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English Language Arts/Reading

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main idea what the passage is all about
details information about the topic
passage a short piece of writing
transitional words (sequencing words) putting things in order Example - first, next, then, last, finally
characters who the story is about
context clues clues about the word that help find the meaning
predict make a guess about what will happen next
draw a conclusion come up with a reason
author's purpose why is the author writing this piece Is it for entertainment, information, or persuasion?
setting where the story is taking place
plot what happens
fact something you know to be true (You can prove it!)
opinion what you think/feel about something
synonym words that mean the same
antonym words that mean the opposite
genre what type of story
fiction the story is made up (make believe)
nonfiction the events of the story and the characters are real
drama a play
poem a short writing that sometimes rhymes (not all poems rhyme but the words have a rhythm)
cause why the action happens
effect the results of what happens
predictions what you think will happen next in the story
summary a short version of the main points of a story
idioms add color to your speech and writing (example: The man ""blew his top."" He was very angry.)
prediction A guess about what will happen based on clues in a text.
prefix A group of letters added at the beginning of a root word that changes the meaning of the word.
root word A word that can stand alone.
suffix A group of letters added to the end of a root word that changes the meaning of the word.
conclusion A decision based on clues in a passage.
main idea The most important point the author wants you to understand.
supporting details Pieces of information from the text that back up the main idea.
context clues Words or phrases that give the meaning of an unfamiliar word.
simile A phrase that compares two things using the words 'like' or 'as'.
idiom A word or phrase that does not use literal, dictionary definitions. They are also called 'figures of speech'.
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