20 terms

MCA Reading Terms Grade 5 and 6

Study vocabulary words used throughout the year. These are terms that may also appear on the MCA Reading tests.
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effect
what happens BECAUSE of an action
plot
the order of events in a play, novel, narrative, poem, etc
theme
topic or subject, big idea
identify
to pick out or recognize
summarize
to give a shortened version of the story, poem, or paragraph
infer
to guess based on clues and prior knowledge
character
a person that plays a role in a fiction or nonfiction story
setting
where and when the story takes place
predict
to say what will happen before it occurs
main idea
central thought or message
details
pieces of information that support or tell more about the main idea
fact
a statement that can be PROVEN
opinion
a statement that expresses a person's judgment or belief
stanza
a group of lines in a poem or song that resembles a paragraph
compare
find similarities (things that are almost the same)
contrast
find differences
interpretation
to explain what you think the passage means
analyze
to separate something into parts in order to look at them carefully
evaluate
to find or try to find the value or worth
cause
an action that makes something happen