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PSSA Vocabulary Week 2 6th Grade

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connotation
the emotion or judgment that a word expresses
context clues
a word or phrase near an unknown word that can help the reader determine the unknown word's meaning
contrast
to look for differences
credibility
the reliability of a source used for factual information
denotation
the dictionary definition of a word
dialogue
the words that characters speak in a text; a conversation between characters in a text
effect
the result of a cause
evidence
information an author provides to support the central idea of a text
fact
evidence that helps to convey the main idea of a text
graphic
a chart, graph, map or diagram that helps the reader understand the text
inference
an educated guess based on evidence in a text and what you already know
metaphor
a type of figurative language that makes a comparison without using like or as
object pronoun
a pronoun that acts as an object in a sentence
opinion
a view that someone takes on certain issues based on a personal judgment
personification
a type of figurative language that attributes humanlike qualities to something that is nonhuman
plot
the series of related events that build toward the climax of a story
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