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Unit 3: The Moral of the Story (Folktales, Fables, and Myths)

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Fable
A brief story that leads to a moral, often using animals as characters.
Folktale
A story that is usually passed down orally and becomes part of a community's tradition.
Myth
A traditional story with Gods or Goddesses to explain the world.
Recount
Retell events or facts.
Diverse
Showing variety and difference.
Culture
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
Central message
The big or main idea of a story.
Lesson
What you've learned from the text.
Moral
The lesson learned from the story.
Convey
Communicate.
Key details
Important details in a story that support the main idea of the story.
Text
The wording of anything written or printed.
Theme
The topic of a story or text.
Comparative
Similarities and differences of two things.
Superlative
Adjectives that indicate the highest degree of something.
Specific
Explicit.
Simple Sentences
A group of words that has a subject and a predicate.
Compound Sentence
A sentence with more than one subject or predicate joint by a conjunction or semicolon.
Independent Clause
A clause that can stand alone as a sentence (i.e., it expresses a complete thought).
Dependent Clause
A clause that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence because it does not express a complete thought.
Complex Sentences
A complex sentence has one independent clause and at least one dependent clause.
Multiple Meaning Words
Words that have more than one meaning.
Definition
The exact meaning of a word.
Root/base word
A base word is a word in its simplest form. A
base word has nothing added to it
Affix
A prefix or suffix that can be added to a root/base word to form a new word.
Prefix
A letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word that changes the meaning of the root/base word.
Suffix
A letter or group of letters added to the end of a root/base word.

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