ELA test prep academic words
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to select from a number of possibilities. Similar words: select, pick, determine, identify
common characteristics that are alike. Identify how things are similar .
characteristics that are not alike. Identify how things are different.
give a brief overview of the main points
think of the five W's and one H. Who, what when, where, why, and how.
to arrive at a decision, to close or bring to an end.
"read between the line"; the answer is not clearly stated in the passage. Use prior knowledge and experience to draw conclusions.
Break down the text. Look at how each part of the reading works together to explain the overall meaning. Similar words assess, evaluate, investigate, inspect
pick a side of an issue and use evidence and ideas to support that side
what was the reason the author wrote the passage. (inform, persuade, entertain).
present a clear picture of a person, place, thing or idea. Use details and sensory words.
best chances of happening
trying to convince someone if something is right or wrong.
why something happens
details from the text that support your answer.
the author's perspective or feeling about a topic
point of view
an opinion/ the perspective from which a story is told
painting pictures with words that involve the 5 senses
giving animals or objects human traits
when a word, object, or event stands for something else
comparison of 2 unlike things without using "like" or "as"
comparison of 2 unlike things using "like" or "as"
most important idea of the story.
most important idea the whole text is about. Who and what about the who, is the whole text about?
facts, evidence, or pieces of information given
the message or lesson about life of a story.
how the reader feels while reading the story
the main events in a story
where and when the story takes place
the order in which events happen.
the author's feeling or attitude about a topic
the process in which an author makes a character real, using S.A.L.T. (says, acts, looks, thinks)
the way the author writes or expresses themselves
how a story is organized
to back up, justify your answer, opinion, or claim
expand, elaborate, add details.
to make a judgement, to set a value on.
to bring all the parts together
knowing the important info in a text
vocabulary in context
understanding the unknown word within the context it is written in
tools and techniques of language and storytelling to craft a piece of writing.
the writer's position on a topic or opinion
a way of looking at things
adds to your understanding
give an example of
concept or idea that all people in the world can understand
shape, pattern, design
the use of words in a non-literal way to achieve a certain meaning
actions that causes things to happen
produces a change in
parts of something
way of doing something
create a picture with words
important or related to
not important or related to
position on something
judgement based on evidence