chilled the small children.
The haunted house chilled him to the bone.
As the narrative is scary, a haunted house would be a good feature.
5.
You are writing an essay about a continent.
What is your essay about?
Thailand.
Hong Kong.
China.
Asia.
Asia is a continent and the other answers are not continents.
6.
You are writing a narrative.
How would you use the word GRASP in your story?
If a character is sleepy and tired.
If a character is very beautiful.
If a character is a baseball player reaching up for a ball.
If a character is growing up from a child to a man.
Since grasp means to grab or catch, this is what a baseball player would be doing.
7.
You are writing a narrative.
How would you use the word VALUABLE in your story?
Dirty clothes would be included in the story.
Expensive jewels would be included in the story.
Pillows would be included in the story.
A few pennies would be included in the story.
Valuable means to be worth a lot, so expensive jewels would be valuable.
8.
You are writing a narrative.
How would you use the word FATAL in your story?
During the setting when it is early in the morning.
After a character is serving a meal.
When a character dies.
During the rising action of the story.
Fatal means pertaining to death, so a student would write this word in their story if a character died.
9.
Your teacher tells you to look at a picture and infer what is going on in the picture.
What should you do?
Guess what is happening in the picture.
Read about what is happening in the picture.
Research about what is happening in the picture.
Ask questions about what is happening in the picture.
To infer means to make an educated guess.
10.
You are writing an essay about a reptile.
What would your essay be about?
An iguana.
A rhinoceros.
A blue whale.
A monkey.
An iguana is a type of lizard. All the other answers are mammals.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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