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Reading World

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The repetiton of initial consonant sounds in the words in a sentence. Alliteration
Principal character in opposition to the protagonist.Sometimes a force of nature, society or inner conflict. Antagonist
A word that is the opposite of the word. Antonym
Why did the author write the selection? Author's Purpose
the story of a peson's life written by the person. Autobiography
the story of a peson's life written by another person. Biography
Cause, statements stem for actions for eventsEffect what happens as a result of the event cause and effect
The method an author uses to communicate information about the charcters to the reader Characterization
The moment when the action of the story comes out to its highest point Climax
Compare means to show similarities and contrast means to show diffreneces. Compare and contrast
the end of the readind selection conclusion
struggle between opposing forces in literature conflict
A conflict between charcters such as a family conflict charcter vs charcter
a conflict between a chacter and a force in nature Charcter vs nature
internal conflict which the struggle takes place in the charcters mind. charcter vs self
text to self,world, or text. connections
information within the reading selection that helps the reader figure out the meanings of challening words context clues
the acutal words that the charcters speaks dialogue
to examine or judge evaluate
the background information that the author provides about the story expostion
text written to explain and convey information about a specific topic expository text
a narrative intened to convey a moral or lessonto the reader fable
is it something that can be proven to be true or is it just someone else's point of view fact vs opion
the part of the story following the climax where it declines in dramatic tension falling action
any story that is product of imagination fiction
langauge that can't be taken literally figurative language
technique in which the author interrupts the plot of the story to recreate a incident in earlier time flashback
stories passed down from generations folktales
a writing techinque that give readers clues to what will happen foreshadowing
when you make assumption about differnt events generalizations
categories of literature genre
a diagram used for present information graphic organizer
two or more words that are pronouned alike but have differnt meanings homonym
an exaggerated statement hyperbole
words and phrases used specifically to help the reader imagenin imagery
reading between lines inference
a tone that is created when the speaker inteand to mean the oppisite irony
to say if somethings good or bad judge
humores verse limerick
a comparasion against to unlike things metaphor
the overall feeling created by the author mood
the speaker of the story narrator
writing that is true and the purpose is to inform nonfiction
words whose sounds exspress their meaning onomatopoeia
putting two contradictory words together oxymoron
restate in own words paraphrase
giving lifelike characteristics to inanimate objects personification
the events that occur in the story beginning with the setting and the ending plot
writing that expresses ideas through rhythmic patterns poetry
perspective from which the story is being told point of view
the story is told from the view point of a charcter thrid person limited point of view
all knowing instead of being a charcter in the story thrid person omniscient point of view
making a educated guess prediction
letters added to the beginning of a word to change meaning prefix
the central charcter in the story that is a good guy protagonist
offer your opinion of the reading material react
occurs at the end of a story which inclu7des action after climax resolution
the part that builds to climax rising action
a word to which prefixes and suffixes are added root word
order where events are presented to the reader of in the story sequential order
the enviroment of time and place where the story occurs setting
comparison between two unlike things by using like or as simile
letters at the end of the word to change its meaning suffix
a concise explanation of a reading selection summarizing
details that support the main idea of the passage supporting details
a image object etc that stands for an idea beyond its literal meaning symbol
two or more words that have highly similar meanings synonym
the underlying message of the selection that the author is tryng to convey theme
the clues of the story that suggest the writers own attitude in the story tone
the abilty to see what you are reading visualization
voice is the authors style voice
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