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  1. Kansas State Reading Assessment VOCABULARY

  2. Clues given in a passage as to the meaning of the word. Context Clues

  3. A dictionary listing of a word giving its meaning Definition

  4. The main part of a word; also called a base word Root Word

  5. One or more letters added to the beginning of a root word that changes the word’s meaning. Prefix

  6. One or more letters added to the end of a root word that changes the word’s meaning. Suffix

  7. The shortening of a word or word group by omitting letters and replacing them with an apostrophe Contraction

  8. Explanatory aids in nonfiction text including the title, headings and subheadings, graphs/charts, pictures/illustrations, captions, sidebars, boldface and italicized words that aid in the understanding of the text. Text Features

  9. A listing by page number of the main topics of a book, usually found in the front of the book Table of Contents

  10. Word that is darker type than the words around it, used to help signal that the word is more important than the text around it Boldface

  11. Words that are in a slanted type to indicate that a word, phrase, or sentence is important Italics

  12. An alphabetical listing of key words from a book and their definitions with page numbers where the word appears Glossary

  13. A list, found in the back of a book, giving the location of every important idea, term, definition, person, and place mentioned in the text Index

  14. A sentence or phrase written under a picture to tell about or explain the picture Caption

  15. The title of a passage or text which announces the topic to be covered, generally printed in bold type for emphasis Heading

  16. Headings within a text passage which indicate the topic to be covered, narrower than the focus in the heading Subheading

  17. The sentence that expresses the main idea of a paragraph Topic Sentence

  18. A conclusion drawn from combining information read with information from experience or assumed Inference

  19. Making a decision or voicing an opinion based on reasoning or inferring Drawing Conclusions

  20. The patterns or arrangement of ideas in a text passage Text Structure

  21. A text structure in which one event or action follows another Sequence

  22. A text structure which identifies and describes a problem and then offers one or more possible solutions Problem/Solution

  23. A text structure that explains why things happen Cause/Effect

  24. A text structure which explains the similarities and/or differences of two or more things, ideas, traits, etc. Compare/Contrast

  25. A text structure using sensory details to create an image in words Description

  26. An examination of how two or more things are similar or alike Comparison

  27. An examination of how two or more things are different Contrast

  28. Words in sentences or paragraphs that help show how ideas or paragraphs are organized or structured Signal Words

  29. Identifies the “WHY” of an event Cause

  30. Identifies the result of a cause Effect

  31. The text type that tells a story or tale including fiction, biography, or autobiography Narrative Text

  32. The text type that seeks to explain or inform Expository Text

  33. The text type that gives directions or explains a procedure to complete a specific task Technical Text

  34. Something that happens Event

  35. The most important idea in a paragraph or text which is the idea that the author wants to get across, may be implied or may be found in the first or last sentence Main Idea

  36. Sentences in a paragraph or piece of text that explain or support the main idea of the text Supporting Details

  37. The subject of a text passage, the subject about which the author is writing Topic

  38. The author’s reason for creating a piece of writing; to inform, to entertain, to persuade, to describe, or a combination of these Author's Purpose

  39. An idea that can be proven to be true or false Fact

  40. A personal judgment that someone thinks is true, but that may be true or false Opinion

  41. The most important people in a story Characters

  42. In fiction, where and when a story takes place Setting

  43. In a narrative, the problem of the main character(s) Conflict

  44. In a narrative, the solution to the problem of the main character(s) Resolution