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abbreviation
shortened form of a word
for example: doctor-Dr. United States- U.S. pound-lb.
Misses-Mrs.
antonym
a word that means the opposite of another word
Example: fast & slow are opposites
apostrophe
separates a word or takes the place of letters ( ' )
for example: can't don't won't
caption
explanation for a picture or illustration; usually found below the picture
chronological order
an arrangement of things following one after another in time
for example: first, next, then, last
subject
noun; tells what the sentence is about
for example: Rhea ate cheese. (the sentence is about Rhea)
predicate
verb; tells what the subject is doing (action)
for example: Rhea ate cheese. ate is the verb/action it tells what the subject is doing
context clue
hints that the author gives to define a difficult or unusual word in a sentence.
declarative sentence
a sentence that makes a statement
for example: He eats yogurt.
exclamatory sentence
a sentence that expresses a great emotion and excitement
for example: It is way too dangerous to climb that mountain!
interrogative sentence
a sentence that asks a question
for example: How can I do that?
fact
a piece of information that can be proven true
for example: Octupus can use coconuts to protect themselves from being eaten.
homophone
two or more words that sound the same pronunciation but have different meanings or spellings
for example: new and knew
homographs
two or more words with the same spelling but different meanings
for example: to, too, two
Venn Diagram
two circles that overlap each other to show how a text is similar and different
compare and contrast
finding similarities and differences between 2 things
Simile
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as
Metaphor
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is used to compare two things that are not are not same. Example: You are fast as a flash.
character traits
qualities that characters have (for example, honesty)
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