Comprehension Skills Informational Text Narrative Text Poetry terms Prefixes and Roots

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

What is a poet?
Someone who writes poetry.

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

What is drawing conclusions?
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.

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

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