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R+ Core Vocabulary

ELA Core Vocabulary used for Vocabulary Matching (Week 2)

character One of the people or animals in a story
setting The time and place a story occurs
plot The series of events in a story that reveal the exposition, conflict, rising action, and resolution
conflict The problem or struggle between two opposing forces in a story
climax The most exciting part of the story or the point of highest emotional intensity
falling action The action following the climax that leads the reader to the story's ending; events fall into place
resolution The conclusion of the story, where the story is "wrapped up"
inference To make an educated guess based on evidence in the text
point of view The perspective from which a story is told
figurative language The use of words in an unusual or imaginative manner to create a special effect or feeling. Examples: metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, idiom.
summarize To provide/describe the key points in a concise manner (beginning, middle, end) in your own words
predict To foretell or say what is going to happen, usually based on evidence in the story
exposition Where the setting and characters are introduced
text feature Parts of a reading passage that "stand out" from the rest of the information; used to bring attention to important information. Examples: headings, diagrams, sidebars, captions, etc.
text structure How information in a text is organized (chronological order, cause/effect, compare/contrast, problem/solution, sequence & description)
foreshadowing A hint that something is going to happen in the story; the author drops hints to prepare the reader for the outcome
flashback Interruption of the story to present something that occurred before the beginning of the story; "looking back"
compare/contrast To identify how things are alike and how they are different
cause/effect A relationship between events such that one thing is the result of another
theme The message, lesson or moral of a story
Created by: kag1nc