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4th Grade ELA

1st person Telling the story from the narrator's point of view
3rd person The narrator is an observer and tells all parts of the story; what every character is doing
Authors Purpose Author's reason for writing the story
cause/effect why something happens/what happens
Characterization how the writer shows the characters to the reader
Characters people or animals in the story
Climax the turning point of the story
Compare/Contrast how things are alike or different
conflict what a problem is called in a plot
context clues using infomration around the word to help you find its meaning
Details give more information about the main idea
Dictionary Definitions in alphabetical order
Drama Skits and plays; not written in sentence and paragraph
Encyclopedia A reference book that has information on a lot of topics
Fable short stories with a lesson that are handed down over time; usually have animal characters.
Fact/Opinion this can be proven
fantasy a name for make-believe stories that involve elements that could never happen in real life
Fiction Written in sentence and paragraph form: Make believe
Genre types of literature
Glossary Located in the back of the book. Gives definitions of words found only in that book
Inferences making good guesses based on the information you have
inform the author's purpose for writing non-fiction
Legends/Folktales myths
Main Idea what the selection is mostly about
message/moral the most important idea the reader gets from the story
Metaphor the comparison of two unlike things using be
Narrator The person telling the story
Non-Fiction Provides information about a person
On-line resources reference materials found on the computer
Persuade the author's purpose for advertisements
Plot Structure of the story
Poetry Genre that tells stories; creates images
Point of view Narrative technique that the writer uses to tell the story
Problem/solution something that needs to be solved and how you solve it
Resolution part of the plot that happens after the climax
Sequence the order in which events happen
Setting the time and place a story occurs
Similie the comparison of two unlike things using like or as
Summarize retell the story in a shorter way
Theme The message about life the author wants to get across
Thesaurus A book containing synonyms/antonyms in alphabetical order
Vocabulary Use context clues to know meaning
Created by: ahh1102



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