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Reading Academic Vocabulary

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1st person- When the author is telling a story about themselves

2nd person- When the author addresses the reader

3rd person- When the author is telling a story about others

Author’s Purpose- The reason the story was wrote. (P.I.E.)

Cause- The reason something happens

Character- The who in the story

Compare- How things are similar

Conflict- The problem in the story

Contrast- How things are different

Details- Small parts that support the main idea

Effect- What happens because of the cause

Fact- Something that can be proven

Genre- The category a story fits into

Infer-To figure out something that wasn’t completely explained

Main Idea- What a story is mostly about

Metaphor – Compares two things that are not alike

Opinion- Something someone thinks, feels, or believes

Plot- The sequence of important events

Point of View- How the author tells a story, (1st person, 2nd person, or 3rd person).

Predict- A guess that you make based on clues

Setting- Where and when a story takes place

Simile- When you compare two things using like or as

Summary- Retell the story in your own words, ( Somebody, wanted, but, so, then). 

Theme- The moral or lesson in a story













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