Roots and Affixes Author's Purpose Main Idea and Summary Story Characters Author Techniques

100

What is with or together?
The word "copilot" means a second pilot in an aircraft. What does the prefix "co" mean?

100

What is to entertain the reader?
Jill ran up the hill with Jack. She was carrying a pail. Jack tripped over a rock and caused Jill to tumble down the side of the hill. She broke her arm and refused to talk to Jack for three weeks. Jack decided to make her a cake one day. He wanted to apologize. Jill accepted the cake and they were best friends once again. What is the author's purpose?

100

What is to teach you how to use the cell phone?
What is the main idea of a manual for a cell phone?

100

What is c?
Luke, a shepherd, circles the flock and scans for danger. This sentence shows that Luke is a) confused b) happy c) cautious d) impatient

100

What is pattern of rhyme in the poem?
Poets use many different techniques. Rhyme Scheme is one of them. This is the...

200

What is write or draw?
The word autograph has the greek root "graph". Graph means...

200

What is to persuade the reader?
Cookies are a necessary food item in your life. First, they taste amazing, like sweet nectar that warms your tummy. Second, they come in all kinds of flavors. Even if you are a picky eater, there is surely a type of cookie that will please you. Finally, cookies make you happy. If you decide not to eat cookies, you will be miserable and cranky for the rest of your life. Eat them now! What is the author's purpose?

200

What is the moral of a story?
The main idea of a story can sometimes have a theme. Theme means...

200

What is hungry?
In the story, The Three Little Pigs, the wolf is the antagonist who tries to eat the three innocent pig brothers. In real life, a wolf would attack a pig, not because he was evil, but because he was...

200

What is to help the reader make a picture in their head and use their senses to connect to the story?
Why does an author choose to use sensory words in fictional stories?

300

What is between?
Most songs have an interlude. This is a piece of music that connects a verse to the chorus. If "lude" means "tune", then "inter" means...

300

What is to explain to the reader?
Brushing your teeth is very important. Some do not know the proper way to accomplish this task. First, you put a dime size amount of toothpaste on a toothbrush. Brush the top right side of your teeth, in a circular motion, all over the teeth. After 20 seconds, switch to the top left side of your teeth and repeat. Repeat four more times with the rest of your teeth. When done brushing, rinse your mouth clean with water. Make sure to clean the brush as well! You're finished! You now have beautiful, clean teeth. The author's purpose is to...

300

What is group paragraphs together and write the main idea in five words or less?
How are you going to write the main idea on the side of the reading passages on the STAAR Test?

300

What is Darnell thinks that kids in trouble will see the homeless people making a better life for themselves, so the kids will too.
In Darnell Rock Reporting, Darnell says his group of friends get in trouble often. How does this affect his decision to write an article supporting a garden for the homeless?

300

What is answers will vary?
Figurative Language can be used in any type of writing. Similes are especially fun. Give me an example of a simile.

400

What is merry time, happy time, or a time when you are feeling merry?
The suffix -ment means "time". Knowing this information, what does "merriment" mean?

400

What is to inform the reader?
The rabbit's long ears, which can be more than 10 cm (4 in) long, are probably an adaptation for detecting predators. They have large, powerful hind legs. The two front paws have 5 toes, the extra called the dewclaw. The hind feet have 4 toes. The author's purpose is...

400

What is to test how much you have learned in 5th grade Language Arts class and/or to test your reading comprehension?
What is the main idea of taking the STAAR Test?

400

What is Pecos Bill does not want Sue to get hurt or does not trust her?
In the tall tale, Pecos Bill, Bill is hesitant to allow Sue to ride his horse, Widow Maker. Why is that?

400

What is answers will vary?
Watching a news story on the television and reading a newspaper are two different ways to find out what is happening in the world. What is a difference between these two types of media?

500

What is across or beyond?
The first Transcontinental Railroad was built in 1869. The railroad spanned the entire U.S. from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Trans- means...

500

What are informational, procedural, and persuasive?
The three types of expository text are...

500

What is answers will vary?
Give me a short summary of Darnell Rock Reporting. Be sure to include the beginning, middle, and end.

500

What is re-read to find out what the character is like?
If you are not sure about a character's personality and there is a question about that character, you should...

500

What is give you clues about what to expect in the rest of the story?
Foreshadowing is when the author...

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