Common Core: 2nd Grade English Language Arts : Word Relationships and Nuances in Word Meanings: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.5

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Example Question #1 : Connections Between Words And Their Use: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.5.A

Select the best describing word for a couch. 

Possible Answers:

hot

soft

cold

hard

Correct answer:

soft

Explanation:

A couch is a piece of furniture that we sit on. Normally, couches are made with cushions, which are soft, not hard. A couch does not have a temperature, so hot and cold are not describing words for a couch. 

Example Question #61 : Common Core: 2nd Grade English Language Arts

Select the best describing word for a table. 

Possible Answers:

hard

hot

soft

cold

Correct answer:

hard

Explanation:

A table is a piece of furniture that we eat at, or do our homework on. Normally, tables are made out of wood, which are hard, not soft. A table does not have a temperature, so hot and cold are not describing words for a table. 

Example Question #61 : Common Core: 2nd Grade English Language Arts

Select the best describing word for chicken noodle soup. 

Possible Answers:

hard

soft

cold

hot

Correct answer:

hot

Explanation:

Chicken noodle soup is a meal that is served hot, not cold. Soup is not something that can be hard or soft. 

Example Question #1 : Connections Between Words And Their Use: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.5.A

Select the best describing word for a popsicle. 

Possible Answers:

spicy 

sour

cold

hot

Correct answer:

cold

Explanation:

A popsicle is a cold desert, if it were hot it would melt. Also, a popsicle is sweet, not spicy or sour. 

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:

no change

threw 

placed

hurled 

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 #1 : Word Relationships And Nuances In Word Meanings: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.2.5

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 

little 

no change

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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