Garage mechanic working under a car
A mechanic might get grimy hands. What does grimy mean?

Grade 5 Reading Foundation - Context

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Some words will be unknown to 5th graders. Students need to determine the meaning of the words. Instead of consulting a dictionary, students can use context clues in a sentence to determine the meaning of unknown words. Students should think about the situation in these sentences. In this quiz, students will determine the meaning of a word based on the context clues in the sentence.

1.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below?
As the youngest member in my family, my mom and dad PAMPER me with lots of presents and money.
take
refuse
spoil
understand
When a person or thing is pampered, they are usually spoiled with gifts
2.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below?
The community paid HOMAGE to the local hero by giving him a parade.
to pay someone for a service
to bury someone
to honor someone publicly
to act unsure about something
A local hero would be honored
3.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below?
When the mechanic came out from under the car, he rubbed his GRIMY hands on a rag.
clean
dirty
straight
curvy
After working on a car, the mechanic would be dirty
4.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below?
The model stood POISED while waiting for her photograph to be taken.
balanced
crumbled
bent over
slumped
A model would be standing in a balanced pose
5.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below?
As my father has gotten older, his hair has RECEDED so it looks like he is getting a bigger forehead.
to move forward
to move back
to get cut
to be displayed in a crazy manner
Some men have a receding hairline
6.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below?
It was UNCANNY when my unqualified friend got the job.
determined
eager
accepted
strange
For something to be uncanny, it would be unexpected
7.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below?
After listening to the ORATION, everyone applauded the speaker.
silence
argument
speech
written report
Since the person is a speaker, oration would be a speech
8.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below?
The teenager would RANT about how unfair her punishment was.
to confess something
to poison something
to argue
to speak in an angry tone
A teenager might speak in an angry tone about a punishment
9.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below?
Once we know the problem, we will PONDER a solution.
separate
think about
misunderstand
worry
People would think about a problem
10.
What is the meaning of the capitalized word in the sentence below?
The animated minister would BELLOW his sermon from the pulpit getting everyone's attention.
to raise the voice
to lower the voice
to focus
to listen
If someone bellows, he or she would almost be shouting
Author:  Amy Flanders

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