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Reading Vocab

Terms and definitions

QuestionAnswer
alleration the repetiton of initial consonant sounds in words in a sentence ...ex...sweet smell or sucess
antagonist principal characters in opposition to the protangonist. Sometimre not a person ut an obstacle such as a force or nature
antonym a word that is opposite od another word
authours purpose whi did the author write the selection? Is the purpose the entertain to inform or to persuade? Skim the selection and attempt to determine the author's purporse before you read your section
autobiography the story of a person
biography the story of a persons life written by another person
cause and effect cause statments stem for actons and events, and effect sre what happens as a result of the event or action
charaterization the method an author uses to communicate information about the characters to the reading. The the methods include: (1) the charater's appererance (2) the character's actions (3) the characters thoughts...etc
climax the moment when the action of the story comes to its highest point. This usually occurs at the end of the story just before the resolution. It is the part of the story where you are pretty sure you know is going to happen to the main character
compare and contrast compair is similaritys and contrast is diffrences
conclusion the end of the reading selection
conflict struggle between opposing forces in literature
character vs. characture a conflict between charectures such as family conflict, trouble with a bully
characture vs. nature a conflict between a characture vs. a fource in nature such as a volcano
characture vs. self this is an internal conflict between the struggle takes place in a charactures mind. For example , a characture may have to decide between right and wrong
connections text to text, world, or self. The reader can connect what he has read with something else
context clues imformation within the reading selections that helps the reader figure out the meanings of challenging words
dialouge the actual words the characture speaks
eveluate the examining and judging
exposition the backround information that the author the backround inforamtion that the author provides about the setting,plot, character, or other essential story elemnts
expository text text written to explain and convey information about a specific topic
fable a narritive intended to convey morol or lesson to the reader
fact vs. opinion is it something that can be proven to be true, or it is just someones elses point of view
falling action the part of the story following the climax where there is a sharpe decline in decline in dramatic tension; this occars just befor the resolution
fiction imagionary story
fgurative language language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to creat special effects
flashback technique in which the author interrupts the plot of the story to recreat an incedent of an earlier time
folktales stories passes through generations
foreshadowing a writing technique that gives readers clues about even that will happen later in the story
generalizations when you make assumptions about differnt events and/or charactures and apply them to new situations
gener categories of literature
homonym to words that sound the same but have different meanings
graphic organizer a diagram used to organize data
hyperbole an exaggerated statement used to maek a strong effect
imageny words used phrases used specifically to help the reader imagine each of the sences
inference reading between the lines
irony the tone that is created when a speaker intends to mean that whice is oppsiter to the words are saying
judge to say if something is good or bad
limerick light or humorous verse
metaphon a comparison between to unlike things without using like or as
mood the over all feeling created by the authors words
narrator the speaker of the story
nonfiction a true story-ment to inform
onommatopoeia words whoes sounds experss their meaning
oxymoron putting to contadictory words together-jumbo shrimp
paraphrase restate in your own words
personification giveing something human characteristics
plot the events the occur in the story beginning with the setting and ending with the resolution
poetry a from of rythmic wringing
point of vies perspective by which the story is being told
third person limited point of view the story is told from the view-point of a characture; as a result the reader is only exposed to what that characture experiences
third person omnisciernt point of view "all knowing;" instead of being a characture; as a result the reader is only exposed to what that characture experiences
perdiction making and educated guess as to what will happen next
perfix letters added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning
protagonist the center characture in a story that is a good-guy
reaction/react offer your own opion of the reading material
resolution occurs at the end of the story and includs the storys action after the climax
rising action the part of the story, including the exposition, which builds to the climax
root word a word to which perfixes and suffixes are addes
sequential order orde in which the events in the story are presented to the reader
setting where the story takes place
smilie compairing to things using like or as
suffix letters plaed at the end of a word to change its meaning
summarizing a concise (short yet detailed) explanation of a reader selections. A summary contains only the main ideas
supporting details details that support the main ides of the passage
suspence techniques used by the author to keep readers interested in the readers interested in the stroy and wondering what will happen next
symbol an image that represents a word- a heart represents love
synonym two or more words that have highly simialar meaning
theme the underlying meassage of the selection that the author is trying to convey or communicate to the reader
tone the clies of the story that suggest the writers own attude towards events in the story
visualization the ability to see what you are reading
voice the authors style
Created by: 2014casjenl