• Reading Vocabulary Terms
     
     
    **Throughout the year, the students will learn new vocabulary words to strengthen their comprehension skills. Ask your child to define and act out the following words. Check back throughout the year for new words!**
     
    Theme: Main lesson of a story
     
    Sequence: Order of events
     
    Visualize: Create a picture in my mind
     
    Compare: How are two things alike
     
    Contrast: How are two things different
     
    Fact: Something that can be proven true
     
    Opinion: What you think, feel, and believe
     
    Author's Purpose: Why the author wrote the story (Persuade, Inform, Entertain) PIE
     
    Main Idea (Central Idea): the big idea (what the whole story was about
     
    Supporting Details: proves/holds up the main idea

    Drawing Conclusions (Inference): take what you know + what you read,
    put it together and draw concusion
     
    Generalization: what you read + what they have in common,
    put it together and make a generalization
     
    Cause: Why something happened
     
    Effect: what actually happened