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TermDefinition
Main Idea the most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text, which tells the reader what the text is about
Summary a brief statement that gives the most important information
Text Feature details that the author uses to add meaning for the reader, such as pictures, captions, bold print, headings, etc.
Text Structure how the author organizes the information within the text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, sequence, problem/solution)
Genre A category used to classify literary works, usually by form, technique, or content (i.e., realistic fiction, fantasy fiction, mystery, science fiction, biography, informational nonfiction, poetry, etc.)
Setting the time and place where a story occurs
Infer reading between the lines. taking what the author wrote and adding it to what you already know to make an assumption.
Opinion a personally held belief or judgment
Fact a statement that is true and can be checked for accuracy
Theme the main point that the reader takes away from a literary work; the hidden message
Evidence Facts, statistics, details, quotations, or other sources of a data and information that provide support for claims or an analysis,; can be evaluated by others.
Essay a short piece of writing that tells a person's thoughts or opinions about a subject
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.
Conflict struggle between opposing forces in literature (character vs. character; character vs. nature; character vs. self)
Dialogue the actual words/ conversation that the character says to another character
Conflict: Character vs. Character a conflict between characters, such as a family feud, trouble with a bully, or romantic difficulties
Conflict: Character vs. Nature conflict between a character and a force of nature, such as a tornado
Conflict: Character vs. Self an internal conflict that takes place in a character's mind. (character may have to decide between right and wrong or between 2 solutions to a problem.)
Tone The author's attitude toward the audience, the characters, the subject, or the work itself (e.g., serious, humorous).
Mood The feeling a reader gets from a story.
Cite to quote as an example, authority, or proof
Correlative Conjunctions Paired conjunctions that make an even stronger connection between ideas within a sentence. Note: They are always used in pairs. Example: Either you or Steve should go to the store.
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