20 terms

ELA Vocabulary Words

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explicit
stated clearly and in detail
evidence
anything that can be used to prove something
3. inference
an idea or conclusion that's drawn from evidence and reasoning
theme
the author's message in a particular piece of writing
figurative language
a statement or phrase not intended to be understood literally
quote
to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.)
trait (characteristic)
a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person
resolution
a firm decision to do or not to do something
prefix
a word, letter, or number placed before another
suffix
a morpheme added at the end of a word
root word
the most basic part of a word
interpret
explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)
idioms
an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
conflict
a disagreement or argument
main idea
the most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text, which tells the reader what the text is about
supporting details
A paragraph contains facts, statements, examples-specifics which guide us to a full understanding of the main idea
summarize
to make a summary of; state or express in a concise form
point of view
the position from which something or someone is observed
perspective
a particular way of considering something
performance task
any learning activity or assessment that asks students to perform to demonstrate their knowledge