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33 Cards in this Set

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A lesson taught at the end of a fable.
Narrative Poem
A poem that tells stories about made-up characters or real people. The difference between regular and narrative peoms is that narrative poems have characters and plots.
New information
Facts that a reader would not have known without reading the information being presented
Writing that is about real people, things, historical events, and places. The writing is based on facts.
A belief that a person has about facts.
The outline is the most common graphic organizer. Outlines list the main ideas with supporting ideas underneath. An outline follows the order presented in a writing passage.
A part of a passage that begins on a new line. It is usually made up of two or more sentences about a certain subject or idea.
Part of Speech
Describes the type of word. Examples: Noun (object), verb(action), or adjective (description).
The purpose of a passage that tries to convince a reader of something.
To guess what the outcome of a story may be, or to guess what characters might do. Prediction is based on what the reader knows, and the clues the author provides. Predictions may need to be adjusted as new information from the text comes to light.
A letter or a syllable added at the beginning of a word.
A prefix may create a new word with a different meaning Example:
dis = agree + disagree
Looking at a book or a story before reading it, to begin to make predictions about the text. A preview includes looking at the cover, the table of contents, the graphics, key words, and even reading end of chapter questions.
Question words
"who", "what", "when", "where", "why", and "how". The answers to these types of questions help you decide what information is important to your topic and what isn't.
Looking for information on a topic.
Research Questions
The questions you ask and answer before you look for information about a topic. The question are: "who", "what", "when", "where", "why", and "how".
A source of information for research, like an atlas, an almanac, an encyclopedia, or the Internet.
The part of a word that carries its core meaning.
Science fiction
Fantasy writing that usually takes place in the future. Stories about events that have not happened yet.
Search engines
Web pages on the Internet that help you find information related to your research topic.
The order in which the events in a story occur. May not be chronological. Example: first event, second event, third event.
Sensory words
Words that describe sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch to give the reader a deeper sense of the text
Signal words
Words the author uses to show the reader the order of events or understand how ideas are related. Examples:
To show time: first, next, then, later, finally To show cause and effect: because, since. To comare ideas: and, also. To contrast ideas: but, on the other hand
To read very quickly, looking only for a certain key term.
A section of a poem that starts on a new line, much like the paragraph of a story.
A letter or syllable added at the end of a word. A suffix may create a new word with a different meaning. Example:
meaning + less = meaningless
Putting the main idea of a passage in fewer words. To write a summary, find the main idea. Note important details that support the main idea. Make sure you use as few words as possible.
Supporting details
Facts and ideas that support, or explain the main idea.
A word that means the same thing or is similar in meaning to another word.
Text organizers
Text tools that help the reader notice important details and understand how all the information fits together. Text organizers can be words or phrases that are set apart from the rest of the text somehow.
A graphic organizer that lists the dates or times of events in sequence with a brief description of each event.
Topic sentence
The sentence in an article that contains the article's main idea
A book that provides a list of synonyms or another word for a given word
Venn Diagram
A diagram used to compare and contrast two ideas, people, or events