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3rd Grade SBAC Vocabulary Words

affixan additional element placed at the beginning or end of a root
antonymword that means the opposite of another word
articlea piece of writing included with others in a newspaper
audiencea gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
authorthe creator of a written work
capitalizationthe act of making letters upper-case
central ideathe most important idea in a reading passage supported with details
charactera person or animal portrayed in a story
concludemake logical decision based on all information given
conclusionthe result
convinceto persuade someone to believe or do something
definitionthe explanation of a meaning
describeto explain what something is like
descriptiona statement or account giving details
descriptivegiving information in detail
detailsspecifies and makes clear
evidencefacts or information that make you believe that something is true
elaborationaddition of further information or clarification
dialoguethe exact words spoken by two or more people
dictionarya book which tells you word meanings
draftto create an early version of something
editrevise or make changes to
encyclopediaa comprehensive set of reference books
errorsmistakes or incorrect results
eventsomething that happens
examplessample/things illustrating a rule
explainto clarify or give details
factsstatements that are undeniably true
flashbacksudden recollection of a previous time
headingtitle or topic at the beginning
illustrationa drawing or picture
imaginarynot real
inferto assume or draw a conclusion
inferencesconclusions drawn from evidence
informto supply facts or data; to make known
informationdata or knowledge given or learned
introductionthe beginning section
lessona learning experience
moralthe lesson taught by a story
narratorthe person who tells a story
notesshort written descriptions
openinga beginning; an initial part.
opiniona belief or judgment held without proof
oppositein a position on the other side of something
paragrapha section of writing that has a topic and concluding sentence
passagea usually brief portion of a written work or speech
plotmain storyline or pattern of events
pre-writingthe formulation and organization of ideas
presentationA set of slides or handouts that contains information you want to convey to an audience.
punctuationmarks that clarify writing and signal expression
quotationa passage or expression that is quoted or cited
reasona justification for something existing or happening
relationshipa bond or connection you have with other people
reportto tell or/give a written account of something
researchReading about the topic that you are going to investigate.
research reporta report that brings together information gathered from several sources in order to prove a central point
reviseto correct or improve
root wordThe base word you start with before adding prefixes or suffixes
settingthe place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place
similarresembling without being identical
skimread or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid
sourceA book
speakera person who speaks
stanzaA group of lines in a poem
supportBack up with details
synonyma word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase
titlethe name of a book
topicThe main idea of the paragraph
underlinedto draw a line under (something)
verba word used to describe an action

Karen Castanon

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