Description: Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 4A


4A: Interpreting Word Meaning

4A: Interpreting Word Meaning

Description: Interpreting Word Meaning

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Selection: C-6


Grade level: 3
Word count: 1273 words
Author: Madeline Arroyo
Synopsis: Baseball is known as an American game, but it got its start on the other side of the world.
Excerpt: In the 1920s and 1930s, power players like Ruth were hugely popular with the fans. They made the sport even more of a hit.

Question: Read this part of the selection. Based on how it is used, what does the word "hit" mean?
  1. big success
  2. score a point
  3. knock something over
  4. home run

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Writing prompt: Choose a selection that included some unfamiliar vocabulary. Replace the unfamiliar words with synonyms that are easier to understand yet still convey the same meaning.


Organization: Certica Solutions