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EOG Vocab Words


FICTION A story that is made up or not true
Non-Fiction A selection that is true or factual
Narrative Another name for a story
Memoirs A kind of writing that tells someone’s memories
Menu A list of choices you can get at a restaurant.
Schedule A list of times and activities
Biography A story about someone’s life
Article A non-fiction selection usually found in a newspaper or magazine.
Fantasy Stories that have elements in them that could not really happen
Folk Tales Fiction stories that are based on legends.
Fairy Tales Stories that involve unrealistic characters like fairies, and usually have a happy ending
Myths/Legend A story passed down from generations that explain historical events
Cause What makes something happen
Effect What happens because of something.
Main Idea What the story is mainly about.
Purpose why the author wrote the passage
Opinion How a person feels about something
Mood/Tone The way a story makes you feel
Characteristics Traits a character has
Fact A statement that is true
Details sentences that support the main idea that tells who, what, when, where and why
Influence The effect a situation or character has on each other.
Information communication of knowledge
To Entertain Humor the reader (funny)
To Inform To give information or facts to the reader
To Persuade To get the reader to buy or do something
Prediction Something you think will happen
Compare and Contrast How are things alike and different
Sequence The order of events
Inference A special kind of guess or opinion based on facts.
Characters The people or animals in the story
Plot Part of the story that tells what happens
Problem Part of the Plot. Also known as the conflict
Resolution When the problem in the story is fixed
Setting Where and when the story takes place
Synonym Words that have the same meaning
Antonym Words that have the opposite meaning
Point of View Some stories are written in the 1st person and use the word I. Others are written in the 3rd person and use the words: he, she….
Theme The message the author wants to deliver
Bold Print Words that are usually written darker than others
Subheading Introduces the main idea of the section that follows
Subtitles Usually the second title of an article
Italics Words that are written with slanting letters
Parenthesis one or both of the curved marks ( ) used in writing
Graph Helps give the reader information about a topic dealing with numbers
Graphic Organizer A diagram used to help organize information from a selection
Illustration A picture or drawing to add to the selection
Heading Tells what the article is about
Timeline: A sequence of events of a person or place in time
Table The arrangement of data
Flow Chart A step-by-step change of data over time.
Index Located at the back of a textbook and lists each section or topic found in the book with its page number
Table of Contents Located in the front of a book that lists units, chapters, stories or section in the order that they appear in the book
Glossary A small dictionary in the back of a book
Poet author or writer of a poem
Stanza A group of lines that make up a paragraph in a poem
Ingredients he edible materials used in cooking
Utensils tools used in cooking (EX: spoon)
Equipment The machines used in cooking
Bake To cook
Oven A chamber used for cooking
Hyperbole to exaggerate
Onomatopoeia writing words that sound like sound
Created by: mrslibrary