Core Vocabulary

Core Vocabulary

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

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