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PSSA Vocabulary

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antonyms
words with opposite meanings
argument
the position an author takes toward a subject and the reasons he or she gives for that position
author's purpose
the reason the author writes a selection, usually to entertain, explain, or persuade
bias
a preference for, or dislike of, of something. Bias is unfair if it is not based on facts
cause
the person, thing, or event that makes something happen
character
a person or animal in a story. Readers learn about characters by want they say, what they do, and what they think
climax
the part of the plot when the conflict is addressed
compare and contrast
a way of organizing written text by showing similarities and differences
conflict
the main problem or struggle in a story