6th GRADE READING ACHIEVEMENT TEST VOCABULARY
The following are words, phrases related to the 6th Grade Reading Achievement Half-Length Test, the indicators, and benchmarks. They are organized by 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 format, and content.
ACQUISITION OF VOCABULARY:
Context Clues - definition, statement, example
Definition (V=verb, N=noun)
Definition in context
Figures of speech - metaphor, simile, idiom, personification
Prefix (es) - dis, un, re, pre
Suffix (es) - er, est, ful, less, ee
Synonym - means same as
What does the word mean in the sentence?
Which definition of the word is used in the sentence below?
Central idea - main idea
Complete the chart - 2-4 details
Describe two ways…
Explain your answer…
How does the character feel at the beginning and at the end...?
List 4 things..
Number these events in the order that they happened.
Predict - predictions
Purpose for reading - find out, understand, interpret, enjoy, solve problems
Summarize the text
Use the information from the selection to complete the table, chart etc.
Web - complete the web
What could be another title?
What does the speaker want to do next?
Which sentence describes..?
Which sentences best summarizes the selection, poem?
Who, what, where, when, why
READING APPLIATIONS: INFORMATION, TECHNICAL, PERSUASIVE TEXT
Author's purpose - explain, entertain, inform
Cause/effect (example of…. and T chart form0
Central, main idea
Complete the diagram, table, chart, diagram, cutaway
Give detail(s) to support…
Draw conclusions from graphics (tables, charts, graphs, diagrams etc.)
Idea, important idea
Organization of information
Test features - table of contents, glossary, index, captions, illustrations, subheadings
Use information to complete the timeline.
Use the reading selection to list two things… to summarize….etc.
Use the heading, what details support the main idea?
Which question is answered in the paragraph?
Which statement summarizes the main idea?
Which title could be used for this part of the selection?
Write a sentence to explain what is described in each section of the selection.
Why, who, what, where, why and how
READING APPLICATION: LITERARY
Beginning, middle, end
How do characters feel?
Characters, main characters, character analysis
Characteristics of genre: myths, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, biographies, autobiographies
How does the speaker feel?
Point of View
Reading selection (selection)
Speaker in the poem, selection
Theme - stated and implied
What does the author mean?
Which phrase from the poem…?
Who is telling the story?
Complete the chart with advantages/disadvantages.
Describe the problem…
Give two reasons.
Identify the opinion, the comparison of plot events etc.
Provide at least 3 examples from the selection that support your answer.
State a way…
Write 1 detail, example…
Write your answer.