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Reading Defenitions

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Alliteration The repetition of initial consonant sounds in words in a sentence
Antagonist Principle person or obstacle that is in opposition with protagonist
Antonym A word that is the opposite of another word.
Author's purpose The reason an author writes a piece.
Biograpy The story of one's life, written by another.
Cause and effect Cause statment stem for actions and events, Effects are what happens as a result of ethe event or action.
Characterization The method an author uses to communicate information to the reader.
Climax Moment when action of story reaches highest point.
Compare and Contrast Compare- to show similarities. Contrast- to show differences.
Conclusion End of the reading selection.
Conflict Struggle between opposing forces in literature.
Connections Reader connects book with something else.
Context clues Info in selection that helps reader figure out meaning of tough words.
Dialouge Character's words.
Evaluate To examine and judge
Exposition Background info provided by author.
Expository text Text written to explain & convey info about a certain topic.
Fable Narrative intended to convoy moral or lesson to reader.
Fact vs. opinion Is it something provable or a point of view?
Falling action Part of story following climax with sharp decline in dramatic tention; just before resolution.
Fiction Story not real.
Figurative Language Language written for special effect.
Flashback Plot is interrupted to tell of something that happened a while ago.
Folktales Stories passed through generations.
Foreshadowing Gives readers clues about what will happen later in the story.
Generalizations Making assumptions about different events/ characters and applying them to new situations.
Genre Categories of literature- mystery, horror, suspense, realistic, sports, historical adventure, biography, science fiction, nonfiction, etc.
Graphic organizer Diagram used to represent info.
Homonym 2 or more words with different meanings, like pronunciations.
Hyperbole Exaggeration 4 effect.
Imagery Words and phrases used to give the reader a good image.
Inference Reading between the lines.
Judge To decide if it is good or bad.
Limerick Light or humorous verse.
Metaphor Comparisom beetween 2 unlike objects without like or as.
Mood "Feeling" of story.
Narrator Speaker of story.
Nonfiction A true story.
Onomatopoea Use of words to mimic sounds.
Oxymoron 2 contradictory words together.
Paraphrase Restate in one's own words.
Personification Lifelike characteristics to inanimate objects.
Plot Events in a story.
Poetry Figurative and/or rhythmetic writing expressing ideas.
Point of view Perspective of story.
Prediction Educated guess.
Prefix Letters added 2 begining of word to change meaning.
Protagonist "Good guy"
React Offer opinion of story.
Resolution Solution to conflict.
Rising action Builds suspense.
Root word Word 2 which prefixes & suffixes are added.
Sequential order Order of events.
Setting Time & place where action of story occurs.
Similie Comparison of unlike things with like or as.
Suffix Letters at end of word to change meaning.
Summarizing Concise explanation of reading piece.
Supporting details Details supporting main passage.
Suspense Used to keep reader reading.
Symbol Used to represent something.
Synonym Similar meanings of words.
Theme Message of book.
Tone Clues of story suggesting author's mood.
Visualization "Seeing" the story.
Voice Author's style.
Created by: 2014ReeNicD



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