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Rockin Reading Words

ELA vocabulary words - review for my EOG

act a large section of a long drama, sometimes made up of scenes
affix a word part added to the beginning or ending of a word that changes the meaning of the word.
antonym a word that has the opposite meaning of another word
body the middle part of a piece of writing, which gives more information about the main idea
cause something that brings about an effect or result
chapter one section of a longer story
character traits details about a character's appearance or personality
chronological order the order in which events happen
cite evidence to find information in a text that supports your thinking
climax the point in a fictional narrative when the conflict is most serious; the high point of the action
comma punctuation mark that separates items in a list, or sets off an introduction or question
compare to show how two objects or ideas or people are ALIKE
conflict a problem that the main characters in a fictional story must face
conjunction a word that connects two words, sentences, or phrases - such as and, but, or
context clue to show how two objects or ideas or people are DIFFERENT
correlative conjunctions two conjunctions that relate to each other and join parts of a sentence, such as either... or
dialect vocabulary and pronunciation that belong to a particular time, place or social group
dialogue the words that characters speak in a text
drama a story that is performed on a stage by actors; a play
effect the result of a cause
explanatory text nonfiction text in which the author gives information about a specific subject and supports it with facts and details
figurative language language that does not mean exactly what it says
first person point of view text in which the narrator is a character in the story; contains the pronoun I
flashback when the present action in a fiction text suddenly stops and goes back to events in the past
future perfect tense verb tense that describes an action that will occur in the future, for example 'I will have gone three days without TV by the time I get home from camp'.
graphic features photographs, illustrations, time lines, diagrams, and graphs in nonfiction writing
graphic novel a genre of writing that uses text and also panels of illustrations to tell a story
historical nonfiction a genre of writing that tells about real events or people from the past
informative text nonfiction text where the author gives information and supports it with facts and details
interjection a word or phrase used in a way that shows feeling, such as "wow" or "oh my goodness"
literal language a word or phrase that means the same as its dictionary meaning
main idea the most important point in a piece of writing; what a text is mostly about
inference something a reader figures out by using information in a the text and their own knowledge
metaphor a type of figurative language in which two unlike things are compared without using "like" or "as"
objective point of view a point of view where the author presents the action without comment or emotion and without revealing the characters' thoughts
opinion a personal belief that be proven true
opinion piece piece of writing where the author gives his belief about something and tried to persuade others to agree
paraphrase to restate another person's writing or speech in your own words
past perfect tense a verb tense that describes an action in the past, such as 'We HAD GONE to church there several times'
personal narrative genre of writing in which the author describes a personal experience
personification when something that is not human is given human qualities, such as feelings and actions
plot series of events tat include a character's actions, a conflict and a resolution
point of view the perspective from which a story is told
precise language words and phrases that are clear, specific and descriptive
prefix an affix added to the beginning of a word that changes its meaning
preposition a word that links a noun or pronoun to other words in a sentence, such as above, against,before, for, up, down
present perfect tense verb tense that describes an action that began in the pas, such as 'I HAVE GONE to school every day this year'
resolution the conclusion of a story, which takes place after the climax when the conflict has been resolved
response to literature a type of writing where the author describes and analyzes some aspect of a literary work
rising action the growing seriousness of a conflict in a story
root word the base, or main part, of a word that carries its basic meaning
scene one section of a play or drama
sensory language language that appeals to a reader's sense of sight, hearing, taste, smell or touch
setting the time and place when and where a story happens
simile when two unlike things are compared using 'like' or 'as'
source a book, web site, or reference material to use when doing research
stanza a section of a poem
suffix an affix added to the end of a word that changes its meaning
summarize to retell the main points or plot of a text in your own words
synonyms words that have the same meaning
theme the message or truth about life that a story suggests
third person limited point of view text in which narrator is not a character in the story and uses he, she, or it; the narrator knows only one character's thoughts or feelings
third person omniscient point of view text in which narrator is not a character in the story, and knows the feelings and thoughts of all characters ("all-knowing")
topic the subject, or main idea, of a text
transitional words words that indicate shifts between sentences or paragraphs (such as NEXT, FINALLY, HOWEVER)
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