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Fifth Grade Reading OAA Vocabulary

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Abbreviation
a shortened word
Antonym
Opposite
Choice
an act of choosing
Context
facts surrounding an event
Context Clues
clues surrounding an unknown word
Contractions
using an apostrophe to bring two words together
Define
explain
Definition
the act of explaining something
Dictionary
a book with words and their meanings
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action that it does mean literally
Simile
comparing two things using like or as
Idiom
a group of words whose meaning cannot be predicted from the meanings of the actual words
Personification
Giving human characteristics to non-human things
Glossary
A list of words and definitions at the back of a book
Homonym
Words that have the same sound and spelling but different meanings
Homograph
Same spelling but different meanings
Meaning
purpose
Prefix
an addition to a word that goes at the beginning of a base word
Root or Base Word
Does not have any prefix or suffix added to it
Selection
an act of selecting
Sentence
words place together to make a complete though
Synonym
means same as
What does the word mean in the sentence?
Define the word in the sentence
Which definition of the word is used in the sentence below?
which meaning of the word is correct
Benefit
an advantage or good
Central idea
main idea
Challenge
a difficult task
Complete
finish
Compare
to find the similarities of two or more things
Contrast
to find the differences of two or more things
Data
information
Describe two ways
to tell of two ways
Detail
particular piece of information that supports the main idea
Explain your answer
Use details to tell why you chose that answer
How
to what extent
Graphic organizers
a way to organize data
Inference
the act of inferring
Number these events in the order that they happened
Put these events in sequential order
Predict
Make an educated guess of what is going to take place
Inform
to explaing something using facts
Persuade
to try and influence someone to do or think a certain way
Sequence
Placing things in an order
Subheading
A title or heading that tells what the selection will be about
Summarize
to make a summary
Timeline
sequencing events by the time or date that they happened
Entertain
to amuse
Cause
Is something that makes something else happens
Effect
Is the result of the cause
Centeral or Main Idea
The topic
Fact
A statement that can be proven with facts
Opinion
A statement that is based on feelings
Draw Conclusions
using what you have read to come to a conclusion or decision
Author's purpose
the reason the author wrote a selection
Beginning, middle, end
a sequence of how a story happened
Conflict
problem
Mood
how one feels
Point of View
how the narrator presents the informations
Setting
Where and when the story took place
Theme
Main Idea