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CRCT lessons 1 & 2

CRCT review lessons 1 & 2

Main Idea The main thing the story is about.
Theme The underlying meaning of the story; life lesson. The moral of the story.Ex: The Boy Who Cried Wolf- Don’t lie; when you need people to believe you they won’t.
Summary To retell the story in your own words touching on the main ideas. Don’t give all the little details.
Footnote A short explanation, set off by a number, that appears beneath
Sidebar a short explanation that appears to the side of the text, usually in a box.
Technical terms specific words used by people in a particular field. Ex: A doctor would use words that doctors would be more familiar with. A mechanic would use words related to automotives.
Context within the text. The words in the sentence, paragraph, book
Synonyms Words with similar meanings. Ex: euphoric/overjoyed; downhearted/depressed, big/large.
Antonyms Words with opposite meanings. Ex: happy/sad; hard working/lazy.
Homophones Words that sound the same, but have different meanings. Ex: to, too, two
Similes A comparison using like or as. Ex. He fell down like a ton of bricks.He is as happy as a hog in mud.
Metaphor A comparison that says one thing is another. Ex: The night sky blanketed the city. Ex: The teacher is a monster today.
Hyperbole A statement that is exaggerated or greatly overstated. Ex: I am so hungry I could eat a cow.
Personification To give human qualities to something that is not human. Ex: the blue bird sang a beautiful song.
Idiom A figure of speech that is not literal (actual; real) but has a real meaning. Ex: It is raining cats and dogs. It is not really raining animals, but it is raining hard.
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