FSA ELA Vocabulary - Grade 6
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what an article or passage is MOSTLY about - the main point the author is trying to make.
facts, examples, reasons, or descriptions that expand on the central idea
something that is said in the text
to show or tell
give specific examples or evidence directly from the text
writing in which you express your thoughts or opinion on a topic
writing in which you inform your reader
a statement in your writing that restates the question and tells your reader three topics you will be writing about
a retelling of the text's central idea and supporting details...ONLY the important stuff!
a description of events or facts - the article!
the whole thing!
a reasonable guess based on background knowledge AND evidence from the text.
a stated belief or thought
words or phrases from the text that prove an idea, claim, answer, or thought to be TRUE
to provide evidence for something, to show that it is true
something that is used to explain how something is true
to make something clear or easy to understand
a brief story used to make a point or further explain something
something that can be proven
someone's feelings about a topic
to show or tell using examples to make the text easier to understand
to cause an idea to grow within a text
to tell IN DETAIL what an event or character is like...looks, sounds, smells, etc.
to make an idea known for the first time
to form an opinion or thought, to end or stop
how the text or essay ends / an opinion formed
the person telling the story
what you already know
the beginning of a fiction story
a series of events that make a story
the part of the story that introduces the characters problem, and the events where they try to solve it.
the turning point of the story...the MOST exciting part!
the part of the story that is leading to the end of the story.
how the story's problem is solved
the struggle or problem the character faces
a conflict within the character
a struggle with an outside force
one event in a story
the way a fictional story is written
how a character thinks or feels
the reason for a character's actions
the lesson or message the author wants you to learn
a personal opinion or belief
different from the actual meaning of a word or phrase.
what a word means based on how it's used for a specific topic...
positive or negative feelings associated with a word
the words within the passage that come before or after a certain word - used to provide clues for the meaning.
the way a nonfiction story is written, how the ideas are organized
cause and effect
a text structure that tells the cause of something and then explains possible effects.
problem and solution
a text structure that describes a problem and then provides possible solutions.
compare and contrast
a text structure that compares and contrasts a topic
to give / to help / to move the plot along / to help move forward
as a whole, in general (the whole article or passage)
to tell things that are similar
to tell things that are different
to get ready
the reason an author wrote the text
author's point of view
the author's feelings about the topic
makes comparisons between two things or ideas - used to
a comparison using like or as
Exp: She has a smile like sunshine
a comparison that does NOT use like or as.
Exp: He is a bear of a man.
giving human qualities to something nonhuman
Exp: The boiling tea kettle screeched its complaint.
suggesting things are similar or in the same category
the way something is said - the speakers attitude or feelings about a topic.
the feeling the story creates
to show, to make known
a small part of a longer story
a group of lines in a poem
the act of repeating
point of view / perspective
the side from which the story is told - how they feel or think about a topic
1st Person Point of View
story is told by one of the characters, uses I, We, My...
3rd Person Point of View
told by an outsider...uses he, she, they...
to uncover, to show
an author's position or opinion on a topic
to judge whether something is true or accurate
acknowledging another opinion or thought...
While many believe....
Some would say....
an essay in a newspaper or magazine
agree, to believe something should happen
opposite opinion - to disagree
a true account of a person's life
an account of a person's life written by that person.
the power to change or effect something
a small group of words
a story written by someone telling about their own personal experiences
a specific category of literature, such as: poems, science fiction, fantasy, nonfiction
something that describes a character's personality
point of view - how someone sees something
to say that something is true without proving it
the person telling the story
the reason for something - answers the question why?
shown or told in the story
to show that something is true with evidence from the text
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