Comprehension Skills
Informational Text
Narrative Text
Poetry terms
Prefixes and Roots

100

The skill that requires you to figure out what you think is going to happen next.
What is predicting?

100

Stories about real people, real places, or real events.
What is nonfiction?

100

Where and when a story takes place.
What is the setting?

100

Someone who writes poetry.
What is a poet?

100

The prefix that when added to "happy" changes the meaning to "not happy"
What is "un"?

200

The skill that requires you to put the events of a story in order
What is sequencing?

200

The part of the textbook that gives an alphabetical list of topics in the book and the pages they can be found on.
What is an index?

200

The problem in the story that the characters have to deal with.
What is conflict?

200

A "paragraph" in a poem- a certain number of lines that make up a section of a poem.
What is a stanza?

200

The prefix that means "before".
What is "pre"?

300

The skill that requires you to figure out why the author wrote the story.
What is author's purpose?

300

The part of a textbook that tells you what pages to find certain chapters or unit.
What is a table of contents?

300

The turning point of the story, or the point in the story with the most suspense.
What is climax?

300

When two things are compared using the words "like" or "as".
What is a similie?

300

The prefix that means "life".
What is "bio"?

400

The skill that requires you to figure out how things are alike and different.
What is compare and contrast?

400

The reference book that allows you to find definitions, pronounciations, spellings, and syllabication of words.
What is a dictionary?

400

When an author goes back to something that happened in the past during a story to help the reader understand what is going on.
What is a flashback?

400

The repetition of sounds in a line of poetry (does not have to specifically be a consonant or a vowel)
What is alliteration?

400

The meaning of the root word "therm".
What is heat?

500

The skill that requires you to use the clues that an author gives you to figure out what the author is trying to say without actually saying it.
What is drawing conclusions?

500

The part of a textbook that gives a list of sources- where the authors got their information from.
What is a bibliography?

500

When an author uses hints to show the reader what is going to happen later on in the book.
What is foreshadowing?

500

A figure of speech that combines contradictory things. Ex: jumbo shrimp
What is an oxymoron?

500

The meaning of the root word "derm"
What is skin?