Description: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 4B


4B: Interpreting Analogies

4B: Interpreting Analogies

Description: Interpreting Analogies

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Selection: A-38


Grade level: 1
Word count: 790 words
Author: Kerry Mescallado
Synopsis: Who knew something with just one wheel could be so much fun?
Excerpt: There are different kinds of unicycles. One kind is called a "giraffe." It has a very tall frame. It can be as high as ten feet!

Question: Read this part from the selection. What is the most likely reason this kind of unicycle is called a "giraffe"?
  1. It has a long frame, and a giraffe has a long neck.
  2. It has very small handlebars, and a giraffe has small ears.
  3. It has marks on its frame that look like the marks on a giraffe's coat.
  4. It can go very fast, and a giraffe can run very fast.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Find examples in five selections of words that describe things you can hear, see, or touch.


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