5th Grade Vocabulary Words Flashcards

5th Grade Vocabulary Words Flashcards
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Fairy Tale
A short story that is based on fantasy and often includes magical creatures and/or royalty.
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Fable
A short tale that teaches the reader a moral lesson.
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Chronological
When a story is told in the same order that events happened: first, second, third, and so on.
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Biography
A story or book that an author writes about another person's real, lived experiences.
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Autobiography
A story or book that a person writes about their own, lived experiences.
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Allusion
When an author makes an unexplained historical or literary reference, and it serves as a way for the reader to gather meaning.
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Alliteration

Repetition of the first sound (or phoneme) in a word.

Example: Susie swears Sandy saw the squiggly squid.

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Affixes

Prefixes and suffixes. These are letters that get added to the front or back of a word to alter its meaning.

Example: Take the word 'power'. Add 'super' (prefix) and 'ed' (suffix) = SUPERPOWERED!

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Flashcard Content Overview

This flashcard set can help you with the major terms you need to know when discussing Language Arts and literature in 5th grade. The flashcards include vocabulary to help you describe and think about what you read. Learn the difference between biography and autobiography, a fable and a fairy tale, alliteration and allusion, and other key terms!

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Affixes

Prefixes and suffixes. These are letters that get added to the front or back of a word to alter its meaning.

Example: Take the word 'power'. Add 'super' (prefix) and 'ed' (suffix) = SUPERPOWERED!

Alliteration

Repetition of the first sound (or phoneme) in a word.

Example: Susie swears Sandy saw the squiggly squid.

Allusion
When an author makes an unexplained historical or literary reference, and it serves as a way for the reader to gather meaning.
Autobiography
A story or book that a person writes about their own, lived experiences.
Biography
A story or book that an author writes about another person's real, lived experiences.
Chronological
When a story is told in the same order that events happened: first, second, third, and so on.
Fable
A short tale that teaches the reader a moral lesson.
Fairy Tale
A short story that is based on fantasy and often includes magical creatures and/or royalty.
Fantasy
A detailed genre of literature that involves things like magical creatures and characters on a quest.
Folktale
Like fables, folktales are stories with a lesson or moral. However, folktales have also been shared through generations by word of mouth and storytelling.
Genre
Genre is a way to classify literature. Think of examples from these flashcards: autobiography, biography, fairy tale, fantasy, and myth.
Historical Fiction
Stories that did not actually happen, but which take place in an setting that is historical and realistic.
Myth
Traditional stories that make sense of natural events by incorporating mystical characters, themes, and explanations. Think of monsters and Greek gods!
Narrator
The narrator tells, or narrates, the story being told.
Proverb
Well-known sayings that reflect an idea that is true, common, and/or relatable. For example: 'The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.'
Realistic Fiction
A made up story that could have happened, but didn't. It is like historical fiction, but may not have the same emphasis on historical details.
Theme
A main idea of a story. An idea or concept that an author presents and makes the reader to think about.

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