26 terms

5th Grade Vocabulary - Quarter 1

Common Core ELA 5th grade Vocabulary Review
STUDY
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story elements
characters, setting and events
inference
a conclusion based mainly on references text
figurative language
language that contains or uses figures of speech (i.e. simile, metaphor, personification and idioms)
simile
language that contains or uses figures of speech (i.e. simile, metaphor, personification and idioms)
metaphor
comparing to things without using "like" or "as"
personification
giving non-human objects human characteristics
idiom
everyday sayings that are not meant to be taken literally
tone
manner of expression in speech or writing
evidence
​facts, figures, details, quotations, or other sources of data and information that provide support for claims or an analysis and that can be evaluated by others
paraphrase
​restatement of the meaning of the text using other words
characters
the people, animals, or inanimate objects that appear in a story
challenge
something that by its nature or character serves as a call to battle,contest, special effort
summary
is a brief review of a story's most important ideas; story summary should include the setting, main characters, the problem, the events that solve the problem, and the solution
event
the action that occurs in the story
interaction
the actions between or among two or more people, ideas, events, or concepts
relationship
the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.
onomatopoeia
Sound words that refer to the thing it is decribing like : "Six burgers were sizzling on the grill." "A snake slithered through the grass."
prefix
a word part added to the beginning of a word changing the meaning of the word
suffix
a word part added to the end of a word changing the meaning of the word
root word
the basic word part that another word is made of, when an affix is added
traits
adjectives (or describing words) that show the qualities of a character
theme
the life lesson or message that the author wants to teach
resolution
the steps leading up to a solution
conflict
situation needing to be solved (a problem)
explicit
when something is clear; leaves no doubt
quote
an exact statement from the text (must use quotation marks)