The students could also have a book walk where the students go through the story guessing what the story is about. Then they can go back and make connections to it to figure out what it is actually about.
This printable includes a students worksheet and a quiz. It reviews using dictionary entries to identify the meaning of a word in a sentence. The worksheets are multiple choice. The quiz includes identifying the meaning of words within a paragraph.
Deconstructing Nonfiction -- On Common Core. Examining Text Features Outside, Around, and Inside a Nonfiction Text. By Marc Aronson, Mary Ann Cappiello, and Myra Zarnowski on January 8, 2013, on SLJ.com