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Word Study Skills. Grades 3 and 4. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the word sl eigh a. sway b. bright c. sweat. Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the word st ai r a. steer b. dryer c. mare. Select the word that has the same

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Word Study Skills

Grades 3 and 4


  • Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the word

  • sleigh

    • a.sway

    • b.bright

    • c.sweat


  • Select the word that has the same

  • vowel sound as the word

  • stair

    • a. steer

    • b. dryer

    • c. mare


  • Select the word that has the same

  • vowel sound as the word

  • try

    • a. my

      • lay

      • boy


  • Select the word that has the same

  • vowel sound as the word

  • flat

    • a.great

    • brag

    • jar


  • Select the word that has the same

  • vowel sound as the word

  • book

    • a. took

    • b. lucky

    • c. harpoon


  • Select the word that has the same

  • vowel sound as the word

  • saucer

  • a. yawn

    • b. mouse

    • c. thousand


  • Select the word that has the same

  • vowel sound as the word

  • feather

    • a.peaceful

    • b.measure

    • c.seasons


  • Select the word that has the same

  • vowel sound as the word

  • whirl

    • a.which

    • b.turn

    • c.road


  • Select the word that has the

  • same vowel sounds theword

  • reins

    • a.sleigh

    • b.ceiling

    • c.diet


  • Select the word that has the

  • same vowel sound as the word

  • smooth

    • a.bookmark

    • b.croaked

    • c.raccoon


  • Select the word that has the

  • same vowel sound as the word

  • head

    • a.greed

    • b.led

    • c.leaf


  • Select the word that has the

  • same vowel sound as the word

  • cloudy

    • a.shawl

    • b.showed

    • c.rowdy


  • Select the word that has the

  • same vowel sound as the word

  • avoid

    • a.await

    • b.annoyed

    • c.violin


  • Select the word that has the same vowel sound as the underlined letters in the word

  • red

    • a.peaceful

    • b.measure

    • c.seasons


  • Select the word that has the

  • same vowel sound as the word

  • tiptoe

    • a.approach

    • b.baboon

    • c.haunted


  • Select the word that has the

  • same vowel sound as the word

  • art

    • a.heart

    • b.chair

    • c.worm


  • Select the word that has the

  • same sound as the underlined

  • part of the word

  • another

    • a.operate

    • b.each

    • c.ears


  • Select the word that has the

  • same sound as the underlined

  • part of the word

  • object

    • a.goal

    • b.giant

    • c.grab


  • Select the word that has the

  • same sound as the underlined

  • part of the word

  • children

    • a.dirt

    • b.chart

    • c.dream


Select the word that has the

same sound as the underlined

part of the word

cough

a. famous

b. ghastly

c. daughter


  • Choose the word that has the

  • same sound as the underlined

  • part of the word

  • wealth

    • a.thirty

    • b.shelf

    • c.hoot


  • Choose the word that has the

  • same sound as the underlined

  • part of the word

  • freeze

    • a.mushroom

    • b.moccasin

    • c.easy


  • Choose the word that has the

  • same sound as the underlined

  • part of the word

  • cent

    • a.crest

    • b.since

    • c.cart


  • Choose the word that has the

  • same sound as the underlined part of the word

  • bounce

    • drove

    • should

  • c. count


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letters in

    • understood?

      • balloon

      • crook

  • c. shampoo


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letters in

    • plow?

      • a. powder

      • b. own

      • c. blow


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letters in

    • choice?

      • a. echo

      • b. canoe

      • c. enjoy


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letter in

    • bushy?

      • a. figure

      • b. duty

      • c. pudding


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letters in

    • peach?

      • a.ahead

      • b.feather

      • c.week


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letter in

    • awful?

      • a.photo

      • b.clear

      • c.punish


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letter in

    • apply

      • a.hind

      • b.uneasy

      • c.noisy


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letters in

    • tomorrow?

      • a.somehow

      • b.crown

      • c.groan


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letters in

    • kangaroo?

      • a.flute

      • b.furry

      • c.bookcase


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letter in

    • odd?

      • a.golden

      • b.open

      • c.mop


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letters in

    • chip?

      • a.cost

      • b.reach

      • c.hit


    • Which word has the same

    • sound as the underlined

    • letters in

    • toy?

      • a.buy

      • b.say

      • c.oil


    • Which word has the same sound

    • as the underlined letter in

    • fine?

      • a.list

      • b.dry

      • c.chief


    Prefixes and Suffixes

    Grades 3, 4, and 5


    • Choose the letter of the word

    • that best tells the meaning of

    • the underlined prefix.

    • nontoxic

      • a.under

      • b.less

      • c.not


    • Choose the letter of the word

    • that best tells the meaning of

    • the underlined prefix.

    • misprint

      • a.under

      • b.incorrect

      • c.between


    • Choose the letter of the word

    • that best tells the meaning of

    • the underlined prefix.

    • bicycle

      • a.away

      • b.two

      • c.not


    • Choose the letter of the word

    • that best tells the meaning of

    • the underlined prefix.

    • subsoil

      • a. under

      • b. greater

      • c. less


    • Choose the letter of the word

    • that best tells the meaning of

    • the underlined prefix.

    • submerge

      • a. less

      • b. across

      • c. under


    • Choose the letter of the word

    • that best tells the meaning of

    • the underlined prefix.

    • transportation

      • a.across

      • b.after

      • c.in place of


    • Choose the letter of the word

    • that best tells the meaning of

    • the underlined suffix.

    • fearless

      • a.more

      • b.without

      • c.below


    • Choose the letter of the word

    • that best tells the meaning of

    • the underlined suffix.

    • careless

      • a.below

      • b.without

      • c.like


    • Choose the letter of the word

    • that best tells the meaning of

    • the underlined suffix.

    • baker

      • a.one who

      • b.with

      • c.able to


    • Choose the letter of the word that best

    • tells the meaning of the underlined

    • prefix.

    • transmit

      • a.between

      • b.after

      • c.across


    The er in baker is the same as the er in _______

    a.danger

    b.teacher

    c.smaller


    The un in unusual means the same as the un in ______

    a.unhappy

    b.under

    c.uncle


    The ing in eating means the same as the ing in _____.

    a.string

    b.spring

    c.crying

    d.bring


    The ed in washed is the same as the ed in ______.

    a.bed

    b.weed

    c.looked

    d.shed


    Which word means to read again?

    a.reader

    b.reading

    c.ready

    d.reread


    The er in harder is like the er in ___.

    a.softer

    b.herd

    c.were

    d.prefer


    The re in replace is the same as the re in

    a.realize

    b.redo

    c.rescue

    d.restaurant


    The un in unkind is the same as the un in _____.

    a.under

    b.unlock

    c.unit

    d.universe


    The –ing in walking is the same as the –ing in _____.

    a.sing

    b.laughing

    c.bring

    d.string


    In the word disconnect, dis probably means _____.

    • again

    • full of

    • opposite of

    • toward


    What is the root word of these words?replay playful player

    a.layc.rep

    b.fuld.play


    What is the root wordof these words?shorter shortly shortest

    a.orb.short

    c.lyd.test


    unwrap unusual unhappyWhat does un mean in these words?

    a.under

    b.not enough

    c.the opposite of

    d.half


    What do you do if you reread a book?

    a.read it again

    • don’t read it

    • read it for the first time

    • return it and get another book


    What is the suffix in the word slowly?

    • owl

    • low

    • ly

    • slow


    What is the suffix in the word painting?

    • pain

    • ting

    • ing

    • ng


    Which of these prefixes means again?

    • un-

    • dis-

    • im-

    • re-


    Vocabulary

    Grade 3


    To aid means to ____.

    • find

    • help

    • keep

    • wash


    To purchase means to _____.

    • buy

    • break

    • collect

    • divide


    Amazement means _____.

    • joy

    • anger

    • wonder

    • sparkle


    Jane went to see the doctor because she has a medical problem. Medical means _____.

    • family

    • school

    • health

    • money


    The owner will expand the store and add more products. Expand means _____.

    • enlarge

    • close

    • visit

    • sell


    In the 1800’s, people moved west to find more territory. Territory means _____.

    • cash

    • food

    • land

    • cities


    Food was running low, so each soldier received a small ration. A ration means a _____.

    • table

    • fork

    • mouth

    • serving


    If you squat down, you can see the baby rabbits under the bush. Squat means _____.

    • bend

    • fall

    • march

    • swim


    I had to strain to hear Grandma’s quiet voice. Strain means _____.

    • try hard

    • sit down

    • not listen

    • go outside


    I couldn’t believe she knew how to pronounce my name! Pronounce means _____.

    • feel

    • open

    • say

    • taste


    Dad’s big coat will fall off such a slender person. Slender means ___.

    • nice

    • loud

    • smart

    • thin


    Multiple Meaning Words

    Grade 3


    Place the book on the shelf.

    a. Meet me at John’s place.

    b. Which place has the most fun?

    c. Annie held my place in line.

    d. Did you place the cup on the

    desk?


    She took a trip to Florida.

    a.Be careful, or you will trip!

    b.We planned our trip together.

    c.I trip over things lots of times.


    I turned on the light so I could see better.

    a.The feather was very light.

    b.She wore light colors because it was going to be a hot day.

    c.There is only one light in the living room.


    We broke a rule when we ran in the hallway.

    a.The king and queen rule the country.

    b.The judge will rule fairly.

    c.The doctor wants to rule out chicken pox.

    d.We understand every rule of the game.


    There is no extra charge to deliver the package.

    a.An angry bull will sometimes charge.

    b.The soldier sounded the charge.

    c.The charge is five dollars.

    d.They will charge him with stealing.


    That river leads to the sea.

    a.The president leads the nation.

    b.That runner leads to race.

    c.Spring Street leads to Grove Street.

    d.She leads an exciting life.


    I can play the horn and the flute.

    a.The goat has a broken horn.

    b.The horn is a warning for ships.

    c.The car’s horn is very loud.

    d.We heard the sound of the drums

    and the horn.


    She read a story to me.

    a.We live in a two story house.

    b.The library is on the third story.

    c.“The Three Little Pigs” is a story.


    Wear a heavy coat on a cold day.

    a.A button fell off my coat.

    b.Sasha’s dog has a healthy coat.

    c.The room needs another coat of paint.

    d.This medicine will coat your sore throat.


    I will guide you along the trail.

    • Did you ask the guide for directions?

    • There are two guide words at the top of each dictionary page.

    • Please guide the students to the classroom.

    • We followed the guide through the museum.


    Vocabulary

    Grades 4 and 5


    Dreadful means _____.

    • angry

    • excited

    • terrible

    • vague


    To consent is to _____.

    • agree

    • change

    • plan

    • protect


    An occupation is a ____.

    • job

    • tool

    • helper

    • message


    A quantity is ____.

    • a moment

    • a demand

    • an amount

    • an explanation


    Something that is popular is _____.

    • bought

    • glowing

    • hard

    • well-liked


    A frontier is most like a _____.

    • cabin

    • fire

    • town

    • wilderness


    A marine animal lives in the ____.

    • desert

    • jungle

    • sea

    • woods


    To trek is to ____.

    • drink

    • jump

    • trick

    • walk


    Moisture means ____.

    • motion

    • dampness

    • strength

    • foolishness


    I felt tranquil sitting in the shade on a quiet spring day. Tranquil means ____.

    • excited

    • jealous

    • awkward

    • peaceful


    Baltimore is a great metropolis. A metropolis is _____.

    • a city

    • an idea

    • a person

    • a chemical


    The coach announced that the practice session is mandatory for every player who wants to be on the team. Mandatory means ____.

    • fun

    • boring

    • required

    • confusing


    When Mom told Carla she could not spend the night with her friend, Carla became indignant and stomped upstairs. Indignant means _____.

    • impatient

    • angry

    • quiet

    • thoughtful


    She could not fathom why her friend wanted to stay indoors. Fathom means _____.

    • confess

    • decide

    • enjoy

    • understand


    Multiple Meaning Words

    Grades 4 and 5


    Mary gripped the bat tightly as she waited for the pitch.

    a.There’s a bat hanging upside down in the tree.

    b.He swung the bat and missed the ball.

    c.I watched my cat bat at the butterfly as it flew past him.


    When she flipped the switch the light came on.

    a.The moon looked like a yellow light in the sky.

    b.The moon seemed to light up the sky.

    c.The moon looked as light as a feather as it floated through the clouds.


    The pen dripped red ink all over my paper.

    a.The animals ran back and forth in their pen.

    b.Will you get a new pen tomorrow at the school store?

    c.Could you please pen the dog in his kennel?


    She had to wait as I looked up the balance of her account.

    a.I can’t account for the missing pieces of the game.

    b.Can you give me an accurate account of yesterday’s event?

    c.The teller asked me for the number of my account.


    I was afraid the rope would snap if I tried to climb it.

    a.I couldn’t close the snap on my purse.

    b.The dog will snap at me if I try to pet him.

    c.The rubber band will snap if you pull it too far.

    d.Don’t make a snap judgment about the book – read it first!


    I rose from my chair in astonishment.

    a.The sun rose early this morning.

    b.Dad gave Mom a beautiful red rose.

    c.My dress is a beautiful shade of rose.


    Susan tried to roll the clay into a ball.

    a.As I cleared the table, I felt my hand sink into the bowl of mashed potatoes.

    b.The boat was so heavy that it started to sink.

    c.The ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide.


    Many celebrities complain that they about being hounded by the press.

    a.The last step of the directions is to press the green button.

    b.You will have to press your pants before you can wear them.

    c.The press are gathering to take notes on the president’s speech.

    d.There were so many people that Tim got lost in the pressof the crowd.


    Many actors do not want their private lives written about by reporters.

    a.Many people spend their whole lives in one place.

    b.Grandma lives for the day she can go home from the hospital.

    c.The president’s family lives in the White House.

    ***************


    I lost my house key.

    a.Our team lost the game.

    b.Fred lost his homework.

    c.Mike felt lost in math class.

    d.Ann lost interest in the book.


    Tyrell drew a picture for me.

    a.The long day drew to a close.

    b.Dad drew money from the bank.

    c.The little dog drew back in fear.

    d.Beth drew in her coloring book.


    Did you hear that sound?

    a.Don’t make a sound.

    b.She made a sound choice.

    c.Someone should sound the alarm.

    d.This board is sound, but that one is rotten.


    The man held still and the artist started to draw.

    a.The used a bucket to draw water from the well.

    b.The referee called the game a draw after five hours.

    c.In his free time, he liked to draw pictures of his friends.

    d.The teacher began to draw the students’ attention to the map.


    Did you slip the photo back into the photo album?

    a.Don’t slip and fall on the ice!

    b.I will slip this envelope under the door.

    c.A slip of paper kept my place in the book.

    d.I am going to slip outside for a quick walk around the block.


    The course on boating safety was canceled.

    a.We had soup for the first course of our meal.

    b.I am taking a computer course this summer.

    c.Columbus set a course for the new world.

    d.The grass on the golf course is trimmed very short.


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