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:

gigantic 

small

large

tiny

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 #193 : Language

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

peeked

looked

glanced

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. 

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

In general, Ally was a happy student who enjoyed learning in all of her classes, but she absolutely loved science, perhaps because it was led by her all-time favorite teacher, Mrs. Goshorn.

Which of the following words would be the best replacement for the underlined word “loved” above?

Possible Answers:

adored

enjoyed

approved of

liked

Correct answer:

adored

Explanation:

We already know that Ally likes most of her classes, so when the sentence goes out of its way to highlight a class she absolutely loved, we know we need a really strong word. “Adored” is a really strong way of saying that someone especially likes something, much stronger than just “liked” or “enjoyed.”

Example Question #3 : Distinguish Shades Of Meaning Among Verbs And Adjectives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.D

Tarik worked hard on his art project, so he was extra proud when his teacher told him that he did a spectacular job on it.

Which of the following words would be the best replacement for the underlined word “spectacular” above?

Possible Answers:

fantastic

nice

okay

good

Correct answer:

fantastic

Explanation:

The word “spectacular” is even better than just “good” or “nice,” and we know that Tarik was “extra proud” of what his teacher told him.  So we need a word stronger than “good” and here “fantastic” is the strongest adjective available.

Example Question #4 : Distinguish Shades Of Meaning Among Verbs And Adjectives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.D

Select the best word to replace “thrilled” in the sentence below.

Alice was thrilled to wear her new dress for her birthday party.

Possible Answers:

Troubled

Excited

Sad

Concerned

Correct answer:

Excited

Explanation:

“Sad”, “troubled”, and “concerned” are adjectives that are not used to express happiness. “Excited” is a synonym of “thrilled” and is the best word to replace “thrilled.”

Example Question #5 : Distinguish Shades Of Meaning Among Verbs And Adjectives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.D

Select the best word to replace “angry” in the sentence below.

Charlie was angry when his block tower fell over but he was excited to be able to build a bigger and better block tower.

Possible Answers:

Concerned

Frustrated

Pleased

Happy

Correct answer:

Frustrated

Explanation:

“Happy” and “pleased” is the opposite of “angry” therefore neither are a good replacement for “angry.” “Concerned” could be used but expresses worry rather than being “angry.” “Frustrated” is the correct word to replace “angry” in the sentence above.

Example Question #6 : Distinguish Shades Of Meaning Among Verbs And Adjectives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.D

Select the verb that completes the sentence below.

Georgia was running fast in her race and I was so excited I _____ her on as she crossed the finish line!

Possible Answers:

Cheered

Waved

Worried

Cried

Correct answer:

Cheered

Explanation:

“Cried” and “worried” do not show the excitement Georgia’s friend was feeling as she was running her race. “Waved” also does not express the excitement Georgia’s friend felt. Therefore, “cheered” is the correct answer to show the excitement Georgia’s friend had for her as she ran her race and crossed the finish line.

Example Question #5 : Distinguish Shades Of Meaning Among Verbs And Adjectives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.D

Select the correct word to replace “jumped” in the sentence below.

James jumped over the puddle in his new rain boots.

Possible Answers:

Slid

Hopped

Skated

Rolled

Correct answer:

Hopped

Explanation:

“Rolled,” “slid,” and “skated” are actions that are not possible to do in rain boots. “Hopped” is the correct answer because it is a similar action to “jumped.”

Example Question #221 : Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts

Select the correct word to replace “jumped” in the sentence below.

James jumped over the puddle in his new rain boots.

Possible Answers:

Rolled

Hopped

Skated

Slid

Correct answer:

Hopped

Explanation:

“Rolled,” “slid,” and “skated” are actions that are not possible to do in rain boots. “Hopped” is the correct answer because it is a similar action to “jumped.”

Example Question #7 : Distinguish Shades Of Meaning Among Verbs And Adjectives: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.5.D

Select the correct word to replace “yelled” in the sentence below.

Louie yelled with excitement when he saw the garbage truck coming to his house to take away the trash.

Possible Answers:

Squealed

Worried

Cried

Watched

Correct answer:

Squealed

Explanation:

“Cried” and “worried” are the opposite of “yelled” and are not the correct answer. “Watched” is not the correct answer because Louie yelled with excitement and watching something is not a vocal way to express his excitement. “Squealed” is the corrected answer because it vocally expresses Louie’s excitement at the sight of the garbage truck.

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