School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 4

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

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Standard 1.0 General Reading Processes

Topic D. Vocabulary

Indicator 3. Understand, acquire, and use new vocabulary

Objective b. Use word structure to determine the meaning of words

Selected Response Item

Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

Read these three words.

misuse    miscount    misbehave

In these three words, mis means —

  1. badly
  2. less
  3. never
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_053.xml

Correct Answer:
A

Selected Response Item

Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

Read these three words.

darkness    softness    kindness

In these three words, ness means —

  1. compared to another
  2. done in a special way
  3. having a certain quality
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_054.xml

Correct Answer:
C

Selected Response Item

Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

The er in teacher means the same as the er in —

  1. her
  2. lower
  3. speaker
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_055.xml

Correct Answer:
C

Selected Response Item

Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

In which word does in mean not?

  1. invite
  2. incorrect
  3. instead
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_056.xml

Correct Answer:
B

Selected Response Item

Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the space for the answer you have chosen.

The y in healthy means the same as the y in —

  1. lucky
  2. library
  3. nobody
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_057.xml

Correct Answer:
A

Resources for Objective 1.D.3.b:
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