Common Core: 2nd Grade English Language Arts : Distinguish Meaning Among Closely Related Verbs and Adjectives: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.5.B

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Example Question #1 : Distinguish Meaning Among Closely Related Verbs And Adjectives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.5.B

Ben tossed the baseball through the window. 

Select the answer choice that would best replace the underlined word to show that Ben had a lot of force in his throw. 

Possible Answers:

placed

hurled 

no change

threw 

Correct answer:

hurled 

Explanation:

Because we want to edit the sentence to show that Ben had a lot of force in his throw when he threw the baseball, "hurled" is the best answer choice. 

Like the word "toss", "hurl" means to throw, but it means to throw with great force. 

Example Question #2 : Distinguish Meaning Among Closely Related Verbs And Adjectives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.5.B

Sarah is so thin, she could not lift the book. 

Select the answer choice that would best replace the underlined word to describe Sarah. 

Possible Answers:

scrawny 

slender 

no change

little 

Correct answer:

scrawny 

Explanation:

Because we want to show that Sarah is so thin she can't lift a book, "scrawny" is the best answer choice. 

"Slender", "scrawny", and "little" both mean to be thin, but "scrawny" means to be very boney with no muscles. Muscles are what give people the strength to lift something. 

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