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District Language Arts Vocabulary 4th Grade
4th Grade Language Arts District Vocabulary
Terms in this set (64)
part of speech that describes a verb, adjective, or another adverb
a comparison of two different things that show relationships
the person or persons to whom the writing is addressed
information from text that can be proved
different types of text (e.g. biography, poetry, science fiction, etc)
a visual way to organize information from a text or for organizing writing
a word with the same spelling and sound as another word, but with a different meaning (a multiple meaning word: bank, bank)
a word that sounds the same as another word, but may have a different spelling ( tail and tale).
trait of good writing that is concerned with the topic and the information you will include
an expression that does not mean what it literally says..."It's raining cats and dogs."
To understand something that isn't directly stated in the text by relating to background knowledge and context clues.To draw conclusions or "Read between the lines."
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things without using like or as
a personal belief or judgment
when we get up in front of the class and speak Ex. read something you have written, report, poem, personal narrative, etc.
Putting things in an order that makes sense, writing a strong lead and conclusion, and connecting ideas with transitions.
a section of a piece of writing, dealing with one topic
personal writing that covers an event in the writer's life, A style of writing that tells a story about something witnessed or experienced
a text structure that presents a challenge or trouble a character faces/how the problem is solved
part of speech that takes the place of a noun (he, she, they)
to carefully read and correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation in a piece of writing
a publication that is used to get information(dictionary, encyclopedia, internet, thesaurus)
the first copy of a piece of writing
Sentences should vary in length and style. The words chosen should flow smoothly when read, this means that the piece of writing is easy to read and understand.
the order in which things happen
a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using like or as
basic parts of a story: setting, characters, plot, conflict, point of view, and theme
a brief statement of the main points of a story or article
table of contents
a table or list of topics in a book (chapters or articles) showing their order and the place where they maybe found.
A word, phrase, or clause connecting parts of a piece of writing. (then, finally, however)
The fluency, rhythm and liveliness in writing that makes it unique to the writer
Painting pictures with words, finding the right words for the message, and using strong verbs, colorful nouns, and descriptive language
a part of speech that connects words, phrases, or clauses
(for, and, but, etc.)
A prefix or suffix
the main part of a word to which prefixes and suffixes may be attached to create related words (read/reread/reader)
the words and phrases that move the reader on to new idea
(e.g. for example, for instance, on the other hand)
this is a letter you write for a job application, your school, request to a business. Usually you start it with the name of the person (i. e.: Dear Mr. Smith), and you finish the letter with yours sincerely, yours respectfully and your full name.
the ways in which a character changes and evolves throughout a story, often as a result of some conflict within the story.
A struggle between opposing forces in a story or play, usually resolved by the end of the work. The conflict may occur within a character as well as between characters.
part of the plot; end of the story where the conflicts or problems are solved
the most important element of a passage or story
facts and ideas that prove or explain the main idea of a paragraph, passage or text
Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. This includes folktales, legends, fables, fairy tales, and myths from different cultures
A narrative genre of repeated story telling from generation to generation. For example: campfire stories, fairy tales, fable, ghost stories, legends, folk tales, myths, tall tales.
traditional literature of a brief narrative having a moral
a genre that includes exaggeration of characters or actions that are obviously unbelievable, often humerous
words arranged in patterns or stanzas using rhymed verses or has rhythm
a division of poetry similar to paragraphs
a diagram that shows when events took place during a given period of time
a smaller heading that gives the title of one section of a selection
a table that gives us information in an organized and clear way.
Charts that represent data (Ex: Pie, Bar, Line)
an intentionally exaggerated figure of speech (I am so hungry I could eat a horse!)
certain ideas that people trust are true
figure of speech in which nonhuman objects show human qualities
a word with the same spelling as another word but pronounced differently (bow, bow)
A word formed from the first letter of each word in a series
A short account of an interesting event
A belief or statement taken for granted without proof
A small book or pamphlet providing product information.
Communication between two or more people, a conversation between characters
a passage taken from a book, article, etc.
The systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
part of speech that shows action
A single event in a play; a break in the action occurs