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Lesson 10: Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts

common core: RI 4.9; W 4.2 a-e, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9 b, 4.10; L 4.1 d, 4.2 b & c, 4.3 a, 4.4 b, 4.6
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adjective
a word that describes a noun or a pronoun
comma
a punctuation mark used to show a pause in a sentence or to connect ideas
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
informative text
nonfiction text in which the author presents information about a specific subject
linking words/phrases
words or phrases that connect ideas to make writing flow better
main idea
the most important idea in a story or article
precise language
words or phrases that are clear and exact
quotation marks
punctuation marks used to show someone's exact words
root word
the base, or main part, of a word
supporting details
the facts or other information an author includes to support a main idea
text features
items such as time lines, graphs, and captions that support the ideas stated in an informative text
topic
the subject, or main idea, of a text