This activity is all about the meaning of words we come across in texts.
When reading a story or non-fiction text, we may come across a completely new word.
This may leave us feeling a bit stuck as we don't know what the new word means.
Have no fear as we can use the words around the new word to help us make a clever guess about its meaning.
Read the opening of the advert below.
Hazlemarsh Summer Fair
Are you looking for an amazing activity to do with your children this brilliant bank holiday weekend? Do you want to make the most of the last weekend of summer? Look no further and come on down to Hazlemarsh Summer Fair this wonderful weekend.
Which word from this opening is closest in meaning to final?
When we're given questions like this, we must check the whole text to find the best word.
The answer is in this sentence:
Do you want to make the most of the last weekend of summer?
Last means final.
The last weekend of summer is the same as the final weekend of summer.
In this activity, you'll be answering questions about the meaning of words in a text.