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FCAT 2.0 Vocabulary



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  • 1. FCAT 2.0 Elementary Vocabulary Other Ways to Say . . . Vocabulary Author’s Purpose/Perspective (LA.3-, 1.6.7, 1.6.8, 1.6.9) (LA.3-5. 1.7.2)same base word Perspective Purposeopposite root mean mean purposemean Latin root most likely describe persuadephrase Greek root most important explain informdescribe prefix agree give facts entertainwhy use suffix statement demonstrate showfeeling created pair excerpt teach comparecharacter doing when author story passage thinks article poem in order Main Idea Cause/Effect (LA.3- (LA.3- Main Idea Relevant Conclusions Chronological Details Inferences Order cause might happen ifsummary factor influencelesson relevant conclusions just before details imply between reason(s) decideretell results becausemoral support infer right after idea might events (leading effect particular actionportionpassage which happen if up to)good title what firstessential when steps tomessage where lastprimary topic portioncentral ideamost important Text Structure/Organizational Patterns Theme/Topic (LA.3- (LA.3- description passage /story mostly explain article/flyer Theme Topic compare/contrast biography theme topic list poem(s) main main sequence statement lesson covered problem/solution heading learned subject argument/support section positive support cause/effect result information author includes begins repeats ends better understand easier organize Curriculum & Instruction‐Division of Language Arts/Reading, December 2010   
  • 2. FCAT 2.0 Elementary Vocabulary Other Ways to Say . . . Compare/ Contrast Elements of Story Structure (LA.3- (LA.3- Compare Contrast Plot Development Character Development Point of View alike different MAIN problem describe similar difference(s) problem character similarities change resolution bother both before/after solved/resolved feels common beginning lead to change compare end indicates attitude events opinion plans face (verb) indicates setting Descriptive, Idiomatic Text Features & Figurative Language in Literary Text (LA.3- (LA.3- Language Figurative Languagemood (weariness, gloomy) simile illustration titlesfeeling metaphor purpose subtitlescreate personification to show captionsimagery characteristic section titled mapssensory details describe important keys/legendssetting compare passage stanzasalliteration mean likely to find applies hyperbole Locate/Interpret/Organize Information Validity & Reliability & Text Features (LA. in Informational Text *Grade 5 only (LA.3- supports soundtitles bullets greatest benefit argumentsubtitles footnotes evidence reasons behindheading lines credible reliablesubheadings numbers MOST VALID dependablecharts check marks convincing BEST be usedgraphs telldiagrams located illustrations better understandcaptions maps purposekeys/legends listedtext boxes locatedCurriculum & Instruction‐Division of Language Arts/Reading, December 2010