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ERM 8th Reading B1

Reading Detective B1 Terms

QuestionAnswer
making an inference drawing a conclusion from information
is it ok to use you own knowledge when making an inference? yes (ex. snakes eat rodents/gerbils)
should you examine the evidence before making an inference? yes, the more evidence you have the more likely the inference is correct
making a generalization a general statement about a group of things
to make a good generalization, you need ? of evidence plenty
a ? generalization comes from little evidence bad (ex. one sour blackberry means all blackberries are sour)
figurative language words that mean something other than their dictionary or literal meaning
literal language describes how something actually looks, feels or sounds. The dictionary meaning.
similie uses "like" or "as" to compare
metaphor makes a comparison by suggesting one thing IS the other
What is this sentence an example of ? Her lined face was a map of her life. metaphor (her face and map suggeset one thing IS the other)
What is this sentence an example of ? She floated in the air like a feather. similie (comparison of 2 things, suggesting she is LIKE a feather)
What is this sentence an example of ? The leaves slowly unfold like the tiny fingers of a newborn baby. similie (comparison of 2 things, suggesting leaves are LIKE a newborns fingers)
What is this sentence an example of ? White blossoms burst open like popcorn. similie (comparison of 2 things, suggesting blossoms are LIKE popcorn)
What is this sentence an example of ? Each tree is a lovely lady dressed in her finest gown. metaphor (the tree and lady suggeset one thing IS the other)
idiom common phrases that use words to mean something other than their literal meaning
What is this an example of? "keep tabs on" idiom
personification applying human terms to nonhuman things
What is this an example of? The daffodils nodded cheerfully. personification
What is this an example of? "lost track of time" idiom
What is this an example of? "just touching base" idiom
What is this an example of? The flowers stood at attention. personification
analogy comparing 2 things that are normally quite different
What is this an example of? Rock for a heart analogy
flashback jumps from present to the past
foreshadowing a hint of what is going to happen later in the story
irony special kind of humor usually based on a contradiction
symbolism a simple object used to represent a more complex idea
What is this an example of? a rock represents strength symbolism
What is this an example of? statue of liberty represents freedom symbolism
What is this an example of? the cross represents Christians symbolism
What is this an example of? A poor couple buy each other presents. The man sells his pocket watch to buy his wife a comb and his wife sells her hair to buy him a chain for his watch. irony (contradiction humor)
What is this an example of? A man used $10 in gas to drive across town to save $10 on groceries irony (contradiction humor)
context the words or sentences that surrond an unfamiliar word
Can you use context to determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word? yes
What does a good summary combine? main idea, key supporting ideas and a conclusion
How many sentences makes up a summary? It can be one or several sentences
Created by: supermommorris on 2012-09-05



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