Description: Context and Connotation Apply knowledge of context clues, figurative language, word relationships, reference materials, and/or background knowledge to determine the connotative and denotative meaning of words and phrases, appropriate to grade level.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 4A


4A: Interpreting Word Meaning

4A: Interpreting Word Meaning

Description: Interpreting Word Meaning

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Selection: G-53


Grade level: 7
Word count: 1940 words
Author: Clare O'Connell
Synopsis: These games are a cultural means to promote peace and unity among people from all nations.
Excerpt: Seven judges from around the world listen to each category and award points based on sound, tone, artistic ability, and faithfulness to the musical score.

Question: In this excerpt, the word "score" most closely means
  1. printed music
  2. passing grade
  3. practice session
  4. top prize

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Writing prompt: Describe three or more words that you learned recently by reading Non-fiction texts about a certain topic. Explain why knowing these words has helped you better understand the topic.


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