Grade 5 Language - Reference Materials
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Grade 5 Language - Reference Materials

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Reference materials help students with words. Reference materials include dictionaries, glossaries and thesauruses. Students can look words up on a computer or in a printed book. Not only are these sources used to find the definitions of words, they also help with pronunciation. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about meanings and pronunciations of words using the dictionary, glossary and thesaurus entries.

Dictionary

Courteous (kurt-e-us) - to be respectful and nice
Exert (ex-urt) - to put forth effort
Hazy (haz-e) - foggy or not clear
Luxurious (lug-zur-e-us) - something that is above average and is considered to be very comfortable
Miniature (men-a-chur) - very small

Glossary

Cold front – A warm mass of air occurs with cold air moving under it
Condensation – changing to a liquid form from a gas form
Erosion – the wearing away of the land
Herbivores – animals that eat only plants
Humidity – measures the quantity of water vapor in the air

Thesaurus

Apparent – known, obvious
Frigid – freezing, cold
Illuminate – lighten, brighten
Resemble – remind, parallel
Seldom – rarely
1.
Read the dictionary entries above.
Which word means something that a wealthy person would have?
Courteous
Luxurious
Miniature
Hazy
A wealthy person would have luxurious things
2.
Read the dictionary entries above.
Which word is most likely a verb based on the definition?
Exert
Miniature
Courteous
Hazy
Exert is a verb which means to put forth effort
3.
Read the dictionary entries above.
Which word has a second syllable that begins with a 'z' sound?
Courteous
None of the words
Miniature
Luxurious
The 'x' in this word sounds like 'z'
4.
Read the dictionary entries above.
Which word rhymes with daisy?
Miniature
Exert
Hazy
Courteous
Hazy and daisy rhyme
5.
Read the glossary entries above.
Which word describes certain dinosaurs?
Herbivores
Erosion
Humidity
Condensation
Most dinosaurs only ate plants
6.
Read the glossary entries above.
Which word would you most likely hear during a weather forecast?
Herbivores
Erosion
Cold front
Condensation
Most likely, you would hear cold front during a forecast
7.
Read the glossary entries above.
Which word refers to a problem experienced by farmers due to not being able to use their land?
Condensation
Cold front
Humidity
Erosion
Sometimes, erosion occurs when all the nutrients have been extracted from the land
8.
Read the thesaurus entries above.
Which word refers to something that would happen after entering a dark room?
Illuminate
Resemble
Apparent
Seldom
A light would illuminate a dark room
9.
Read the thesaurus entries above.
Which word refers to twin siblings?
Frigid
Resemble
Seldom
Illuminate
Identical twins resemble each other
10.
Read the thesaurus entries above.
Which word refers to the Arctic Ocean?
Frigid
Apparent
Seldom
Illuminate
The Arctic Ocean would be very cold
Author:  Amy Flanders

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