• Vocabulary Words to know for TESTING
    Reading/Language Arts 
    synonym- word that means the same
    passage- story
    poem- a short rhyming word
    antonym- a word that means the opposite
    homophone or homonym- a word that sounds the same but is spelled differently and has a different meaning
    rhyming words- words with the same ending sound
    true- something that happened
    false- something that didn't happen
    predict- guess what's going to happen next based on what you've read or seen so far
    base or root word- the main word (unusual)
    contraction- two words combined to make a shorter word (CAN'T)
    main idea- what the paragraph or story is mostly about
    index- in the back of a book, contains the subjects that are covered in the book and the pages they can be found on
    atlas- a book of maps
    thesaurus- a book of synonyms and antonyms
    dictionary- a book of definitions and pronunciations
    genre-type of story
    inference- using what we know, what we read to come up with the answers to the questions
    most likely- probably going to happen
    guide words- the words at the top of the page, usually in a dictionary, showing the first and last word on that page
    pronunciations- how you say a word
    definition- what a word means
    setting- where and when a story takes place
    characters- who is in the story
    conclusion- how the story ended
    solution- how the problem was solved
    fact- something you can prove
    opinion- something you think but can't prove
    compare- tell what's similar or common
    contrast- tell what's different
    problem- what's wrong, what are the characters trying to solve
    Venn diagram- a diagram used to compare and contrast
    illustration- drawings or pictures in a story
    dialogue-when characters are talking, a conversation
    viewpoint- what a person thinks, feels, sees, and hears
    compound word- two words put together to make one word
    cause- why it happened
    effect- what happened
    table of contents- beginning of book showing chapters and page number each starts on 
    simile-  compares two unlike nouns with the words 'like' or 'as'
    metaphor- a direct comparison of two unlike nouns without the use of 'like' or 'as'
    hyperbole- an extreme exaggeration
    idiom-word or phrase not taken literally
    onomatopoeia- sound words  (BAM! beep!)
    personification- giving nonliving things human qualities