How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

PSSA 3rd Grade

STUDY
PLAY
synonyms
words that mean the same
antonyms
words that mean the opposite
re-, pre-, in-, un-, dis-, mis-, non-
prefixes
prefixes
word parts at the BEGINNING of words
suffixes
word parts at the ENDS of words
main idea
what the passage is MOSTLY about
author's purpose
This is WHY the author wrote the article, story, passage, etc.
character
A person, animal, or thing in the passage.
narrator
The person telling the story
subject of a biography
The person that the biography is about
event
something that HAPPENS in a story
solution
how the problem is solved in the story
personification
Non-humans acting like humans
facts
truths
opinions
someone's beliefs
text organization
how the author organized his/her writing
sequence
Clue words:
first, second, next, after, finally
compare/contrast
Clue words:
on the other hand, but, in contrast, like, similar, difference
question/answer
Clue words:
who, what, when, where, why
cause/effect
Clue words:
because of, since, as a result
problem/solution
Clue words:
problem, solution, effect, hopeful
headings
These are BOLD words and phrases at the TOP of passages
summary
a shortened version of a passage
biography
A life story written about a person by ANOTHER person
synonyms
beautiful/pretty
old/ancient
difficult/hard
antonyms
cooperative/stubborn
soft/hard
fact/opinion
reheat
to heat again
rearrange
to arrange again
reread
to read again
preview
to view before
preschool
school before regular school
preheat
to heat before you cook
insecure
not secure
insensitive
not senstive
incapable
not capable
undo
the opposite of do
unwind
the opposite of wind
uncaring
the opposite of caring
un- and -dis mean....
the opposite of
in- and non- mean.....
not
pre- means....
before
disappear
the opposite of appear
dislike
the opposite of like
-ful means
full of
hopeful
full of hope
careful
full of care
-ful, -less, -ble, -ly, -or, -ness, -ment
suffixes
-less means....
without
hopeless
without hope
careless
without care
happily
in a happy way
lovingly
in a loving way
carefully
in a careful way
-ly means....
in that way
entertain
An author might write to make you laugh, to enjoy yourself, to have a good time reading, to make you feel strong emotions....
persuade
An author might write to try to change your mind, convince of something....
inform
An author might write to try and tell you about something, explain directions....