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Power Words First 9 Weeks

comprehensive list of all power words for the 1st 9 weeks of school.
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point of view
how the person telling the story sees it happening
evidence
facts to support your writing
summary
a retelling of the story
adjective
a word that describes a noun or pronoun
inference
using the text around an unfamiliar word to figure out its meaning
first person
one of the characters tells the story
third person
narrator focuses on the thoughts and feeling of one character
omniscient
narrator knows everything
fiction
a made up story
noun
a person, place, thing or idea
main idea
what the passage is about
genre
type (fiction, non-fiction, fairy tale, short story, poetry etc.)
theme
the general idea or lesson
plot
series of events that make a story
verb
used to express action or being
transition
words that link together sentences or paragraphs
compare
how things are alike
pronoun
a word that takes the place of a noun
imagery
appeals to the 5 senses
adverb
used to modify a verb, adjective or another adverb
plagiarism
using someone else's work, but calling it your own
bibliography
list of sources used in research
setting
time and place
contrast
how things are different
conjunction
a word that connects words, phrases and sentences
paraphrase
to express an author's ideas in your own words
resolution
the conclusion/ending of a story
supporting details
a specific, small piece of information that usually supports a main idea
characters
people or animals who are involved in a conflict in a story