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:

Abbreviation

Acronym

Antonym-opposite

Choice

Context

Context Clues - definition, statement, example

Contractions

Define

Definition (V=verb, N=noun)

Definition in context

Denotation, connotation

Dictionary

Figures of speech - metaphor, simile, idiom, personification

Glossary

Meaning

Prefix (es) - dis, un, re, pre

Roots

Selection

Sentence

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?

 

READING PROCESS:

Benefit(s)

Central idea - main idea

Challenges

Complete

Complete the chart - 2-4 details

Compare/Contrast

Data

Describe two ways…

Detail(s)

Explain your answer…

How

How does the character feel at the beginning and at the end...?

Graphic organizers

Inference

List 4 things..

Number these events in the order that they happened.

Predict - predictions

Purpose for reading - find out, understand, interpret, enjoy, solve problems

Reading selection

Sequence

Subheading

Summarize the text

Timeline

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

Word banks

 

READING APPLIATIONS: INFORMATION, TECHNICAL, PERSUASIVE TEXT

Author's purpose - explain, entertain, inform

Best heading

Cause/effect (example of…. and T chart form0

Central, main idea

Complete the diagram, table, chart, diagram, cutaway

Give detail(s) to support…

Different from

Draw conclusions from graphics (tables, charts, graphs, diagrams etc.)

Fact, opinion

Idea, important idea

List

Organization of information

Paragraph selection

Selection

Sequencing

Suggest

Support(s)

Supporting details

Test features - table of contents, glossary, index, captions, illustrations, subheadings

Title

Topic heading

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

Author's purpose

Beginning, middle, end

How do characters feel?

Characters, main characters, character analysis

Characteristics of genre: myths, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, biographies, autobiographies

Compare/contrast plots

Conflict

Contemporary

Demonstrates

How does the speaker feel?

Main Idea

Mood

Play

Poem

Point of View

Reading selection (selection)

Sequence

Setting

Speaker in the poem, selection

Story

Story elements

Symbols

Syntax

Tell how…felt…

Theme - stated and implied

Title

Voice

What does the author mean?

Which phrase from the poem…?

Who is telling the story?

Why

Word choice

 

VERBS:

Complete the chart with advantages/disadvantages.

Describe the problem…

Explain

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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