Colorado Academic Standards Glossay for Reading, Writing and Communicating

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  1. morpheme
    the smallest meaningful language unit
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  2. phoneme
    a distinct speech sound in a particular language
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  3. phonological
    of or relating to phonology
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  4. onomatopoeia
    using words that imitate the sound they denote
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  5. decode
    convert code into ordinary language
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  6. synthesize
    combine and form a complex whole
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  7. informational
    relating to or having the nature of information
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  8. decoding
    the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text
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  9. research project
    research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses
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  10. expository
    serving to expound or set forth
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  11. emergent
    coming into existence
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  12. alliteration
    use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
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  13. textual
    relating to or based on writing
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  14. summarize
    present the main points in a concise form
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  15. prosody
    the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
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  16. fair-minded
    of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced
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  17. rewriting
    editing that involves writing something again
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  18. revise
    make changes to
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  19. rewrite
    compose differently
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  20. revising
    editing that involves writing something again
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  21. text
    the words of something written
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  22. scaffolding
    a system of scaffolds
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  23. complexity
    the quality of being intricate and compounded
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  24. paraphrase
    express the same message in different words
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  25. fluency
    powerful and effective language
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  26. proficient
    having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
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  27. figurative
    not literal
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  28. genre
    a kind of literary or artistic work
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  29. symbolism
    the practice of investing things with arbitrary meaning
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  30. thesis
    an unproved statement advanced as a premise in an argument
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  31. edit
    prepare for publication or presentation by revising
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  32. credibility
    the quality of being believable or trustworthy
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  33. analyze
    break down into components or essential features
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  34. persuasive
    intended or having the power to induce action or belief
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  35. format
    the general appearance of a publication
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  36. descriptive
    serving to inform
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  37. bias
    a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue
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  38. scaffold
    a temporary arrangement erected around a building
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  39. valid
    well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
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  40. technical
    of or relating to aptitude in a practical skill
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  41. interpret
    make sense of; assign a meaning to
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  42. focus
    the concentration of attention or energy on something
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  43. minded
    mentally oriented toward something specified
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  44. rhetoric
    study of the technique for using language effectively
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  45. academic
    associated with an educational institution
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  46. assumption
    the act of taking something for granted
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  47. focused
    brought into sharp clarity
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  48. phrase
    an expression consisting of one or more words
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  49. transition
    the act of passing from one state or place to the next
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  50. humility
    a lack of arrogance or false pride
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  51. digital
    relating to or performed with the fingers
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  52. domain
    a particular environment or walk of life
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  53. irregular
    not level or flat or symmetrical
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  54. intellectual
    of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
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  55. reasoning
    thinking that is organized and logical
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  56. essay
    an analytic or interpretive literary composition
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  57. draft
    a current of air
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  58. literary
    relating to or characteristic of creative writing
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  59. writing
    symbols imprinted on a surface to represent sounds or words
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  60. theme
    the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
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  61. source
    the place where something begins
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  62. specific
    stated explicitly or in detail
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  63. point of view
    a mental position from which things are perceived
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  64. write
    name the letters that comprise the accepted form of
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  65. editing
    putting something into acceptable form
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  66. formal
    in accord with established conventions and requirements
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  67. narrative
    an account that tells the particulars of an act or event
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  68. critical
    of a serious examination and judgment of something
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  69. evidence
    knowledge on which to base belief
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  70. mood
    a characteristic state of feeling
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  71. structure
    a complex entity made of many parts
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  72. convention
    the act of meeting formally
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  73. word
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
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  74. print
    the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
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  75. research
    a seeking for knowledge
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  76. argument
    a dispute where there is strong disagreement
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  77. standard
    a basis for comparison
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  78. independent
    free from external control and constraint
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  79. English
    of or relating to England or its culture or people
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  80. band
    an unofficial association of people or groups
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  81. project
    a planned undertaking
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  82. reader
    a person who can read; a literate person
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  83. term
    a limited period of time during which something lasts
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  84. reading
    written material intended to be read
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  85. confidence
    belief in yourself and your abilities
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  86. style
    how something is done or how it happens
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  87. tone
    the distinctive property of a complex sound
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  88. terms
    status with respect to the relations between people or groups
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  89. language
    a means of communicating by the use of sounds or symbols
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  90. rate
    a quantity considered as a proportion of another quantity
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  91. plan
    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be achieved
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  92. words
    language that is spoken or written
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  93. purpose
    what something is used for
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  94. fair
    free from favoritism, bias, or deception
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  95. view
    the visual percept of a region
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  96. subject
    some situation or event that is thought about
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  97. reason
    a logical motive for a belief or action
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  98. question
    a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
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  99. read
    look at and say out loud something written or printed
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  100. point
    a distinguishing or individuating characteristic
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  101. voice
    the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds
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  102. general
    applying to all or most members of a category or group
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  103. mind
    that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings
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