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week 10-14

General Language Arts- Weeks 6-10 words to review

context clue definition, synonym, example, or comparison that helps the reader infer the meaning of a word
describe to tell everything you know by giving details and examples
identify to name or to list
summarize to tell the main points or ideas
text structures pattern of organization a writer uses, such as cause and effect, chronological order, comparison and contrast, listing, and problem solution
cause and effect focuses on the relationship between a cause and an effect
main idea the most important point a writer is trying to make
inverted pyramid structure structure that begins with the most important details and ends with the least important details
transactive writing real-world writing such as news articles, letters, editorials, feature articles, and research reports
headline an attention
newsworthy characteristics makes a difference in people’s lives, is current, involves people who are famous or in power, touches people’s emotions, or is interesting
scoop news, information, or details, as obtained from experience or an immediate source
prediction a guess about what you think will happen next based on what you read
specific language to name and describe the parts and activities involved in a process
mental images pictures in your mind formed while reading
compound words formed by putting together two or more words to make a new word that could be written as one word, as separate words, or hyphenated words
transition words words that signal a move from one idea to the next such as first, next, then, and finally
sequence the specific order of steps in a process
visual aid a drawing that visually illustrates the steps described in written directions
logical order a clear chain of events in which each event follows naturally from the one before it; makes the process easier to understand
Created by: mrnewsome