inference - using background knowledge and text evidence to come to a conclusion, quotation - details/evidence from the text that is indicated with " ", theme - the moral, lesson, or message that the author wants the reader to learn (Good things come to those who wait.), main idea - what the text is mostly about (Dragons are mythological creatures.), summary - includes a topic sentence, supporting details, and a conclusion sentence; explains the 5 w's (who, what, when, where, why), characters - the people, animals, or objects that are in a story, play, etc., plot - the events of the story (introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution), setting - when and where a story takes place, problem - the main conflict or challenge in a story, resolution - how the problem or conflict in the story is resolved, character traits - brave, honest, kind, caring, compassionate, scared, etc. are all examples of ___________ which are used to describe characters in a story, historical text - This type of text focuses on events that have occurred in the past that are usually significant or important, scientific text - this type of text focuses on subjects in the world around us (for example: plants, human body, space, cells, water cycle, weather, etc.), technical text - this type of text describes how to do something or the steps to do something, word meaning - word mapping, inferences, context clues, substitutions are all ways to determine _______ ________, figurative language - phrases or words that the reader has to "figure out" - the words or phrases do not mean exactly what they say; metaphors, similes, idioms, etc., literal language - words or phrases that mean exactly what they say, point of view - this is determined by asking who is the narrator of the story or poem; can be first, second, or third person, first person - this type of point of view is told from a person who was actually there to experience the event; uses pronouns like I, me, my, our, us, we, ourselves, myself, second person - this point of view will use the pronouns you, your, yours, yourself, yourselves, third person - this point of view is used to describe an event, but the narrator was not actually there to experience the event; uses pronouns like he, she, him, her, they, it, them, her, his, themselves, characters' names, author's claim or point - what the author wants the reader to think, feel, do, act upon; stated as true (The library needs a sturdy bicycle rack.), support - To show or back up,

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