Building Vocabulary for Third Grade
Terms in this set (32)
A shortened form of a word. Example: Mister/Mr.
story of a person's life written by another person
Larger, usually bold or colored titles that tell what the chapter is going to be about
check for understanding
when you don't understand what you have read-you use strategies to figure it out and reread from the beginning of the section to make sure you understand
the order in which events happen in time (First, Next, Then)
A word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Usually ends in -ly. Anwers the questions how?, when?, and where?
words that joins words or groups of words. Examples: and, or, but, so
A sentence that expresses a strong feeling. It ends with an exclamation mark. "!"
Something that can be proven
an alphabetical listing of important words from the text and their meanings
a make believe story which could have happened a long time ago based on historical facts
sentence that gives a command
A book or set of books containing facts and explanations of a wide variety of subjects
a sentence that makes a statement
Clues in surrounding text that help the reader determine the meaning of an unknown word.
A story that is not true or is made up
stories that are consistent with the lives of real people in our contemporary world. Realistic means the story could have happened (Jacob Have I Loved by Betsy Paterson).
an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
The meaning, moral, or main message of the story that the writer wants to share
ideas that support, or back up, the main idea of a selection
Tells who or what a sentence is about; usually a noun
parts of the story such as characters, plot, point of view, problem, theme etc.
sentences that go on and on
to make corrections to; edit or redo
A form of a noun or pronoun that indicates belonging to someone or something. (usually apostrophe and s. Michael's boat.
the process of convincing people to think or act in a certain way
what a person thinks about something
different words that share the same spelling and pronunciation
Genre that presents make-believe stories that are the product of the author's imagination.Beyond the real of everyday life that the stories can't possible be true.
What the passage is mostly about (like the topic)
a sentence that asks a question
when the reader combines information read with what the reader already knows to make a reasonable guess