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Title: 4th Grade PSSA Reading Vocabulary


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4th Grade PSSA ReadingVocabulary
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affix
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a prefix or suffixExample hopeful (ful full
of)
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alliteration
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the repetition of initial consonant sounds in
neighboring wordsExample Slimy slugs slither
slowly down the sidewalk.
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author's purpose
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The author can persuade, entertain, or inform the
reader/audience.
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character traits
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the personality traits of a character in the
story (adjectives that describe a
character)Examples The boy was determined to
win the race.
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climax
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-the high point or turning point of the
story-happens after the rising action
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falling action
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the main events of the story after the climax
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first personpoint of view
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A main character tells the story using words such
as I, me, and myself.
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hyperbole
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an exaggerationExampleIm so hungry I could
eat a horse!
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idioms
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an expression that cannot be taken
literallyExampleThe test was as easy as pie.
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imagery
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words that appeal to one of the senses sight,
taste, touch, hear, or smellExample The ice
cream sundae melted in my mouth because it was so
creamy.
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metaphor
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a comparison of two objects without using like or
as Example He is a giant.
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onomatopoeia
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the use of a word to suggest the
meaningExamplesCrunch! Crackle! Buzz!
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personification
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an object that is given human qualitiesExample
The flowers were dancing in the grass.
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plot
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a summary of the story that includes the rising
action, climax, and falling action
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resolution
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the solution of the story
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rising action
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the main events of the story before the climax
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setting
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the time and the place of the storywhere and
when Example The setting of the story
Cinderella is in a castle a long time ago.
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simile
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a comparison of two objects using like or as
Example The sisters are like two peas in a pod.
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symbolism
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an object representing an ideaExample The
eagle is a symbol of the United States.
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third personpoint of view
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The author tells the story about the main
characters using the words such as them, he, and
she.
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