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unit 2 reading test

readers journey

TermDefinition
modify to change (verb)
verify to confirm (verb)
formulate to devise,to develop (verb)
pefix one or more syllables at the beginning of a word root
con- with, together. convention:an agreement or meeting between people
sub- below subheading:a caption,title, or heading that occupies a lower position than another
ob- against, blocking objection:a reason argument presented in oppsistion
plot pyramid exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement (resolution)
exposition the beginning of the story. introduces the characters, the setting,and the basic situation
rising action introduces the story's main conflict.
climax (turning point) most exciting moment in the plot, when the conflict is most intense.
falling action everything that happens after the climax.
denouement the end of the story, when the conflict is solved and all the loose ends are tied up.
conflict a struggle between opposing forces
plot sequence of events that shows how the conflict develops
initiating event the incident that introduces the central conflict in a story.
flashback a scene that takes the reader back in time. Reasons: -explain why a character acts a certain way -show how a situation developed -present information that cannot be shown in other ways
foreshadowing the use of clues to hint at an event that will occur later in the narrative. *Authors use foreshadowing to create suspense and help the reader predict what will happen next.
regular verbs spelling does not change with tense. examples: present tense: land rain present participle: is landing is raining past: landed rained past participle: had landed had rained
irregular verbs spelling may change with tense examples: 1 2 present tense: know think present participle: is knowing is thinking past: knew thought past participle: had known had thought
present perfect helping verb: have, has example: Dan HAS GROWN a lot.
past perfect helping verb: had example: i HAD THOUGHT so.
future perfect helping verb: will have, shall have example: by then, it will have been too late.
characterization the process by which the author reveals the personality of a character
direct characterzation tells the reader what the character's personality is. example: Tyler was a hardworking boy
indirect characterzation shows things that reveals the character's personality. use STEAL
Irony VERBAL: opposite of what the person really means. SITUATIONAL: something happens that contradicts what the reader, a character, or the audience expects to happen DRAMATIC: reader or audience knows something that a character does not
theme: direct implied direct: author directly states the theme implied: most themes are implied. the reader has to analyze all of the diifferent elements in the text for clues about the authors meaning and then make an inference about the works theme
inferences clues in the text + your background knowledge = inference
Created by: kylalovesbabe