Common Core: 1st Grade English Language Arts : Determine the Meaning of Words and Phrases: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.4

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Example Question #1 : Determine The Meaning Of Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4

Using the sentence below, what does the word "image" mean? 

Look at the images in the photo book. They show happy family memories. 

Possible Answers:

picture

words

mind

places

Correct answer:

picture

Explanation:

We can use context clues from the sentences to help us decide what "image" means. 

"Look at the images in the photo book. They show happy family memories."

Photo books usually have pictures in them. An image is a picture. 

Example Question #2 : Determine The Meaning Of Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4

Using the sentence below, what does the word "giggling" mean? 

The clown was so funny. This girls could not stop giggling at his jokes. 

Possible Answers:

funny

laughing 

crying 

stomping 

Correct answer:

laughing 

Explanation:

We can use context clues from the sentences to help us decide what "image" means. 

"The clown was so funny. This girls could not stop giggling at his jokes."

When jokes are funny we normally laugh. Giggling means laughing . 

Example Question #1 : Determine The Meaning Of Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4

What does "unlocked" mean in the sentence below?

The door was unlocked. 

Possible Answers:

Not locked 

Locked 

Prelocked 

Relocked 

Correct answer:

Not locked 

Explanation:

The word "unlocked" has a prefix. A prefix is added to the beginning of a word to make a new word. 

"Un" means not. 

"Unlock" means not locked. 

Example Question #1 : Use Frequently Occurring Affixes To Determine Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4.B

What does "prewash" mean in the sentence below?

The store will prewash the shirt before they sell them. 

Possible Answers:

washed before

washed again 

unwashed 

not washed

Correct answer:

washed before

Explanation:

The word "prewash" has a prefix. A prefix is added to the beginning of a word to make a new word. 

"Pre" means before. 

"Prewash" means washed before. 

Example Question #2 : Determine The Meaning Of Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4

Select the word that has a root word and a prefix.

Possible Answers:

take

hungry 

walk

unlock

Correct answer:

unlock

Explanation:

A root word is a basic word that a prefix or a suffix can be added to. 

Of our answer choices, "unlock" is the correct answer. "Lock" is the root word and "un" is a prefix. 

Example Question #1 : Identify Frequently Occurring Root Words: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4.C

Select the word that has a root word and a prefix.

 

Possible Answers:

sweet

retake 

toe

cape

Correct answer:

retake 

Explanation:

A root word is a basic word that a prefix or a suffix can be added to. 

Of our answer choices, "retake" is the correct answer. "Take" is the root word and "re" is a prefix. 

Example Question #7 : Determine The Meaning Of Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.1.4

Select the word that has a root word and a prefix.

Possible Answers:

rent

butter 

prepaid

handshake 

Correct answer:

prepaid

Explanation:

A root word is a basic word that a prefix or a suffix can be added to. 

Of our answer choices, "prepaid" is the correct answer. "Paid" is the root word and "pre" is a prefix. 

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