Cause and Effect Prior Knowledge Word Structure Vocabulary
Prior knowledge is what a reader already knows about a subject. Good readers use their prior knowledge to help them understand information as they read.
The effect is the action that happens. The cause is why it happens. Example: The girl got dirty because she fell in a mud puddle. Cause: because she fell in a mud puddle (Why it happened) Effect: The girl got dirty (What happened)
Prefixes and suffixes have their own meanings. When you see an unfamiliar word, check to see if a prefix or suffix has been added to the base word. This will help you figure out a words meaning.
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