4th Grade Cards - Language Arts

Words for students of 4th Grade, the page is for arts words (List 1), which are essential vocabulary for 4th Grade academic classes.
 4th Grade Cards - Language Arts (click the card to toggle it.)
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analyze
break down into components or essential features
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antonym
word of opposite meaning; counter term
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autobiography
biography or story written by yourself
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brainstorm
try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it; the clear understanding of a complex situation
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compound sentence
n. two coordinate independent clauses
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conclude
enclose; reach as an end of reasoning; make final determination ; judge or decide; bring to an end
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concrete poem
the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme and so on
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conjunction
state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league
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craft
something made by people; vessel
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design
act of working out the form of something; creation of something in the mind; formulate a plan for
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diary
a personal journal; a daily written record of experiences and observations
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essay
composition of any particular subject, usually shorter than formal paper
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expression
the style of expressing yourself; the communication, in speech or writing, of your beliefs or opinions
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figurative language
expressing ideas indirectly; language used in a special way to create a special effect made up of words
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folklore
traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally
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haiku
an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines
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homonym
two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings
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homophone
two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both, e.g. bare and bear
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imaginative
marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
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infer
deduce; conclude from evidence or premises; lead to as a consequence or conclusion
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interpret
explain or tell the meaning of; translate orally; decipher
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irregular verb
a verb that does not follow the normal rules for its conjugation
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key word
a significant word used in indexing or cataloging; a word that is used as a pattern to decode an encrypted message
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legend
explanatory list of symbols on a map; unverified story handed down from earlier times
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letter of complaint
a letter written by a consumer to a manufacturer or retailer regarding a problem with a product or service
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letter of request
written request from one government or sovereign to another to aid an injured person in seeking redress, with a promise to reciprocate
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mapping
a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set is associated with an element of another set
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mood
verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
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motive
emotion, desire, physiological need; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
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preposition
the placing of one linguistic element before another; a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun to form a prepositional phrase
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pronoun
a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
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reference
act of referring or consulting; remark that calls attention to something or someone
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regular verb
a verb which conjugates regularly
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relevant
pertinent; having connection with matter at hand
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report
a short account of the news; an essay, especially one written as an assignment
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science fiction
literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society
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simple sentence
a sentence having no coordinate clauses or subordinate clauses
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theme
subject of conversation or discussion; topic; essay
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thesaurus
book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms
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transitional words
words or phrases that show the relationship between paragraphs or sections of a text or speech
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translate
make sense of a language; change from one form or medium into ; restate (words) from one language into another language
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verb tense
category that locates a situation in time, to indicate when the situation takes place.
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webbing
strong, closely woven fabric used for straps, belts, etc., and for supporting the seats of upholstered chairs