20 terms

ELA academic vocab

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key details
give important information to support the main idea
text features
charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and headings that give more information
text evidence
information in the text to support the answer
comma
a punctuation mark used to show a pause
quotation marks
punctuation marks used to surround spoken words
expository
informational or non-fiction text; explains facts about a subject
character trait
describes a character based on actions, thoughts, and words
plot
events that make up a story
setting
when and where a story takes place
main idea
the most important idea that the author presents
prefix
word part added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning
suffix
a word part added to the end of a word to change its meaning
context clues
words around an unknown word that helps figure out its meaning
fact
something you can prove
opinion
something you can argue
recount
retell the story in the order of beginning, middle, and end
prediction
what a reader thinks will happen next
synonym
another word that means the same
antonym
another word that means the opposite
root word
simplest form of a word
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