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Main Idea

what the story is mostly about


the lesson about life the author wants the reader to learn


a brief retell using only the most important facts

Context Clues

clues around the word that help determine its meaning

Literal Meaning

the real or true meaning without exaggeration

Figurative Meaning

a hidden meaning that you have to figure out; emphasizes ideas and emotions


dictionary meaning


meaning that includes the emotions associated with the word


word origins; where a word originated from


comparing one word to another word

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