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Third Grade Reading Vocabulary
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A word that describes a noun
ex: tall, three, handsome,
A word that describes a verb
ex: gently, easily, very
sound created by using several words
ex: Sally sells seashells by the seashore
A word that is the opposite of another word (e.g. hot-cold, night-day).
the way the author sees things
author's main reason for writing
author's purpose: EXPLAIN
"how to" writing
ex: How to build a treehouse
author's purpose: INFORM
report about a topic with facts
author's purpose: PERSUADE
convince the reader to agree with the author
ex: commercials, advertisements
can stand alone. It is a complete word all by itself, although other word parts may be added to it to make new words.
ex: group - grouped - grouping-
a story about a person that is written by a different person
ex: The life of Mark Twain
Text by a picture/map/chart that gives information
a grouping of people or things that have similarities
cause and effect
The reason something happens and the result of it happening.
ex: cause- you push a swing effect- it moves back and forth
Longer fictional stories that are broken into parts.
A person in a story
a diagram or table that shows detailed information
showing how things are alike and how things are different
big word that is made up of two smaller words
ex: play + ground = playground
hints in a text that help the reader determine the meaning of an unknown word.
two words that are put together and shortened by adding an apostrophe where the left out letter should be
ex: isn't - he'll - we'll - can't
text details that give sights, sounds and smells
A fact is a statement that can be proven; an opinion shows how someone things or feels
FACT: Tuesday is a day.
OPINION: Tuesday is a fun day.
A legend, myth, song, poem, or fable, that has been retold within a culture for generations.
ex: Paul Bunyan & Babe the blue ox
The design and typing in a text
EX: BOLD & ITALIC
type or kind of text or reading
EX: Fantasy - Mystery - Realistic Fiction - Folktale- Biography
A small dictionary in the back of the book.
the title for the paragraph, section or page
a story of past events that is partly true and partly imaginary
a word written the same way as another word but having a different meaning
ex: fair-pleasing in appearance -- fair- an exhibition or event
One of two or more words pronounced alike, but different in spelling or meaning
ex: scale (fish)/scale (musical)).
words that make pictures in your imagination
the use of language to create a particular effect or to bring to mind memories or feelings for the reader
comparing something or someone with words that are not meant to be literal
ex: Freddie is a pig when he eats.
multiple meaning words
words that are spelled the same but have different meanings
person, place or thing
ex: John, school, Sandy Creek
words that imitate sound
ex: hiss, buzz,
events in a story, usually with a problem and solution
word that refers to more than one person or thing
rule: add just "s" if word ends with a vowel or a y (ex: toy-toys)
rule: change the y to i and add es if the word ends with a consonant and y (ex: story - stories)
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
first person point of view
"I" the author is writing about himself
second person point of view
the author is writing TO someone else (writing to you)
third person point of view
the author is writing about someone else
ex: they, he, she
third person limited
the narrator of the story knows the thoughts and feelings of only one person
third person omniscient
the narrator of the story knows the thoughts and feelings of ALL characters
word that shows ownership
ex: Cindy's dog, boys' hats
A word or letter placed before the root.
ex: un + eventful = uneventful
words used in the place of nouns
ex: I, him, them, she,
beat or pattern heard when reading poetry outloud
basic part of a word that is left when all affixes are removed; a root cannot stand alone as a word
ex: anti ; bi; mar ; agr;
order in which things happen
when and where a story takes place
a comparison using "like" or "as"
ex: ...as white as a sheet
teeth like an alligator
affix that is an ending added to a word to change the meaning
ex: -ful -able -ent
Give me the short version with the main points
Beats in a word
word that means the same or almost the same as another word
ex: pretty, beautiful
table of contents
part of the book (usually in the beginning of the book) that names the chapters or sections in the book and gives the page number
books used for classes
ex: social studies, reading, health
major idea of a story - could be a moral or lesson
verbs verbs are ACTION words!
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