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Grade 3 Language - Word Connections

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Some words do not necessarily mean the same in every region of the world. They can have totally different meanings or slightly different. Students will need to use context clues and understand cultural differences when reading and writing. The more students write using these words and phrases, the more their writing will be precise. In this quiz, the students will determine the definition of words and phrases.

1.
Read the sentence. Choose the definition for the capitalized word.
The football arena was CROWDED with many fans.
Few people.
Lots of people.
Unwanted people.
Lots of animals.
This way of using the word "crowded" is positive and just means a lot of people.
2.
Read the sentence. Choose the definition for the capitalized word.
My popcorn was SALTY so I didn't eat it.
Too much salt.
Has just enough salt.
Needs more salt.
Has no salt on it.
When something is salty, usually there is too much salt on it.
3.
Read the sentence. Choose the definition for the capitalized word.
The players could not touch the ball during their game of FOOTBALL.
A sport where you throw a ball into a basket.
An unknown sport.
A game where players score touchdowns.
A soccer game.
In this case, the sport of football means soccer.
4.
Read the sentence. Choose the definition for the capitalized word.
I picked up my PHONE and played video games.
Cell phone.
Telephone.
Phone message.
Email.
If someone today was answering their phone or playing games on it, it would most likely be a cell phone.
5.
Read the sentence. Choose the definition for the capitalized word.
The test was TOUGH even though I studied for it.
Mean.
Rough.
Difficult.
Soft.
Since this sentence is about a test, the word means difficult.
6.
Read the sentence. Choose the definition for the capitalized word.
Since the man had no hair, his forehead was SHINY.
Bright.
Dull.
Strange.
Dirty.
Sometimes something that is shiny would make it bright.
7.
Read the sentence. Choose the definition for the capitalized word.
We walked into the house and sat together in the DEN.
The bedroom.
The bathroom.
The kitchen.
The family room.
A den is a room in the house where the family gathers.
8.
Read the sentence. Choose the definition for the capitalized word.
The food was BLAND so I put some seasoning on it.
No flavor.
Spicy.
Hot
Cold
If something is bland, it has no flavor.
9.
Read the sentence. Choose the definition for the capitalized word.
The house was too COZY for me since it only had 2 bedrooms in it.
Sad.
Happy.
Warm.
Small.
The word means small due to the way it is used in the sentence.
10.
Read the sentence. Choose the definition for the capitalized word.
The hiker took his BACKPACK and put it on his back for the long hike.
A big pack that stores gear.
A school bag.
A bag used when you buy something.
A purse
In this case, the backpack would be bigger than a school bag.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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