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Terminology Needed for Reading and Math

 

Reading Terms 

Vocabulary to support classroom reading minilessons (by grade level):


Grade 2 Vocabulary


Unit 1
author
fiction
illustration
illustrator
informational text
just right books
nonfiction
partnership
reading log
reread
reflect
title

Unit:      2                          3                      4                  5                         6                    7

comma action bold word accumulate apply accumulate
consonant beginning caption blurb character trait author’s
context blurb categories chapter character(s) purpose
dialogue challenge categorize character compare bold word
ellipse character chapter character contrast caption
exclamation mark character trait close-up development cultural categories
expressive confirm diagram character trait culture categorize
fluency cover expert collaborative determine close-up
period detail features compare event compare
phrases dialogue heading contrast evil contrast
punctuation end illustration conversation fairy tale diagram
question mark events label differences feature expert
quotation marks evidence map events folktale features
smooth feeling photograph focus illustration focus
speech bubble fiction reading clubs identify imaginative glossary
strategy/strategies important table of contents important events lesson heading
vowel jot text jot major events illustration
lesson title main character message image
Unit 1 middle title page major events modern informational text
author pattern topic mystery respond inset
fiction prediction patterns response label
illustration preview plot setting main idea
illustrator problem plot structure story elements main topic
informational text respond predict tale map
just right books revise prediction traditional navigate
nonfiction scene preference traditional nonfiction
partnership setting preview literature photograph
reading log solution reading club versions preview
reread title respond prior knowledge
reflect series question
title similarities reading club
stamina research
structure research notes
researchers
section
structure
subheading
supporting details
table of contents
text
title
title page
topic
visualize
visuals
vocabulary
accumulate
author’s
purpose
bold word
caption
categories
categorize
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Grade 3 Vocabulary


Unit 1
author
fiction
illustration
illustrator
informational text
just right books
nonfiction
partnership
reading log
reread
reflect
title

Unit:                                 2                                                                                                             3                                        4                                                    5

analyze article poetry actions
character trait caption prose analyze
determine cause and effect drama argument
dialogue charts theme/central message cause and effect relationships
evaluate chronological mood central message
motivation chronology characteristics/ traits character
narrator communicate mental image characteristics
observe/observer/observation compare visualize construct
revise/revision comparison structure craft
perspective: how you see things and why you see them that way context clues interpret culture
point of view: who’s telling the story (1st person vs. 3rd person) and that person’s perspective contrast comparison dialogue
text evidence conventions evidence evidence
theory: synthesizing your knowledge of character in order to develop an idea about future behaviors definition convey human concerns
analyze description character infer
character trait descriptive language setting key events
determine details plot legend
dialogue determine dialogue lesson
evaluate diagrams Poetry magic
motivation differences lines myth
narrator different stanzas plot
observe/observer/observation evidence rhythm relationship
revise/revision excerpt meter tall tale
perspective: how you see things and why you see them that way features repetition theme
point of view: who’s telling the story (1st person vs. 3rd person) and that person’s perspective glossary rhyme theme statement
text evidence graphic verse traditional literature
theory: synthesizing your knowledge of character in order to develop an idea about future behaviors graphs imagery world issues
heading simile
identify metaphor
illustration personification
index Prose
information sentence
informational text paragraph
main idea chapter
navigate Drama
opinion play
photograph film/movie
problem and solution cast
sequence stage direction
sequentially scene
sidebars narrator
signal words playwright
similar filmmaker
similarities reader‘s theater
subheading
summarize
summary
supporting details
tables
text structures
titles
table of contents
Venn diagram

Grade 4 Vocabulary


Unit 1
author
fiction
illustration
illustrator
informational text
just right books
nonfiction
partnership
reading log
reread
reflect
title

Unit :             2                                                                                                                                    3                                          4                                       5

analyze article poetry actions
character trait caption prose analyze
determine cause and effect drama argument
dialogue charts theme/central message cause and effect relationships
evaluate chronological mood central message
motivation chronology characteristics/traits character
narrator communicate mental image characteristics
observe/observer/observation compare visualize construct
revise/revision comparison structure craft
perspective: how you see things and why you see them that way context clues interpret culture
point of view: who’s telling the story (1st person vs. 3rd person) and that person’s perspective contrast comparison dialogue
text evidence conventions evidence evidence
theory: synthesizing your knowledge of character in order to develop an idea about future behaviors definition convey human concerns
description character infer
descriptive language setting key events
details plot legend
determine dialogue lesson
diagrams Poetry magic
differences lines myth
different stanzas plot
evidence rhythm relationship
excerpt meter tall tale
features repetition theme
glossary rhyme theme statement
graphic verse traditional literature
graphs imagery world issues
heading simile
identify metaphor
illustration personification
index Prose
information sentence
informational text paragraph
main idea chapter
navigate Drama
opinion play
photograph film/movie
problem and solution cast
sequence stage direction
sequentially scene
sidebars narrator
signal words playwright
similar filmmaker
similarities reader‘s theater
subheading
summarize
summary
supporting details
tables
text structures
titles
table of contents
Venn diagram

 Grade 5 Vocabulary


Unit 1
author
fiction
illustration
illustrator
informational text
just right books
nonfiction
partnership
reading log
reread
reflect
title

Unit:   2                          3                                                         4                            5                        5 (continued)

analyze accurate acknowledge actions multimedia
apply analyze analyze analyze multiple
author’s message article argument author/poet/ songwriter narrator
central idea cause and effect conclude beliefs personal connection
character traits chronology/ chronological credibility characters perspective
compare comparison/ compare and contrast discussion characterization plot
complex context editor compare poem
conflict determine editorial conflict point of view
contrast excerpt evidence connections political
dialogue feature opinion contrast prose
engage identify oppose/opposition cultural repetition
evidence informational text perspective determine response
excerpt opinion position elements resolution
external organize quotes evoke reveal
infer paraphrase stakeholder exposition rising action
interactions quote/quotation stance external conflict setting
internal dialogue question-answer support falling action short stories
internal struggle sequence general song
journey skim/scan historical stanza
motivation structure imagery structure
negative summarize impact subject/topic
reflect temporal infer symbolism
relationship internal conflict synthesize
revise interpret textual evidence
secondary character literary theme/universal idea/central
supportive lyric message
theme mental pictures theme statement
theory mood turning point/climax
turning point motives visual

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Other terms to know:

article                              situation                            cause

important                         change                              effect

section                             summary                           sequence

main idea                         poem                                difference

information                       describe                            different

mainly                              section                              identify

support presented             according to                        author’s structure

problem                           probably                             organizational pattern

paragraph description        most likely                          passage

character                          passage                             courageous

setting                             definition                            experience

Relationships                    comparison                         alive

detail                               description                          attitude

explain                             explanation                        brief

opinion                             question                             support your answer

opposite                           organizational pattern          interesting

graphics                           organized                            surprising

compare                            contrast                              simile

comparison                        imagery                             personification

humor                               genre                                describe

change                              journal                               imagine

appeared                          most important                   most likely

beliefs                              customs                            described

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Math Terms to know (by grade level)

 GR 3

 

least likely                arrived                                      measured                              

bar graph                   empty                                      more than                

pictographs                more than                                 less than                  

quarter after              graph                                        about                                     

half past                   how many left                             explains why                         

quarter to                 weighed                                      estimate                                

explain                     following                                      rule                                        

angles                      formed                                        congruent                              

shape                       total number                               nearest inch                         

reasonable               measure                                     line segment                         

line segment             reasonable length                        replaced                  

least to greatest         information                                  table

greatest to least          amount                                     closest to

polygon                     point A                                        fractional                              

 hexagon                    rectangle                                    shade                                     

square                       octagon                                     triangle                                 

a figure                     altogether                                   about how many                  

Monday                     Tuesday                                      Wednesday               

Thursday                   Friday                                          Saturday                                  

Sunday                     nearest inch                                  group in common

altogether                 explain                                         explain

 subtract                   different                                        angles

 centimeter               value                                            diamond

Pentagon                  line segment

 

Additional Math Terms     GR 4

 

expressed as                        information                      conclusion                             

greatest value                      approximately                   kilometers

least value                           meters                             centimeters

replaced by                          millimeters                       explanation

represents                           classification                     group

fraction                                cost                                grid

decimal                               circle                               unshaded

point                                   number line                     located

sequence                             equation                         number fact

number sentence                 change (Money)                minutes

units                                  measure                           length

 

Additional Math Terms     GR 5

 

slowest to fastest               product                               sum

least to most amount         actual number                      about how many

amount                             expect to arrive                    congruent

closest to                          coordinate pair                    location

tenth                                information                         classify

hundredth                          schedule                             parallelogram

divided                              equilateral triangle               rectangle

solve the problem              most reasonable conclusion    types

estimate                             difference                            data in the table

compute accurate                line of symmetry                 probability

explanation                         trapezoid                            two

dimensional properties         describe the properties         explanation

replaced by                         value                                  decimal

represented                        describe                              situation

equivalent                            table                                 visitors

arranged                              show how you arrived at your answer