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2nd and 3rd Grade targeted reading skills
Due Date: 8/25/2017
Subject: Reading

Target skills Adverbs, adjectives, nouns, verbs; Plurals; Irregular Plurals; Compound Words; Contractions; Possessive (’-apostrophe); Synonyms; Antonyms; Pronouns; Homophones; Homographs; Prefix; Suffix; Root/Base Words; Dictionary Skills\

Setting- where and when the story takes place 

 Character- someone/something in the story 

 Realism/Fantasy- can happen in real life/ can never happen in real life 

 Compare and Contrast- tell how things are alike and different (Venn Diagram) 

 Cause and Effect- the cause answers “Why?” and the effect answers “What happens?” 

 Author’s Point of View- 1st person- person wrote the story is in it ( Key Words: I, me, our, us, we, ours, mine); 3rd person- person is telling the story about someone else

Author’s Purpose- Why the author writes the story 

 Fact and Opinion- A fact you can prove and an opinion is how someone thinks or feels. 

 Making Inferences; Drawing Conclusions- take what the story gives you and what you know then put it together like a puzzle. 

 Summarizing- take the main points of the story and make it short and sweet 

 Main Idea- what the story is mainly about 

 Sequence- put events in the order they happen (Key words: first, next, then, finally, second, third, morning, afternoon, right before, right after) 

Classify/Categorize- group things how they are alike 

Noun- person, place, thing, or idea/

Adjective- tells more about noun (numbers, colors, 5 senses- how it looks, feels, tastes, sounds, smells) 

Pronoun takes the place of a noun- I, me, he, she, they, us, them, you, it, his, her, their 

Verb- action/do words  and an  Adverb- tells more about verb- it answers how? When? Where?

 Singular- one   Plural-more than one   Irregular plurals are not made plural by adding “s”- teeth

 Compound- two words put together to make one   ex: basketball

 Possessives show ownership  ex: the girl’s jacket (only use apostrophes in possessives and contractions---NOT to make plural)

 Synonym means about the same  ex: coat and jacket   Antonyms are opposites  ex: hot and cold

 Homophones sound the same but are spelled different ex: blew and blue

 Homographs are spelled the same but different meanings  ex: tear from eye and tear the paper

 Prefix- comes before or at the beginning of word  (re- again, dis- not, un- not, pre-before)

 Suffix comes at the end of word   -ful- full of; less-without; ness- state of being (kindness); -ly- in a certain way (slowly- in a slow way) –ing-now, -ed- past 

Root/Base word- the word you start with before adding a prefix, suffix, or both 

Contractions: (train wreck) take two words, bump them together, push out letters, and replace the letters bumped out with an apostrophe  ex:  I would   I’d         they are  they’re

 Apposition- a reading skill that gives the definition in the text   ( I saw a magenta, or pink, flower.)



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