Mrs. Holder

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    Mrs. Holder's 5th Grade Class

    Academic Vocabulary  

    1. Summary - a short retelling of a text that includes the main idea and key details of a

    text, or the important events and details of a text

    1. Summarize - to briefly retell in your own words the most important ideas, events and details of the text
    2. Event - something that happens in a story or in the natural world
    3. Detail - facts, examples, or other pieces of information in a text
    4. Problem - a challenge that the main character or characters face
    5. Solution - the answer to a problem; the way the main character resolve the conflict at the center of the story

    Academic Vocabulary Unit 1 

    1. Theme - an important message or lesson that an author wants to share about people or life
    2. Central Message - an important message about people or life that the author of the story wants to share.
    3. Character - a person, animal, or made up creature in a story
    4. Challenge - a problem or difficulty that needs to be solved
    5. Key Detail - an important fact, example, or other piece of information in a text that helps explain the main idea
    6. Determine - to find out or figure out something
    7. Support - to help explain or provide evidence of the main idea
    8. Stanza - several lines of a poem that are grouped together to form one part of the poem


    Academic vocabulary Unit 1 

    1. Inference - a conclusion, or idea you have about a text, based on detail in the text and your own background knowledge.
    2. Text Evidence - a detail, fact, or example in a piece of writing that can be used to support an idea
    3. Direct Quotation - the exact words that an author spoke or a speaker read

    Academic Vocabulary Unit 1 Lesson 4

    1. Drama - a story that is performed on a stage by actors
    2. Scene - a part of a play in which all the action takes place in the same setting; one or more senses make up each part of the play
    3. Dialog - the words that characters say in a story or a play
    4. Stage directions - instructions in a play that tell what actors should do, how actors should speak, and what should appear or be hidden on stage


    I am Mrs. Holder, your child's 5th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher. This is my 11th year to teach upper elementary students! I am excited about all the great things we learn all year long. 

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    I want to encourage students to always do their best, be kind and keep that Pirate Pride in all you do!

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    Thank you!

    Mrs. Holder

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