Alliteration – the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Anxious – excited and nervous at the same time
Argument – ideas that support a position; An argument often relates ideas through parallelism (repeated text structure), comparison (shows similarities between things or ideas), or causality (connects ideas by cause and effect).
Arrogant – a character trait describing people who think they are better than others (snobby)
Author’s purpose – the reason the author has for writing (inform, persuade, explain, describe, entertain, express, teach, show)7.
Autobiography – the story of a person’s life written by that person in first person point of view
Beneficial – helpful
Captions – small text found near a picture that provides important information about the picture
Cause – the reason why something happens
Chronological – in the time order that events happened
Climax – the turning point in the action of the story
Compassionate – having sympathy for others
Conflict – the problem in the story
Context clues – clues in surrounding text that help the reader determine the meaning of an unknown word
Contradict – to disagree; to say the opposite; to deny the things said by someone
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