Reading Terms
Fact and Opinion
Organizational Patterns
Figurative Language
Context Clues
100

The problem or problems in the story.

What is conflict?

100

The horse's home is in a natural area in Italy.

You could prove this.

What is a fact?

100

Uses signal words like first, second, next, last

What is sequential order?

100

This type of figurative language compares two things using like or as.

What is a simile?

100

He traveled through the Grand Canyon and also studied the cultures of some of the Native Americans he met.

Find the meaning of cultures: a) buildings b) plants c) societies d) writings

What is societies?

200

It is the positive or negative meaning of a word.

What is a connotation?

200

Seeing a narwhal in the ocean is an exciting event.

Seeing a narwhal in the ocean is an exciting event.

What is an opinion?

200

Explains how to fix a problem and uses words like solve, issue, solution, problem

What is problem and solution?

200

What type of figurative language is this?

The sidewalk was as hot as the sun.

What is simile?

200

The Grand Canyon may be millions of years old, but people have only inhabited it for a few thousand years.

Decide the meaning of inhabited.

What is lived in?

300

The turning point, or highest point of conflict in a story.

What is the climax?

300

The temperature of the Arctic Ocean is near freezing.

What is a fact? 

You could prove this.

300

Explains how things are the same and different and uses words like alike, different, in contrast, similarly.

What is compare and contrast?

300

What type of figurative language is this?

The girl was a monster to everyone she didn't get along with.

What is a metaphor?

300

A rival company built a structure of a castle that was the size of a football field and weighed 19,000 tons. 

What does rival mean? a) competing b) helping c) different d) recent

What is competing?

400

The feeling that the author creates in a story.

What is the mood?

400

If you were a fish, one of the last birds you would want to see flying overhead is a hungry osprey.

If you were a fish, one of the last birds you would want to see flying overhead is a hungry osprey.

What is an opinion?

400
Explains what makes something happen and uses words like because, as a result, and since.

What is cause and effect?

400

What type of figurative language is this?

"If you make me carry my heavy backpack home, I will break my back."

What is hyperbole?

400

After this, they make a rough outline of the shape they will carve. 

Which sentence uses rough the same way?

a) A chunk of coal is a diamond in the rough.

b) The rough seas tossed the boat on the waves.

c) I have had some rough times with my best friend.

d) I have almost finished the rough draft of my essay.

What is I have almost finished the rough draft of my essay?

500

The cat is meowing at its owner. It is probably hungry.

The first sentence is an observation. The second sentence is an _________.

What is an inference?

500

Soaring one hundred feet above the water, their sharp eyes watch the surface carefully for any tell-tale signs of fish.

What is a fact?

500

Describes the steps of doing something, but doesn't necessarily tell them in an order.

What is process?

500

What type of figurative language is this:

The sunlight danced across my window, waking me up early.

What is personification?

500

Small containers proclaimed the virtues of the "rose toothpaste" or "cherry toothpaste" inside. 

What does proclaimed mean? a) announced b) concealed c) admitted d) shouted

What is announced?

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