Description: Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a nonfiction text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 4A


4A: Interpreting Word Meaning

4A: Interpreting Word Meaning

Description: Interpreting Word Meaning

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Selection: A-36


Grade level: 1
Word count: 740 words
Author: Ann Alvarez
Synopsis: Where can you find extra space in a city? Up on the roof.
Excerpt: Roof top gardens are important. Sometimes it is hard to get fresh fruits and veggies in the city. But a roof garden can fix that. Some people have whole farms on a roof! These roofs are often called "green roofs." People grow all kinds of fresh foods. Then they sell it to stores and restaurants. It used to be that a farm was way out in the country. Not anymore!

Question: Based on what you read in the selection, a "green roof" is a roof that
  1. is used as a farm.
  2. is used as a park.
  3. has no view.
  4. has power lines on it.

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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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