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Butler Gr. 3 PSSA R1

Reading Terms Group 1 Grade 3 PSSA

TermDefinition
Alliteration The repetition of beginning consonant sounds in neighboring words
Author’s Purpose The BIG idea or reason the story was written
Antonym A word that has the OPPOSITE meaning of another word
Conclusion The ending of a story
Differences How two or more things are different
Fact Something that is true and can be proven
Generalization When you make a general statement based on facts that can be checked
Genre Different ways that pieces of writing are organized
Homophone A word that sounds the same but has a different meaning
Hyperbole An exaggeration or overstatement
Informative Writing Writing that explains or informs
Main Idea What the passage is mostly about; “what matters most”
Opinion A person’s feelings or beliefs; personal thoughts
Similarities Things that are the SAME; what two things have in common
Synonym A word that had the SAME meaning of another word
Created by: ldurns