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6th Grade LA Priorit

LA Priority SMART Goal Vocab (6th Grade)

Affix A prefix or suffix added to a root word to change meaning or part of speech
Analogy A comparison of items based on their relationship
Author's Perspective The author's opinions and beliefs
Author's Purpose The author's reason for writing
Character Development The way a character changes throughout a literary text
Conflict A struggle or battle a character experiences
Context Clues Hints an author gives to help define an unknown word
Conventions Using spelling, capitalization, grammar, and punctuation to help make writing clear and understandable
Evidence Proof found within text
Genre Categories of literature
Inference A conclusion made by using background knowledge and clues from the story
Informational Text A nonfictional piece of writing that informs the reader about a specific topic
Literary Devices Figurative language used to make writing more interesting
Literary Text A fictional piece of writing that tells a story or entertains
Main Idea The overall idea of a text
Modes Different genres of text determined by the author's reason for writing
Organizational Patterns Different ways of organizing information based on the author's purpose
Plagiarism Taking someone else's work or ideas and claiming them as your own
Plot Development The series of events within literary text
Point of View The perspective from which a story is told
Prediction An educated guess at what will happen in the future
Root Word The basic part of a word after all affixes have been removed
Summary A shortened version of a text that includes the main idea and supporting details
Supporting Details The statements that support the overall idea of text
Text Features Parts of a nonfiction text that help the reader find information and understand what they read
Theme The message or life lesson the author wants the reader to learn
Word Choice The vocabulary a writer chooses to show meaning
Writing Process Plan, draft, revise, edit, publish
Created by: SSC 8th LA
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