Core Vocabulary

Core Vocabulary

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Term Definition
analyze Break down its parts.
infer figure out using clues and prior knowledge.
refer go back.
summararize short retelling-include most important events.
conclude figure out.
classify put into groups.
define give a meaning to.
justify explain your thinking or answer.
label mark what it is.
organize to put in a category.
sequence put into an order.
central/ main idea what the text is mostly about.
comparison a description of similar people,places,ideas,or things.
illustratgion a drawing,steps,shown,example.
evidence the information in the text that proves or supports theidea.
point of view who is telling the story , from which vantage point.
stanza a group of lines in a poem.
theme overall lesson taught through the text for the reader's own life…example: courage, responsibility, perseverance.
cause What makes something happen (key words in text clued: because,when,
effect what happens as a result
response (respond) a verbal or writen answer.
specific a tool used to figure something out
specific exact, detailed answer

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