These slides highlight common "academic vocabulary". These can be displayed as a word wall or as anchor charts for student reference, with the goal of using the words fluently and understanding them in a variety of contexts, including standardized tests. Posters can be introduced individually and used as a focus for a minilesson.
Verbs include: explain, describe, infer, summarize, compare, contrast, predict, support/justify, express/convey/demonstrate.
Nouns include: detail, setting, main idea/central idea, theme/central message, sequence, cause/effect, structure/organization, author's purpose, definition, point of view, plot, events, problem/solution, narrator, mood, character.