15 terms

Lesson 9: Reading Technical Texts

common core: RI 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 4.10; RF 4.4 a & b; SL 4.1; L 4.6
academic vocabulary
specialized words used by people who study a certain subject or work in a particular field
a reason that something happens
a graphic organizer that uses columns and rows to organize information; a title and headings tell what the chart is about and what type of information it includes
chronological order
the order in which things happen
to show the similarities between two ideas, people, places, events, or passages
context clues
words in a text near an unknown word that give clues about the meaning of the unknown word
to show the differences between two objects, ideas, people, places, or events
a drawing with labels that shows the different parts of an object or how something works
domain-specific vocabulary
words that have a specific meaning in a particular kind of work or field of study, such as science, history, or technology
make inferences
to use information in the text and your own knowledge to figure out things that aren't stated directly by the author
main idea
the most important idea in a story or article
a picture that shows features, such as rivers, mountains, or streets, in an area; labels and a key tell about the information shown on the map
problem and solution
a text organization in which the information describes problem and then discusses a solution or solutions
technical texts
informative texts that explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts; these texts explain what happens, why something happens, or how something works
time line
a graphic that shows the dates when important things happened in a certain time period