1. Setting-when and/or where the story takes place.
2. Character- a person or animal within a story
3. Main Idea- what the story is all about
4. Author's Purpose- the reason the author chooses to write a story- to persuade, to inform, to entertain.
5. Compare-to tell how two or more items are alike.
6. Contrast-to tell how two or more items are different.
7. Fact- something that can be proven to be true.
8. Opinion- the way someone feels about someone or something
9. Cause- the reason why something happens.
10. Effect- what happens because of this. (Ex: the boy played in the mud and his clothes got dirty. The cause is that he played in the mud, the effect is that his clothes got dirty.)
11. Fiction- a story that is not true.
12. Nonfiction- a factual story, gives information about actual topics and/or events.

Math Terms
1. Add- to find the total amount when you join groups
2. Subtract-to find the difference
3. Equal to (=)- symbol used to show two numbers have the same  value
4. Estimate- to find a number that is close to the exact number
5. Even numbers- end in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8.
6. Greater than (>)- a symbol used to compare two numbers when the first number is the largest.
7. Less Than (<)- a symbol used to compare two numbers when the smaller number is first.
8. Odd Numbers- end in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9.
9. Pattern- a set of numbers or objects that follow a certain rule.
10. Place Value- the value of a position in a number, ones, tens, hundreds, thousands
11. Round- to estimate a number to the nearest 10 or 100. Example: 37 would round to 40.
12. Sides- the sides of a shape. Square=4, Triangle=3, Rectangle=4, Circle=0
13. Vertices- the point at which two sides meet. (Example: the corner or the edge of a shape is the vertice).
14. Congruent- shapes that are the same size and the same shape.
15. Multiplication- another form of addition; a shorter, faster way to add.
16. Line segament- have two endpoints, ex: the sides of an object.
17. Rays- a line in which one end does have an endpoint but the other end continues on.
18. Lines- continues on in both directions, no ending point.
19. Parallel Lines- two lines that never meet or cross. They are the same length and distance a part.
20. Intersecting lines- cross at a certain point, ex: an X.
21. Perpendicular lines- two lines that cross at right angles.
22. Right Angles- 90 degree angles
23. Acute angles- measure less than 90 degrees.
24. Obtuse angles- measure greater than 90 degrees.