Author's Purpose
Genre
Miscellaneous
Main Idea/Details
ACRONYMS
100

An author whose purpose is to                 will explain something to readers or provide them with knowledge they did not possess before.

What is "to inform"

100

Genre that includes things that did not happen in real life.

What is fiction?

100

When you read rapidly in order to get a general overview of the material. 

What is skimming the text?

100

There are many different kinds of bears in the world. Black bears live in North America. Grizzly bears also live in North America. They are very dangerous. The white Polar bear lives in the Arctic. The biggest bear is the Kodiak bear that is found in Alaska. 

What is the main idea of this text passage? 

A. Bears live in North America. 

B. Bears are dangerous. 

C. There are many kinds of bears.

What is C.

100

PIE stands for...

What is...


P- persuade

I- Inform

E- Entertain

200

A story that is funny, scary, or a mystery is to ____

What is to entertain

200

This type of genre is based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history.

What is nonfiction?

200

3 things that should always be capitalized...

Titles, proper nouns, names, seasons, days of the week, months, holidays, first word in sentence...

200

Bats are fascinating animals. They are not birds, they are flying mammals. Some bats eat fruit, others eat insects. Bats are experts at flying. They use a system called echolocation to fly quickly in the dark. Which is the main idea of this text passage? 

A. Bats are flying mammals. 

B. Bats are fascinating animals. 

C. Some bats eat fruit.

What is B.

200

SWBST stands for...

What is...

S-SOMEBODY

W-WANTED

B-BUT

S-SO

T-THEN

300

You see a billboard that includes Charli D'Amelio holding a specific perfume bottle. This billboard is to

What is to persuade
300

Text features are found in this genre

What is nonfiction?

300

Lydia seems to be a kind, considerate girl.


The comma is placed between kind and considerate because...

Comma rule - separating interchangeable adjectives.
300

Many types of bacteria are helpful. For example, some are able to take nitrogen from the air. They then put it into the soil. This makes the soil better for growing plants. Some bacteria are helpful in making cheese. Other bacteria are helpful in making vinegar. 

What is the main idea of this text passage? 

A. Bacteria puts nitrogen from the air into the soil. 

B. Bacteria helps make food. 

C. Some types of bacteria helps humans.

What is C.

300

R.A.C.E.S. stands for...

What is...

R - Restate the question

A - Answer the question

C - Cite evidence

E - Explain evidence

S - Sum it up

400

At Easter, many parents want to buy baby bunnies for their children. Baby bunnies are cute, but rabbits are not always good pets. Many rabbits end up at animal shelters because people do not know how to care for them. This year, the Rabbit Rescue Team has an idea. We are asking parents to buy stuffed bunnies for Easter, instead of real rabbits! Please visit your toy store instead of your pet store!
The author's purpose is to...

What is to persuade.

400

I Survived books belong to this genre.

What is Historical Fiction

400

My cousin has moved to 56 Central Street Narragansett Rhode Island 02882.

The comma(s) should be placed...

After street.

After Narragansett.

After Island.

400

Those people who like going fishing know how important the bait is. Some people choose worms or night crawlers as bait. Others are fond of using minnows, which are very small fish that larger fish would be attracted to. Some people do not like to use live bait. They prefer to use artificial bait, like lures and spinners. Fish are often attracted to the colors and movement of the artificial bait.


Which supporting detail from the text DOES NOT support the main idea that there are many different things that can be used as bait?

  1. Those people who like going fishing know how important the bait is.
  2. Some people choose worms or night crawlers as bait.
  3. Others are fond of using minnows, which are very small fish that larger fish would be attracted to.

What is "1. Those people who like going fishing know how important the bait is."

400

FANBOYS STANDS FOR...

What is:

F- FOR

A-AND

N-NOR

B-BUT

O-OR

Y-YET

S-SO

500

Katrina and her brother Jesse were playing with the water hose outside one day. Jesse ran to the house to hide from Katrina so she wouldn't squirt him with the water. The back door opened, and Katrina pointed the water hose toward the door ready to squirt Jesse. To Katrina's surprise it was Mom who was now dripping wet! The author's purpose is to..

What is to entertain

500

A book about written by an author, about another individual.

What is a biography?

500

My friend is sometimes hasty when he does his homework. He does it too quickly and is careless. 

What type of context clue tells us what "hasty" means?

Definition clue. Hasty means quickly and careless.

500

A tundra is a place with very low temperatures and very little rain. Winters in the tundra are long and extremely cold. Summers are short, mild, and cool.


Some animals living in the tundra are prepared for the cold weather. For instance, foxes, reindeer, caribou, and grizzly bears all have thick fur. Their fur protects them from the cold.


There are very few plants in the tundra. Most of the soil in the tundra is frozen. Plants can only grow in the thin top layer of soil. Only small, low-growing types, such as grasses and small bushes grow there. Trees cannot grow in the tundra because their roots cannot grow deep enough into the soil.


Which sentence from the passage best supports the idea that animals are ready to live in the tundra?

  1. Winters in the tundra are long and extremely cold.
  2. A tundra is a place with very low temperatures and very little rain.
  3. For instance, foxes, reindeer, caribou, and grizzly bears all have thick fur

What is "3. For instance, foxes, reindeer, caribou, and grizzly bears all have thick fur"

500

TTQA stands for...

What is...

T-Turn

T-The

Q-Question

A-Around

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