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Reading

Terms And Definitions

QuestionAnswer
Aliteration The repition of Iniitial conconant sounds in words in a sentence. Ex sweet smell of sucess
Antagonist principle character in opposition to the protagonist
Antonym A word that is the opposite of another word
Authors Purpose Why did the writer write this selection
Autobiograpy The story of a persons life writtem by another person
Biography A story of a persons life written by the person
Cause and Effect Something that happens and then what happens after it
Characterization the method an author uses to communucate information about the characters to the reader
climax The point in the story with high action
Compare and contrast Show liknesses and differences
Conclusion The end of the Reading selection
Conflict strugggle between oposing foes
Conclusion The end of the reading selection
Charat vs character a conflict between characters
Character vs Nature a conflict between a character and a force in nature
Conections Text to self,world or text
Context clues information within the reading selection that helps the reader make out hard words.
Dialouge The actual words that the character speaks
Evaluate To Examine and Judge
Exposition the background information that the author provides about the setting,plot, or character
Expository Text text written to explain information about a topic
Fable a narrative intended to convoy a moral or lessen
Fact vs Opinion is it something thts true or is it just a point of view?
Falling Action the part of the story following the climax with a decline in tension
Fiction Any story that is the product of imagination
Figurative Language words that can not be taken literaly
Folktales stoires passed though generations
Foreshadowing clues to events yet to come
Generalization whn you make an assumption and apply to a new event
Genre categories of literature Ex history horror
Graphic Organizer T chart Venn Diagram are examples
Homonym two or more words that sound alike but have different meanings
Hyperbole an exageration to make a strong effect
Imagery words and phrases used specifically to help the reader imagine eacg of the senses
Inference reading between the lines. Using what you already know
Irony a tone that is created when the speaker intends to mean that which is opposite to the words that they are saying
Judge to say if something is good or bad
Limerick light or funny verse
Metaphor a comparison between ywo unlike things not using like or as
Mood the over all feeling created by the words
Narrator the speaker of the story
Nonfiction writing that is true and is to inform
Onomatatopoeia words that express their meanings
Oxymoron putting two contradictory words togeather
Paraphase restate your your own words
Personification giving lifelike characteristics to inanimate objects
Plot the events that occur in the story beginining with the setting and ending and resolution
Poetry writing that expresses ideas through a pattern of some sort
point of view perspective from which the story is being told
Third Person the reader is only exposed to what the character experiences
Third person omniscent all toughts of the character are presented
prediction making an educated guess
prefix letters added to the beggining of words to change meanings
Protagonist the good guy
Reaction offer your own opinion to the material
Resolution occurs at the end of the story
Rising action the part that builds to the climax
root word a word to which prefixes and suffixses are added
sequential order the way the events are presented to the reader
setting the environment where everything takes place the time period
simile a comparison between two unlike things by using like or as.
suffix letters placed at the end of a word to change its meanings.
summarizing a concise explanation of a reading selection
supporting details details that support the main idea of the passage
suspense techniques used by the author to keep readers interested in the story and wandering what will happen next
symbol an image,object,character,or action that stands for an idea beond its literal meaning
synonym two or more words that have highly similar meanings
theme the underlying message of the selection that the author is trying to convey or communicate to the reader
tone the clues of the story that suggest the writers own attitude toward elements in the story
visualization the ability to see what you are reading
voice voice is the authors style, the quality that makes his or her writing unique
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