reading 4

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main idea

what the passage is mainly about

supporting detail

information that proves your main idea.

sequence

order in which things happen in a text

cause

reason something happens

effect

result of a cause

dictionary

a book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them

encyclopedia

book(s) that give facts about many topics

periodical

a newspaper or magazine that is distributed monthly, weekly, or daily

atlas

book of maps

online directory

internet reference that gives a list of internet sites related to a topic

government website

any Web address ending with .gov

college/university website

any Web address ending with .edu

relevant evidence

information in a piece of persuasive writing that is related to its issue and supports its position

plot

events in a story

compare

identify ways things are alike

contrast

identify ways that things are different

dialect

the way a person who lives in a specific geographical area might speak

composite number

a number that has more than two factors

prime number

a number with only 2 factors....one and itself.

greatest common factor (GCF)

The largest factor that 2 or more numbers have in common.

least common multiple

The smallest multiple (other than zero) that two or more numbers have in common.

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