Description: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 4A


4A: Interpreting Word Meaning

4A: Interpreting Word Meaning

Description: Interpreting Word Meaning

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Selection: F-17


Grade level: 6
Word count: 1710 words
Author: Randi Bender
Synopsis: At the U.S. Space Camp, campers find out what it is like to work and travel in space.
Excerpt: The sky is not the limit for the thousands of people who go to space camps. At space camp, children, teenagers, and adults can experience the closest thing to space travel on Earth. A week at space camp can be the first small step in a longer journey that may well take campers into deep space.

Question: In this excerpt, what does the author mean by, "The sky is not the limit for thousands of people who go to space camp"?
  1. Space campers have many opportunities to learn about different aspects of space.
  2. Space campers are limited in what they can learn about space.
  3. Space campers become qualified to travel on a real space mission.
  4. Space campers leave Earth's atmosphere during their week at camp.

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Writing prompt: Describe how the knowledge of another language can help you understand a new word or phrase you read in English.


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