12 terms

Informational Reading Key Concepts Vocabulary

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analyze
to separate or distinguish the elements of complex information
author's purpose
author's reason for creating a text
central idea
the main idea of a text
cite evidence
to quote or mention evidence (proof) from a specific source
compare
to point out how 2 or more things are alike or similar
content specific vocabulary
vocabulary used mainly in a specific area of study
contrast
to point out differences between 2 or more things
infer
to find out by a process of reasoning (figure something out)
summary
a brief statement or paragraph giving the main points
text features
qualities of a text which help readers understand it (bold print/highlight/etc.)
text structures
how a text is organized (description/problem&solution/time order/compare&contrast/cause&effect)
textual evidence
showing proof from the text