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  • 1. VOCABULARY AUTHOR’S PURPOSE & PERSPECTIVE (LA.3-, 1.6.7, 1.6.8, 1.6.9) (LA.3- Author’s Purpose Read this sentence from the passage. Copy sentence or phrase from passage here. Why does the author most likely write the story/passage? What does the word mean? Why did the author write the article? When (phrase containing assessed word) , it meant __________ .Synonyms/Antonyms What is the author’s purpose in writing this article? What word means the SAME as . Why did the authors of and write these Choose the word that means the OPPOSITE of .Affixes/Base Words or Root Words stories/articles? Which word has the same base word as ? If (base word) means , what does base word + affix mean? Author’s Perspective Based on the prefix and base word what does______ mean? What does the author mean when he/she writes Which word has the SAME root as ?(grade 5 only) The origin of the word ++ is the Latin root meaning ? to____. What does ++ mean?( grade 5 only) The author of would most likely want to read which of theMultiple Meaning following articles/stories? Which sentence below uses the word the same way as the story/article? Which books would the author of most likely read in Which sentence uses the word the same as it is used in the order to write this article/story? sentence above?Analyze Words in Text With which statement would the author most likely agree? What feeling does the word create? Explain what the author thinks is most important about . What does the author mean when he says ? Why does the author use the word in the sentence above? What is the character doing when ? MAIN IDEA CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER (LA.3- (LA.3- What is the MAIN IDEA of this story/passage/article? What happened just BEFORE/AFTER ? What is the most important lesson learns in the What happened first, last, etc. …? story/passage? Why do you think this story/article has the title “ ”? What happens AFTER but BEFORE ? What would be another good title for this story? What happened between and ? Which sentence best tells what the passage is about? What is the first step in ? What is the essential message in the story/article? Retell the events leading up to/following _______. Which sentence from the article tells the author’s main message Explain the steps for _______ and the reasons why. What is the primary topic of the article? According to the article, what happened first? Which sentence gives the best summary? Which accomplishment/idea is the most valuable? Which statement best describes the lesson/moral of this story? Division of Language Arts/Reading, Updated December 2010 1
  • 2. CAUSE & EFFECT RELEVANT SUPPORTING DETAILS (LA.3- (LA.3- Which is a way to improve ? What caused to ? At the end of the story, where does go? What are the events that caused ? Which detail from the article helps show how _______? Why does a character (take a particular action) ? Other relevant detail questions begin with: Why does decide to ? o How? probably chooses over _____ o What happened? because _______. o What caused?Effect What might happen if ? ******************************************************************* What were the results of (an event or action)? How does support the idea that ? What effect did have on ? Why does offer to What is the effect of ? ? TEXT STRUCTURES/ THEME/ TOPIC ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS (LA.3- * Identify themes or topics within a variety of text. (LA.3-*Identify the text structure an author uses and explain how Topicit impacts meaning. (e.g., compare/contrast, cause/effect, What topic is covered in the article?chronological order, description) What information does the author use to support theText Structure main topic of this article? What information can be found under the heading ? Explain the topic of this passage. How does the author help readers BETTER understand ? Explain what the author does to make the information in Theme easier to understand. What is a positive result of in the passage? How does the author mostly explain ? What is the best lesson that can be learned from thisOrganizational Patterns passage? The author organized the section to ______. What is the theme of this passage? Which statement below lets the reader know how the author organized the passage? Why did the author begin the article/story with ______? At the end of the passage/article/story, why does the author repeat ________? Why did the author include the description of ___ in the article/story? Division of Language Arts/Reading, Updated December 2010 2
  • 3. COMPARE/ CONTRAST ELEMENTS OF STORY STRUCTURE (LA.3- (LA.3- Plot Development/Problem/Resolution How are and ALIKE? What is the MAIN problem in the story? What are the SIMILARITIES between and ? What problem did the character face? What is the author comparing in the sentence above? What happens when the character has a problem? Before and both . How is the problem solved in the story? What do ___ and ___ have in common? What in the story indicates that the problem is solved? How is both SIMILAR to and DIFFERENT What events lead to the resolution of the problem in from ? the story?Contrast _________ plans to by . How is DIFFERENT from ? Character Development What is one DIFFERENCE between and ? What word/words best describe the character? How is similar/ dissimilar to ? Explain why the character is happy/sad? What are the DIFFERENCES between ____ and ____? What happens that causes the character to change How is the information in DIFFERENT from the beginning to the end of the story? from ? How do change from BEFORE to Character Point of View AFTER ? What is it about that bothers the What advantage does _____ have over _____? character? ______’s attitude about ‘s opinion is _______. Which sentence first lets the reader know how the character feels about______ _? DESCRIPTIVE, IDIOMATIC & TEXT FEATURES FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE In Literary Text (LA.3- (LA.3- Language Which sentence from the story best describes the What mood does the author create writing ? illustration on page ___? What mood does the author create by using the phrase _____? The purpose of the illustration on page , is to Explain how an author creates a mood of . (weariness/excitement/hopefulness) show the reader .Figurative Language What information are you most likely to find in How is the author comparing _____ to _____? the section titled ? Read the sentence from the passage. Copy sentence that has figurative language. What characteristic applies to _______ and _______? The illustrations are important to the passage because Why does the author compare (something) to they . (someone)? What does it mean to ________? (Interpret an idiom in context) *Why did the author begin the story/article with ______? *At the end of the passage/story/article, why does the author repeat ____________?*When dealing with ‘author’s craft” such as points of ellipse orany other literary element… Division of Language Arts/Reading, Updated December 2010 3
  • 4. LOCATE /INTERPRET /ORGANIZE VALIDITY & RELIABILITY INFORMATION (LA. & TEXT FEATURES *Grade 5 only in Informational Text (LA.3- For what could the information in the article best be used?Locate/Interpret/Organize Information By reading the article and looking at the map, you can What does the author use to support the information in tell that and are located . the article? Based on the article, what is the purpose for the What information from the article supports the ______, ______, and ______ listed in the _______ section? conclusion that ?Text Features What are the reasons behind the author’s opinion that Under which heading would you MOST LIKELY find ? information on ? Why are there lines and numbers on the picture of According to the information, what is the MOST VALID ? argument for ? How does the footnote for the word _____ _ help the Which statement best supports the idea that reader better understand the information in the passage? ? What is the purpose of the check marks used in the section ? What is the greatest benefit of ? What is the purpose of the subheadings listed under What evidence supports ? ? What is the purpose of the illustration at the beginning/end of the article? Division of Language Arts/Reading, Updated December 2010 4