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Lesson 4: Reading Historical Nonfiction

common core: RI 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 4.10; RF 4.4 a & b; SL 4.1; L 4.4 b
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affix
a prefix or suffix that is added to a root word
ask and answer questions
to ask and answer questions about key details in a passage and use the text to find the answers that will help you better understand what you are reading
compare
to show the similarities between two ideas, people, places, events, or passages
contrast
to show the differences between two objects, ideas, people, places, or events
effect
a result of a cause
firsthand account
a description of a experience or event that is told by someone who participated in the event described
historical nonfiction
nonfiction text that tells about real events or people from the past
make inferences
to use information in the text and your won knowledge to figure out things that aren't stated directly by the author
main idea
the most important idea in a story or article
root word
the base, or main part, of a word
secondhand account
a description of an experience or event told by someone who did not directly participate in the events