Rose’s Dad told her and her sister they were going on a safari to learn about mountain gorillas. Rose wanted to go on summer vacation at the beach. However, after she did some research on the mountain gorillas, she changed her mind. Students will read the passage and use context clues to decipher the vocabulary, as well as answer questions on the main idea and the details.
Reading Comprehension Passage
Reading Comprehension Questions
Each of the vocabulary words below are used in the reading passage. As you read the passage, pay attention to context clues that suggest the word’s meaning.
Using context clues from the sentences in the passage, underline the correct meaning of the word in boldface.
1. "'We’re going on a safari to the Virunga Mountains of Africa.'"
a. cruise; water voyage b. steam train c. rock climbing challenge d. trip to view wildlife
2. "'They’re critically endangered.'"
a. sick or unhealthy b. approved or liked c. threatened; at risk of dying out d. crazy; mad
3. “Gina lumbered down the stairs.”
a. ran; galloped b. trudged or plodded c. slid or glided d. bounced; bounded
4. "'Mountain gorillas are also killed or captured by poachers.'"
a. meat eaters; carnivores b. illegal hunters c. zookeepers d. steel traps
5. "'they’re social animals and much more passive than aggressive'"
a. quiet or nonviolent b. happy or funny c. intelligent; smart d. friendly; loving