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3rd grade PSSA reading flashcards

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antonyms
words that mean the opposite
author's purpose
This is WHY the author wrote the article, story, passage, etc.
character
A person, animal, or thing in the passage.
narrator
The person telling the story
event
something that HAPPENS in a story
solution
how the problem is solved in the story
facts
truths
opinions
someone's beliefs
text organization
how the author organized his/her writing
sequence
Clue words:
first, second, next, after, finally
compare/contrast
Clue words:
on the other hand, but, in contrast, like, similar, difference
question/answer
Clue words:
who, what, when, where, why
cause/effect
Clue words:
because of, since, as a result
problem/solution
Clue words:
problem, solution, effect, hopeful
headings
These are BOLD words and phrases at the TOP of passages
summary
a shortened version of a passage
biography
A life story written about a person by ANOTHER person
preview
to view before
entertain
An author might write to make you laugh, to enjoy yourself, to have a good time reading, to make you feel strong emotions....
persuade
An author might write to try to change your mind, convince of something....
inform
An author might write to try and tell you about something, explain directions....