Common Core: 2nd Grade English Language Arts : Meanings of Unknown and Multiple-Meaning Words and Phrases: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4

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Example Question #1 : Meanings Of Unknown And Multiple Meaning Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.4

Use the sentences below to determine the meaning of the word "distressed".

At first, Megan was distressed about being put in Mrs. Smith's class. Then, she learned that her best friend was in Mrs. Smith's class too, so Megan was happy.  

Possible Answers:

thrilled

overjoyed 

tired

upset

Correct answer:

upset

Explanation:

Looking at the sentence provided, Megan was first "distressed" but then she was "happy". Because she changed from being "distressed" to "happy", "distressed" means the opposite of "happy". 

Of our answer choices, "upset" is the opposite of happy. Upset means to be sad. 

Example Question #2 : Meanings Of Unknown And Multiple Meaning Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.4

Select the meaning of the word below:

Misheard 

Possible Answers:

To have heard before

To have heard later

To hear incorrectly 

To hear correctly 

Correct answer:

To hear incorrectly 

Explanation:

"Misheard " has a prefix and a base word. The prefix is "mis" and the base word is "heard". 

"Heard" is the past tense version of "hear". We know that "hear" means to take in a sound through your ear. 

The prefix "mis" means "incorrectly" or "poorly". 

"Misheard" means to hear incorrectly. 

 

Example Question #2 : Meanings Of Unknown And Multiple Meaning Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.4

Select the meaning of the word below:

Remake

Possible Answers:

To make

To make before

To make again

To design 

Correct answer:

To make again

Explanation:

"Remake " has a prefix and a base word. The prefix is "re" and the base word is "make". 

We know that "makes" means to create something.

The prefix "re" means "again"

"Remake" means to make again. 

 

Example Question #4 : Meanings Of Unknown And Multiple Meaning Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.4

The word "addition" means to add something to something else. Base on this definition, what does "additional" mean?

Possible Answers:

To decide

To add something extra 

To take away

To complete a project

Correct answer:

To add something extra 

Explanation:

Notice that both words have the same root word "add". Because of this, the meaning of "additional" has to have something to do with the definition of "addition". For the question, we learn that "addition" means to add something to something else. Based on our answer options, "To add something extra " is the closest definition to the provided definition. 

Additional does mean to add something extra. 

Example Question #1 : Use Meanings Of Individual Words To Determine The Meaning Of A Compound Word: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.4.D

Select the meaning of the compound word below:

Bookshelf

Possible Answers:

A cabinet 

A place to put books

A bed

A TV stand

Correct answer:

A place to put books

Explanation:

This compound word is made up of two words "book" and "shelf". A shelf is a flat piece of wood to put things on. Therefore, a "bookshelf" is a place to put books. 

Example Question #6 : Meanings Of Unknown And Multiple Meaning Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.4

Select the meaning of the compound word below:

Birdhouse

Possible Answers:

A home for grass seed

A place where birds live

A home for animals

A place where people live

Correct answer:

A place where birds live

Explanation:

This compound word is made up of two words "bird" and "house". A house is a place where things live. Therefore, a "birdhouse" is a place where birds live. 

Example Question #7 : Meanings Of Unknown And Multiple Meaning Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.4

Select the meaning of the compound word below:

Snowman

Possible Answers:

A school day canceled because of snow

The frozen form of rain

A man made of snow

A winter day

Correct answer:

A man made of snow

Explanation:

This compound word is made up of two words "snow" and "man".  Therefore, a "snowman" is a man made out of snow. 

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