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reading vocab

the repetition of initial consonant sounds in words in a sentence. alliteration
principal character in opposition to the protagonist antagonist
a word that means the opposite of another word antonym
why the author wrote the selection author's purpose
the story of a person's life written by the person autobiography
story of person's life written by another person biography
cause statements stem for actions and events, and effects, and effects are what happen as a result of the event cause and event
the method an author uses to communicate information about the characters to the reader characterization
the moment when the action of the story come to its highest point climax
compare means to show similarities and contrast means to show differences compare and contrast
the end of the reading selection conclusion
struggle between opposing forces in literature conflict
text to self; world; or text connections
information within the reading selections that helps the reader figure out the meanings of challenging words context clues
the actual words that the characters speaks dialogue
to examine and judge evaluate
the background info. that the author provides about the settings exposition
text written to explain and convey info. about specific topic expository text
a narrative intended to convey a moral or lesson fable
is it something that can be proven to be true. fact v.s. opinion
the part of the story following the climax where there is a sharp decline in dramatic tension falling action
any story that is the product of imagination rather than fact fiction
language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect figurative language
technique in which the author interrupts the plot of the story to recreate an incident of an earlier time flashback
stories passed through generations folktales
a writing technique that gives readers clues about what will happen foreshadowing
when you make the assumptions about different events generalizations
categories of literature genre
a diagram that is used to represent information graphic organizer
2 or more words that are pronounced alike but have different meanings homonym
an exaggerated statement used to make a strong effect hyperbole
words or phrases used specifically to help the reader to imagine each of the senses imagery
reading between the lines inference
a tone that is created when the speaker intends to mean that which is opposite to the words being said irony
to say if something is good or bad judge
light or humorous verse limerick
a comparison between two unlike things metaphor
the overall feeling created by the authors mood
the speaker of the story narrator
writing that is true and the purpose is to inform nonfiction
words whose sounds express their meanings Ex. "buzz" "crash" "boom" onomatopoeia
putting two contradictory words together oxymoron
restate in your own words paraphrase
giving lifelike characteristics to inanimate objects personification
the events that occur in the story beginning with setting and ending with resolution plot
writing that expresses ideas through rhythmic patterns and figurative language poetry
perspective from which the story is being told point of view
making an educated guess as to what will happen next prediction
letters added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning prefix
the central character in a story that is the "good guy" protagonist
offer your opinion of the reading material reaction/react
occurs at the end of a story and includes the story's action after the climax resolution
the part of the story, including the exposition, which builds to the climax rising action
a word to which prefixes and suffixes are added root word
order in which the events in the story are presented to the reader sequential order
the enviornment of time and place where the action of a story occurs setting
a comparison between 2 unlike things by using the words like or as. simile
letters placed at the end of a word to change its meaning suffix
a concise (short yet detailed) explanation of a reading selection summarizing
details that support the main idea of a passage supporting details
techniques used by author to keep readers interested in story and wondering what happens next suspense
an image,object,character,or action that stands for an idea beyond its literal meaning symbol
2 or more words that have highly similar meanings synonym
the underlying message of the selection that the author is trying to convey or communicate to the reader theme
the clues of the story that suggests the writer's own attitude toward elements in the story tone
the ability to "see" what you are reading visualization
voice is the author's style, the quality that makes his/her writing unique voice
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