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Grade 4 Language - Reference Materials

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While writing or reading material, students should consult references to ensure accuracy. Dictionaries and glossaries provide definitions for unknown words. Dictionaries provide pronunciation keys and glossaries may provide page numbers where the term is located on. Thesauruses provide synonyms and antonyms for words. In this quiz, students will use the dictionary entries, glossary example and thesaurus example to answer the questions about word meanings and pronunciations.

Dictionary

                _       _
wildlife (wild – lif) n. things that are alive and live off the land

                   u          u
windchill (wind – chil) n. the belief that the temperature of air is lower because of the breeze on the body

                  u    _
window (wind-o) n. an opening in a house that allows something to go through

               u       _
windy (wind – e) adj. moving wind

                 u     u
wisdom (wiz-dum) n. having the knowledge and judgment needed

            _
wise (wiz) adj. the qualities of having knowledge and judgment needed

            u
wish (wish) v. to want or desire for something

                    u      u u
withdraw (with – dro) v. to take something away

                 u    u
witness (wit-nes) n. to observe something

            u     _
witty (wit – e) adj. clever

wolf (wulf) n. an animal that usually lives in the wild that is furry and has a pointy nose

                  u
wonder (wun-der) v. to think about something

Glossary

Climate – the temperature, precipitation and wind conditions in an area
Core – the center part of the Earth shaped like a ball
Crust – the outside level of the Earth
Fossil – the remainder of a thing in the Earth from a much earlier time
Rock cycle – the system in which a rock is formed, transformed and made into another rock
Weather – the immediate condition of temperature, precipitation, wind, etc.
Weathering – when rock erodes due to natural occurrences

Thesaurus

Know – learn, notice, see
Like – similar, close, comparable
Long – tall, deep, high, lengthy, expanded
Look – peek, glance, stare, view
Make – produce, form, construct
Many – several, lots, countless
Sound – noise
Water – liquid
Write – scribe, scribble, record
1.
Use the dictionary to answer the question below.
Which word from the dictionary means a stream of air that feels colder than it really is?
Withdraw
Window
Windy
Windchill
Windchill and windy have different meanings.
2.
Use the dictionary to answer the question below.
Which word from the dictionary means an animal that does not live in captivity?
Wolf
Wish
Wildlife
Wonder
Wildlife refers to animals that do not live in captivity.
3.
Use the thesaurus to answer the question below.
What word means lots or countless?
Write
Know
Sound
Many
Many means several or lots.
4.
Use the thesaurus to answer the question below.
What word means to produce or construct something?
Know
Many
Make
Write
Make means to construct or produce.
5.
Use the dictionary to answer the question below.
How do you pronounce witty?
A long “i” sound and the “y” has a long “e” sound.
A short “i” sound and the “y” has a long “e” sound.
A long “i” sound and the “y” has a short “e” sound.
A short “i” sound and the “y” has a short “e” sound.
Many words that end in "y" have the long "e" sound.
6.
Use the dictionary to answer the question below.
How do you pronounce wise?
A short "i" sound and the "s" has a "z" sound.
A long "i" sound and the "s" has a "z" sound.
A long "i" sound and the "s" has a "sh" sound.
A short "i" sound and the "s" has a "sh" sound.
The "e" on the end of the word makes the vowel "i" say its name.
7.
Use the glossary to answer the question below.
What is the rock cycle?
The immediate condition of temperature, precipitation, wind, etc.
The remainder of a thing in the Earth from a much earlier time.
A process where rocks change and then become other rocks.
When rock erodes due to natural occurrences.
The rock cycle is a system for rocks.
8.
Use the glossary to answer the question below.
Which word is the round part inside the middle of the Earth?
Weathering
Core
Fossil
Crust
The core is the center part of the Earth.
9.
Use the thesaurus to answer the question below.
What word means something that is tall or deep?
Know
Like
Write
Long
Long means something that is tall or deep.
10.
Use the glossary to answer the question below.
What is the difference between weather and climate?
Climate has to do with a region and weather is for one small place.
Weather has to do with a region and climate is for one small place.
Climate is about temperature and weather is about wind.
Climate is about wind and weather is about temperature.
Usually a climate has to do with a larger area than weather.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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