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Reading

Terms

QuestionAnswer
Alliteration repitition of initial consonant sounds
Antagonist principal character in opposition to the protagonist
Antonym word that is the opposite of another word
Author's purpose why did the author write the selection
Autobiography the story of a person's life written by the person
Biography the story of a person's life written by another person
Cause and Effect cause statements stem for actions and events and effects are the events that happen because of the cause
Charactrization the method an author uses to communicate information about the characters to the readers
Climax the moment when the action of the story is at its highest point
Compare and Contrast compare means to show similarities and contrast is to show the differences
Conflict struggle between opposing forces in literatureCharacter VS CharacterCharacter VS NatureCharacter VS Self
Connections text to self, world, or text
Context Clues information within the reading that helps the reader figure out the meaning of complicated words
Dialogue the actual words a character says
Evaluate to examine and judge
Exposition the background of the text that the author provides about the setting
Expository Text text to convey information on a specific topic
Fable a narative meant to teach the reader a moral
Fact VS Opinion something that can be proven to be true
Falling Action after climax where the action sharply decreases
Fiction any story that is of imagination and untrue
figurative Language cannot be taken literally
Flashback technique in which the author interrupts the plot of the story to talk about previous times
Folktales stories passed through generations
Foreshadowing gives readers clues about what will happen later in the story
Generalizations assumptions acout different events
genre caegories of literature
Graphic Organizer a diagram that is used to represent information
Homonym 2 or 3 words that sound alike but have different meanings
Hyperbole exaggerated statement
Imagery words to help the reader imagine each of the senses
Judge to say if something is good or bad
Limerick light or humerous verse
Metaphor comparison between 2 unlike things without like or as
Mood overall feeling by author's words
Narrator the speaker of the story
Nonfiction true writing that is to inform
Onomatopoeia sound words
Oxymoron putting 2 contradictory words together
Paraphrase restate in your own words
personification giving lifelike characteristics to non-living things
Plot events that occur in the story
Poetry writing that expresses ideas with rhythmic pattern and form
Point of view perspective of which the story is being told
Prediction making an educated guess on what happens next
Prefix letters added to the front of a word to change its meaning
Protagonist central character of the story that is the good guy
Reactionoffer your own opinion of the reading material offer your own opinion of the reading material
Resolution end result of a story
Rising action builds to the climax
Root Word word which prefixes and suffixes are added
Sequential order order in which the events are in the story
Setting time, environment, and place of your story
Simile comparison using like or as
suffix letters placed at the end of a word to change its meaning
Summary concise, short, and detailed explanation of a reading
Supporting details support mainidea of a paragraph
Suspense to keep readers interested and entertained with the story
Symbol image, object, or character, or action to represent something else represents something else
Synonym 2 or more words that have similar meanings
Theme underlying message of selection that the author is trying to convey to the reader
Tone clues of story that suggest writer's attitude to the element
Visualization ability to see what you are reading
Voice author's style, makes his/her writng unique
Created by: JarisF