Expository Vocabulary Word list Word list - definitions Fact – a true statement; everyone agrees Opinion – a statement of what someone thinks or believes; others may or may not agree claim – a statement that something is true; the author wants the reader to believe but it may or may not be true Support – details that prove the claim Purpose - the reason Summarizes – briefly telling what happened Reference – a statement that refers to something that is common knowledge that helps supports the point and helps the reader better understand it. Assumption – something that is assumed or thought to be true without checking to be sure Review – find the definitions of these three below: Theme – the message of the story – lesson learned from the story (I did this one for you!) Point of view – 1st 2nd 3rd Infer- Word list - examples Fact – George Washington was the 1st U.S. President. Opinion – George Washington was the Best President. Claim – All presidents should try to be like George Washington. Support – George Washington was successful. He united the country. He cared more about the country than he cared about himself. Purpose – Money is one purpose of going to work. Summarizes – At school I attend 7 classes each day. Two are fun, one is boring and the rest are just average. Reference – We don’t want another day like 911. Assumption – He made the assumption that she liked him. Review – examples Theme – The theme of Finding Nemo is Never Give Up. Point of view – 1st – personal narrative 2nd speech or letter – written to someone (an individual or group) 3rd story where the narrator is not a character in the story and tells what happens Infer- from the way Grandma looked to Little Red Riding Hood she inferred that she was not actually talking to Grandma.