CES 4th grade reading/language academic vocabulary set 2

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genre

One of the categories based on form, style, or subject matter that books are divided into. (realistic fiction, historical fiction, poetry, non-fiction, biography, etc.)

homonyms

words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings (sale/sail)

index

An alphabetical listing of topics and the page numbers where they can be found in a text. It is usually found in the back of the book.

making inferences

When you can assume or guess something in a story that isn't told to you directly. (a guess based on facts from the story)

metaphor

A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.

outline

A structure for planning that includes only the main points which will define the paper or speech.

possessive nouns

Nouns that show ownership

prediction

a statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events

proofread

To read and correct mistakes in a piece of writing

quotation marks

These are used to enclose direct quotations, titles of chapters, articles, short poems or stories, song and essays

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