Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Distinguish Shades of Meaning Among Verbs and Adjectives: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5.D

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Example Question #1 : Distinguish Shades Of Meaning Among Verbs And Adjectives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.D

Select the word that would best replace "huge" in the sentence below:

The bear looks huge from up close. 

Possible Answers:

small

tiny

large

gigantic 

Correct answer:

gigantic 

Explanation:

Huge means to be very big, it's a more intense adjective than just saying "big". "Tiny" and "small" are opposites of "huge", which means neither are correct. 

"Large" and "gigantic" could both replace the word "huge" because they both mean big. However, "gigantic" is the best choice because like "huge" it means very big and is a more intence adjective. 

Example Question #2 : Distinguish Shades Of Meaning Among Verbs And Adjectives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.D

Select the verb that would best complete the sentence below:

I was so angry at her, when she walked by I __________ at her. 

Possible Answers:

glared

glanced

looked

peeked

Correct answer:

glared

Explanation:

"Glared", "glanced", and "peeked" are all ways to look at someone. However, because the person is angry in this sentence the best answer to fill in the blank is "glared". 

"Glare" means to look at someone with anger. 

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