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context clues

the words or phrases near an unfamiliar word that help a reader understand the word's meaning


the event or situation that results from a cause


information that can be proven through a reliable source


the point of view in which the narrator is a character in the story, using words like I we, and us


a broad statement that is not necessarily true or based on facts


visual aids that show information in a clear, organized way, such as charts, graphs, and maps


an exaggeration or an overstatement


descriptive words that help the reader imagine a particular sight, sound, smell, touch, or taste


a guess you make about a text by combining the author's clues with your own knowledge and experiences

main idea

what a passage is mostly about - it can be implied or stated directly


a comparison of two things that does not use 'like' or 'as'

multiple meaning words

words that are spelled the same but have different meanings


a statement that expresses personal feelings or beliefs and cannot be proven true


when human traits are given to animals or objects


the sequence of events in a story

point of view

the perspective from which the narrator tells the story


a group of letters added before a root to change its meaning

problem and solution

an organizational structure that presents a problem and describes how it is solved


information that is spread to influence the way people think


the part of the plot where the conflict is solved

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