Building Vocabulary for 5th Grade
Terms in this set (26)
brief description accompanying an illustration
The ways in which a character changes and evolves throughout a story, often as a result of some conflict within the story.
Comparing two things. ex- John is taller than Mike.
last paragraph of a paper that restates the main idea and sums up the writer's thoughts
the problem which must be solved by the protagonist: man vs. man / man vs. society / man vs. nature / man vs. himself / man vs. supernatural
used to join words, phrases or sentences (FANBOYS) for, and nor, but, or yet, so
Writing/speech meant to be understood imaginatively instead of literally (Example-Hyperbole, simile, metaphor, etc.)
consists of lines of poetry that do not have a regular rhythm and do not rhyme
Something given as a broad statement or conclusion
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").
A word to express emotions: Examples- wow! My goodness! ouch!
Introduces/First Paragraph of the essay; grab readers attention and states the main idea
character who plays a small role in the story
Use of the words/ phrase that sound like the things that which they refer (Example-Buzz, click, pop)
parts of speech
the different classes into which words are commonly grouped according to their form, function or meaning: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection
Rhymed, free verse, and patterned.
A book or any form of INFORMATION (e.g., Internet, Encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs) that contains facts.
The ending to the story that states the final outcome of the conflict and/or what might lie ahead for the characters in the story.
The pattern or beat of a poem.
having an idea of what a person is like before knowing them
greater amount of force used to pronounce one syllable over another
superlative adjectives, adverbs
used to make comparisons among three or more people or things. (e.g., Who is the oldest living reporter? Crystals are the least expensive of all gemstones. The laser printer is the most expensive printer.)
smaller ideas that help support your main idea
how a piece of writing is organized; includes chronological order, logical order, main idea and supporting details, etc.
words such as first, then, last, so, because and also that show how ideas connect to each other
the history of a word, where a word comes from