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ELA Vocabulary

TermDefinition
character the person or animal in a story
character traits specific qualities of a character (ie. kind, courageous)
setting when and where the story takes place
problem the issue that arises
solution the answer to a problem
theme lesson learned from the story that you can apply to your own life
locate to find
describe to give an account of in words
main idea what a text is mostly about
details words that support the main idea
text features things that help you comprehend nonfiction text (ie. titles, headings, pictures, captions)
text the words within a story or passage
explain to make understandable
retell to tell again, in sequence, using details
summarize tell all main points, in sequence
evidence proof from text that supports your answer
quote to repeat someone’s words exactly
phrase a group of words from the text
compare tell how two things are similar
contrast tell how two things are different
refer to look at something (ie. text)
Created by: heather.anderson
 

 



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