3 rd GRADE READING ACHIEVEMENT TEST VOCABULARY

The following are words, phrases related to the 3rd Grade Reading Achievement Test, the Ohio Academic Content Standards, and the Half-Length Practice Test. They are organized according to each standard. Familiarizing the students with these words will be beneficial to them. It is by no means all inclusive. We will continue to add to them as we become more familiar with the test, its content, and format.

Acquisition of Vocabulary:

Abbreviation

Antonym- opposite of

Choice

Context

Context clues

Contractions

Define

Definition (V= verb, N= noun)

Definition in context

Dictionary

Glossary

Homonym

Homograph

Homophone

Prefix (es) un, re, pre

Roots

Selection

Sentence

Suffix (es) er, est, ful

Synonym - means the same as

Which definition of the word is used in the sentence below?

 

Reading Process:

Central idea – main idea

Compare/contrast

Complete

Complete the chart (2-4 details)

Compare/contrast

Describe two ways…

Explain your answer...

How

How does the character feel…?

Graphic organizers

Inference

List 4 things…

Number these events in the order they happened…

Predict – predictions (support with examples from text)

Purposes for reading – informed, follow directions, entertained

Reading selection

Sequence

Summarize the text

Use the information from the selection to complete the table/chart etc.

Venn Diagram

Web – complete the web

What could be another title?

What does the speaker want to do next?

Which sentence describes…

Who, what, where, when, why

Word banks

 

Reading Applications: Informational, Technical, Persuasive Text

Best heading

Central idea

Complete the diagram, chart, table...

Give detail(s) to support …

Different from

Draw conclusions from graphics

Idea, important idea

List

Paragraph selection

Sequence, sequencing

Support (s)

Text features – table of contents, glossary, index, captions, illustrations etc.

Title

Topic heading

Use information to complete the timeline.

Use the reading selection to list two things…

Using the heading, what details support the main idea?

Which heading should be used for this part of the selection?

Which question is answered in the paragraph?

Which title could be used for this part of the selection?

Word bank

Write a detail from the selection that supports the main idea.

Why, who, what, where, when, and how

 

Reading Applications: Literary

Author’s purpose

Beginning, middle, and end

How do characters feel?

Characters, main characters, character analysis

Characteristics of genre such as fairy tales, folk tales, poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Compare/contrast plot

How does the speaker feel?

Play

Plot

Poem

Reading selection

Retell plot

Sequence

Setting

Story

Story elements

Tell how___ felt at the beginning and at the end of the selection…

Theme – stated/implied

Title

What does the author mean when he says “ “

Which phrase from the poem…?

Who is telling the story?

Why

Word choice