adds to. EX: when an author CONTRIBUTES (adds to) more details to support an idea.
gives more information. EX: when an author SUPPORTS (gives more information) so we understand the topic.
has the power to make someone interested. EX: words or images that are APPEALING (interesting) to the reader
meant to. EX: the details the author gave were INTENDED (mean)t to show us that...
tries. EX: the author ATTEMPTS (tries) to get us to believe something
speaks about or talks to. EX: the author ADDRESSES (speaks to) a certain group of people
shows. EX: which sentence best DEMONSTRATES (shows) the author's viewpoint?
puts a lot of importance on. EX: the author EMPHASIZES (repeats) this sentence to show the importance of...
succeeds in sending the reader a certain message or sharing an idea. EX: the title that best CAPTURES (shares) the main idea of the article is...
wants to tell or share. EX: the author wants to CONVEY (tell us) how to...
figure something out by using what the text told you and what you already knew. EX: Which of these sentences from the text can help you INFER (figure out) that the author believes...?
shows the reader; as in, "What does this action REVEAL (show us) about him?"