Description: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 4A


4A: Interpreting Word Meaning

4A: Interpreting Word Meaning

Description: Interpreting Word Meaning

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Selection: D-9


Grade level: 4
Word count: 1314 words
Author: Madeline Arroyo
Synopsis: First endangered, then protected, the wolf is still at risk.
Excerpt: The more people visit national parks and other wildlife-rich places, the more they're apt to help protect these lands--and the animals that live there.

Question: Read this excerpt from the selection. Which of the following best described the meaning of the word "apt"?
  1. likely
  2. not willing
  3. afraid
  4. quietly

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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.


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