Fifth Grade Reading OAA Vocabulary

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Abbreviation

a shortened word

Antonym

Opposite

Choice

an act of choosing

Context

facts surrounding an event

Context Clues

clues surrounding an unknown word

Contractions

using an apostrophe to bring two words together

Define

explain

Definition

the act of explaining something

Dictionary

a book with words and their meanings

Metaphor

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action that it does mean literally

Simile

comparing two things using like or as

Idiom

a group of words whose meaning cannot be predicted from the meanings of the actual words

Personification

Giving human characteristics to non-human things

Glossary

A list of words and definitions at the back of a book

Homonym

Words that have the same sound and spelling but different meanings

Homograph

Same spelling but different meanings

Meaning

purpose

Prefix

an addition to a word that goes at the beginning of a base word

Root or Base Word

Does not have any prefix or suffix added to it

Selection

an act of selecting

Sentence

words place together to make a complete though

Synonym

means same as

What does the word mean in the sentence?

Define the word in the sentence

Which definition of the word is used in the sentence below?

which meaning of the word is correct

Benefit

an advantage or good

Central idea

main idea

Challenge

a difficult task

Complete

finish

Compare

to find the similarities of two or more things

Contrast

to find the differences of two or more things

Data

information

Describe two ways

to tell of two ways

Detail

particular piece of information that supports the main idea

Explain your answer

Use details to tell why you chose that answer

How

to what extent

Graphic organizers

a way to organize data

Inference

the act of inferring

Number these events in the order that they happened

Put these events in sequential order

Predict

Make an educated guess of what is going to take place

Inform

to explaing something using facts

Persuade

to try and influence someone to do or think a certain way

Sequence

Placing things in an order

Subheading

A title or heading that tells what the selection will be about

Summarize

to make a summary

Timeline

sequencing events by the time or date that they happened

Entertain

to amuse

Cause

Is something that makes something else happens

Effect

Is the result of the cause

Centeral or Main Idea

The topic

Fact

A statement that can be proven with facts

Opinion

A statement that is based on feelings

Draw Conclusions

using what you have read to come to a conclusion or decision

Author's purpose

the reason the author wrote a selection

Beginning, middle, end

a sequence of how a story happened

Conflict

problem

Mood

how one feels

Point of View

how the narrator presents the informations

Setting

Where and when the story took place

Theme

Main Idea

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