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4th grade ELA Vocab
Review of CCSS ELA vocabulary for 4th grade
drawing a conclusion from evidence rather that information being stated directly. suggest, read between the lines
the message or lesson the author wants to teach the reader
briefly giving the gist of something, "the short version"
person or animal in a story
time and place of a story
something that happens in a story
written for a play
ordinary writing; not poetry
organization of a writing
point of view
perspective of the story from first person (I) or third person (narrator)
how two characters or themes are the same and different
helps the reader think about and understand what he/she is reading. (predict, visualize, connect to life, infer, etc)
understanding the meaning
the central idea in a story, what the writer wants you to remember most
how information is written in a text: cause and effect, compare and contrast, description, sequence, problem and solution
reading phrases quickly and smoothly
finding out the meaning of an unknown word by studying the words surrounding it in the sentence
a belief, without proof
using your senses: hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, touching
a word or phrase that connects one part of the story to the next part
ending; wraps up ideas
the reason something is written: to inform, to entertain, to describe, to persuade
the reader, who the story is for
correcting writing: fixing grammar, spelling, punctuation
to change or alter ideas
final copy of a writing
a site that can be believed to be true and free from opinion
study and learning about a topic
studying closely the small parts of the story (characters, setting) to make meaning of the story
careful thought about something
restating what has been written in your own words
ideas that prove the main idea
that which proves or disproves something
having a direct connection to what one is reading or discussing
a word that takes the place of a noun (example: use "he" instead of "Michael" ) (he, she, we, I, you, etc)
a word that describes a verb. often ends in -ly.
He quickly ran.
a word that describes a noun. The excited student ran for the gate.
...location or position in relation to another object
...part of a sentence, not a complete thought
...two or more main ideas not separated by a period
...conversation between two or more people
...marks used to show the exact words that are spoken "
...Two ideas joined together with a comma and a conjunction (and, or, but)
...a word or word part from which other words grow (by adding prefixes and suffixes)
...a prefix or suffix added to a base word or root to create a new word
...comparing two words or ideas using the word "like" or "as"
...a word that connects two words, sentences, or phrases
...comparing two ideas without using "like" or "as"
...an expression or word that means something different from what is written (raining cats and dogs)
...Simile ,Hyperbole, Onomatopoeia, Idiom, Metephor, Personification, Alliteration, (special additions )
...words that have similar meanings
...words that have opposite meanings
figure out or examine in detail
measure, look at good and bad points, draw your own conclusions
create, put together, make a plan
tell, show in words what it looks like
give additional information, "back it up," give reasons
tell about it, talk about it, give reasons
to state what you believe will happen
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