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Vocabulary Words

Compound Word

A word composed of two or more smaller words (ex - doorknob)


A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word example: can not - can't

Fairy Tale

A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features folkloric fantasy characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants, mermaids or gnomes.

Folk Tale

Retellings of American folktales and legends, Native American myths, weather folklore, and ghost stories

Main Idea

The main idea of a paragraph tells the topic of the paragraph


setting includes the time, location, and everything in which a story takes place.


a vowel is a sound in spoken language, such as English: A E I O U and sometimes Y

Word Family

A group of words that share a common base, to which different prefixes and suffixes are added.


A syllable is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. For example, the word water is composed of two syllables: wa and ter.

Table of Contents

A table of contents, usually headed simply "Contents" and abbreviated informally as TOC, is a list of the parts of a book or document organized in the order in which the parts appear.

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