Fifth Grade Language Arts Academic Vocabulary
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use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
This adjective compares two things. They end with "-er."
joins words or groups of words EXAMPLES: and, or, but
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").
Words to express emotions: Examples: Wow! Ouch!
Introduces/First Paragraph of the essay; grab readers attention and states the main idea
implied main idea
a main idea that is suggested or inferred but not directly stated
stated main idea
Found in the first or last sentence of a paragraph / found in the first or last paragraph of a story
comparison not using like or as
Tells a story
is the use of words that sound like the words they describe
parts of speech
Noun - Verb - Adjective - Pronoun - Adverb - Preposition - Conjunction - Interjection
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
the sequence of events in a story
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
A writing prompt gives definition and direction to the assigned topic. It can be as simple as a general idea, or complex enough to define the position of the thesis as well as the supporting paragraph.
a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)
punctuation mark that separates two independent clauses in a sentence. Ex. Gertrude was unhappy about her grades; she will try harder this grading period.
A book, magazine article, web site, or other credible information source used to research a report or project
main part of the word that provides the word's basic meaning
comparison using like or as
A simple retelling of what you've just read.
compares three or more things - oldest, wisest, shortest
the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.)
the main idea of the story
Words and phrases that bridge sentences and paragraphs by showing location, time, comparisons etc.
parts added to the beginning (prefix) or end (suffix) of a root word to create new words.
language enriched by word images and figures of speech.
a group of related words that contain both a subject and a verb
delivering an address to a public audience
a word used to show the relation of a noun or pronoun to another word. ex: over the moon
reference info such as author name, full title of the work, publication year etc.
something we can picture in our minds