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PSSA Vocabulary Week 1 6th Grade

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adage
an old familiar saying
affix
a letter or letters placed at the beginning or end of a word to change it's meaning
analogy
a comparison that shows the relationship between sets of things
argument
the central idea the expresses the author's point of view in persuasive non-fiction
author's purpose
the main reason the author has for writing a text
author's technique
the way an author relates information in a creative way to the reader
cause
something that brings about an effect or result
central idea
the most important idea in a text
character
a person, animal, or other creature that takes part in the action of a story or poem
chronology
the time order in which events occur
claim
a statement a writer makes to support an argument
climax
the moment of greatest tension or suspense in a story
comma
a punctuation mark used most frequently as a mark of separation within a sentence
compare
to look for similarities
conclusion
the end of a piece of writing that sums up the writer's main points and often provides a reflection
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