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MAP Reading Vocabulary 181-190

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homonym
words that sound the same, but have different spellings and different meanings
main idea
key idea
memoir
ones personal experiences and observations
moral
a lesson that is learned
multisyllabic
more than one syllable
myth
popular belief to explain a natural occurrence, or origins
summarize
cover the main points briefly
syllogism
a true conclusion IF the first two statements are true
thesaurus
book of synonyms
topic sentence
states the main point in a paragraph
Venn Diagram
overlapping circles used to distinguish common elements
topic
subject
autobiography
written story of writer's own life
bibliography
identification of writings, publications, or web sites
brochure
pamphlet that contains descriptive information
caption
explanation of a picture or illustration
characteristics
distinguishing traits, qualities, or properties
conclusion
last part or reasoned judgment
context
setting; the parts of a text that surround a word and help a reader to understand its meaning
description
mental image
diary
daily record of ones activities, reflections, or feelings
drama
contains action, conflict,emotion, and dialogue
fact and opinion
distinguish between what can be proven and what is a viewpoint or judgment
excerpt/passage
a small part of a larger text
fiction
imagined story
foreshadowing
clues before something happens
glossary
collection of words and their meanings
graphic organizer
visual representation to organize text
historical fiction
fiction based on people or events in the past
guide word
words at the top of a dictionary page to indicate the first and last words on the page
narrator
person who tells the story and may or may not be in the story
persuade
urge, convince, plead
purpose
the goal to be met
problem and solution
something that needs to be done, the actions taken, and the result
recipe
set of instructions for cooking
reference materials
texts containing facts and information
acronym
a word formed from the first letter of others words
almanac
yearly publication about weather and astronomy
anecdote
a short story telling about a specific funny, interesting, or personal incident
anthology
a collection of literature, music, poems, or art
aphorism
an accepted truth or belief expressed in a memorable statement (ie. An apple a day keeps the doctor away)
argue
to discuss and give reasons
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