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pssa vocab

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context clues
the words or phrases near an unfamiliar word that help a reader understand the word's meaning
effect
the event or situation that results from a cause
fact
information that can be proven through a reliable source
first-person
the point of view in which the narrator is a character in the story, using words like I we, and us
generalization
a broad statement that is not necessarily true or based on facts
graphics
visual aids that show information in a clear, organized way, such as charts, graphs, and maps
hyperbole
an exaggeration or an overstatement
imagery
descriptive words that help the reader imagine a particular sight, sound, smell, touch, or taste
inference
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
metaphor
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
opinion
a statement that expresses personal feelings or beliefs and cannot be proven true
personification
when human traits are given to animals or objects
plot
the sequence of events in a story
point of view
the perspective from which the narrator tells the story
prefix
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
propaganda
information that is spread to influence the way people think
resolution
the part of the plot where the conflict is solved