Vocabulary - Goals and Scales

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central idea
most important point the author makes
supporting details
Details that support the main idea
retell
To tell again or differently in your own words
poem
a piece of writing that usually has figurative language and that is written in separate lines that often have a repeated rhythm and sometimes rhyme
text
the actual wording of anything written or printed
lesson
something to be learned or studied
message
the point, moral or meaning of a story, novel, movie
topic
the subject of the text
culture
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
diverse
when two things are different from one another
fable
a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral.
focus
The center of interest or attention.
folktale
stories that are passed down through generations by mouth or in writing
paragraph
an organized group of sentences that tell about one topic or idea
moral
the "message" of a story that is concerned with guidelines of right and wrong
myth
a story that was told in an ancient culture to explain a practice, belief, or natural occurrence. This story is often believed by people but it is not true.
conclude
to infer (to make a decision about) based on evidence
summarize
to take larger selections of text (or a story) and reduce it to the main points that are worth nothing and remembering
drama
a piece of writing that tells a story and is performed on the state
reflect
to think, ponder or meditate
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