n. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as another word.
n. A word that means the opposite.
Hints in a sentence or paragraph that help tell what an unknown word means.
A group of letters placed at the beginning of a word to change its meaning (ex. re-, dis-, in-, un-).
A group of letters placed at the end of a word to change its meaning (ex. -ist, -al, -ive, -ed, -ing).
The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express ideas and feelings, and entertain).
Order of events/ order in which things happen.
- Dates, times, and clue words (first, then, next, and last) help understand order of events.
- Two events may happen at the same time (clue words: meanwhile, during, while, as).
This is a statement that can be proved to be true or false by looking in a reference book, asking an expert, or using knowledge or experience.
Cannot be proven to be true or false, it is a belief or judgement (contains words like: best, should, beautiful).
Words that have the same spelling and the same pronunciation, but have different meanings.
Where and when the story takes place.
Meaning of the story.
Why something happens.
What happens as a result of a cause.
How are they alike.
How are they different.
The events that take place in a story.
The most important idea in the story.
Small pieces of information that tell about the main idea.
More than one
shows action or state of being
Word that describes a noun.
Names a person, place, thing, or idea.