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Literary Terms

Reading Literary Terms Grade 5

TermDefinition
characters the person, animal, or thing that the story is about
setting the time and place the story happens
plot all the events in the story: risong actions, climax, falling action, and resolution
events the important things that happen in a story
conflict the problem in the story
resolution the solution to a conflict or problem
details tiny unimportant parts of a story
summary a short version of a story (beginning, middle, end)
narrative fictional story made up by author
theme main message or moral of the story (lesson)
genre categories of literature (types of books)
schema everything you know
point of view the narrator's perspective or outlook on the story
1st person point of view the narrator is a character in the story; the character is telling the story; uses words like "I, me, my, we, us..."
3rd person limited point of view the narrator is NOT a character in the story; the narrator knows the thoughts of only ONE charatcer; uses words like "he, she, they, them, his, her..."
3rd person omniscient point of view (All-Knowing) the narrator is not a character in the story; however, the narrator knows the thoughts of ALL the characters; uses words like "they, them, he, she, his, her..."
characterization is how an author tells the reader about a character
expository non-fiction, true, factual
text features context of the text that helps display/find information
main idea what the paragraph(s) are mainly about
fact a true, proven statement
opinion how someone feels or thinks; a judgment
Created by: sjansky