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synonyms

words that mean the same

antonyms

words that mean the opposite

re-, pre-, in-, un-, dis-, mis-, non-

prefixes

prefixes

word parts at the BEGINNING of words

suffixes

word parts at the ENDS of words

main idea

what the passage is MOSTLY about

author's purpose

This is WHY the author wrote the article, story, passage, etc.

character

A person, animal, or thing in the passage.

narrator

The person telling the story

subject of a biography

The person that the biography is about

event

something that HAPPENS in a story

solution

how the problem is solved in the story

personification

Non-humans acting like humans

facts

truths

opinions

someone's beliefs

text organization

how the author organized his/her writing

sequence

Clue words:
first, second, next, after, finally

compare/contrast

Clue words:
on the other hand, but, in contrast, like, similar, difference

question/answer

Clue words:
who, what, when, where, why

cause/effect

Clue words:
because of, since, as a result

problem/solution

Clue words:
problem, solution, effect, hopeful

headings

These are BOLD words and phrases at the TOP of passages

summary

a shortened version of a passage

biography

A life story written about a person by ANOTHER person

synonyms

beautiful/pretty
old/ancient
difficult/hard

antonyms

cooperative/stubborn
soft/hard
fact/opinion

reheat

to heat again

rearrange

to arrange again

reread

to read again

preview

to view before

preschool

school before regular school

preheat

to heat before you cook

insecure

not secure

insensitive

not senstive

incapable

not capable

undo

the opposite of do

unwind

the opposite of wind

uncaring

the opposite of caring

un- and -dis mean....

the opposite of

in- and non- mean.....

not

pre- means....

before

disappear

the opposite of appear

dislike

the opposite of like

-ful means

full of

hopeful

full of hope

careful

full of care

-ful, -less, -ble, -ly, -or, -ness, -ment

suffixes

-less means....

without

hopeless

without hope

careless

without care

happily

in a happy way

lovingly

in a loving way

carefully

in a careful way

-ly means....

in that way

entertain

An author might write to make you laugh, to enjoy yourself, to have a good time reading, to make you feel strong emotions....

persuade

An author might write to try to change your mind, convince of something....

inform

An author might write to try and tell you about something, explain directions....

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