Power Words First 9 Weeks

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comprehensive list of all power words for the 1st 9 weeks of school.

point of view

how the person telling the story sees it happening

evidence

facts to support your writing

summary

a retelling of the story

adjective

a word that describes a noun or pronoun

inference

using the text around an unfamiliar word to figure out its meaning

first person

one of the characters tells the story

third person

narrator focuses on the thoughts and feeling of one character

omniscient

narrator knows everything

fiction

a made up story

noun

a person, place, thing or idea

main idea

what the passage is about

genre

type (fiction, non-fiction, fairy tale, short story, poetry etc.)

theme

the general idea or lesson

plot

series of events that make a story

verb

used to express action or being

transition

words that link together sentences or paragraphs

compare

how things are alike

pronoun

a word that takes the place of a noun

imagery

appeals to the 5 senses

adverb

used to modify a verb, adjective or another adverb

plagiarism

using someone else's work, but calling it your own

bibliography

list of sources used in research

setting

time and place

contrast

how things are different

conjunction

a word that connects words, phrases and sentences

paraphrase

to express an author's ideas in your own words

resolution

the conclusion/ending of a story

supporting details

a specific, small piece of information that usually supports a main idea

characters

people or animals who are involved in a conflict in a story

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