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Literacy Terms

QuestionAnswer
the reason why an author writes a text (persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe) author's purpose
what the text is mostly about main idea
additional information that explains, defines, or proves the main idea supporting details
the message or lesson the author wants you to gain from reading the text (friendship, honesty, peace, courage, etc...) theme
how two or more things are like compare
how two or more things are different contrast
series of events in a text in the order in which they occur sequence of events
tells where and when a story takes place setting
the central person in a text that is usually involved in the problem of the tale main character
the sequence of important events in a text, including the beginning, middle, and end plot
conflicts, challenges, or obstacles that occur in a text problem
how the problem in a text is resolved or fixed solution
using information in a text, along with prior knowledge, anticipate what will happen predict
retell the most important parts of a text in the fewest words possible summarize
a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence from the text, prior knowledge, and reasoning infer (make an inference)
the reason why something happens cause
the result of the cause effect
words used to describe how characters act and what kind of people they are character traits
a particular type of writing (fantasy, realistic fiction, fable, non-fiction, etc...) genre
a statement that is true and can be proven fact
a statement that tells how someone feels, and cannot be proven opinion
author's opinion about the subject they are writing about point of view
Created by: mrshassler