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5th:EOG Vocabulary 1

EOG Vocabulary 1

TermDefinition
Literary Text Passages that are stories, dramas, or poems
Quote Repeating or writing out exactly what is a source says, word for word. Quotes are always inside quotation marks.
Inference To infer means to come to a reasonable conclusions based on evidence found in the literary text. (This is when the author doesn't tell you exactly what you need to know).
Explicit Text or Passage Is when the author tells the readers exactly what they need to know to make conclusions. (This is opposite of making an inference).
Theme Lessons or messages of a story or text. (Example: a story about two friends who like hanging out can have a theme of the importance of friendship).
Summarize to give the main events or a story in the order in which they happen.
Compare Analyzing two things and how they relate together. (Have common features). (Anna and Elsa are sisters and both expectantly lost their parents).
Contrast Analyzing two things and how they differ from each other. (Anna has no powers and Elsa has powers).
Character A person or thing in literature.
Setting Where and when a story takes place, including time of day, the season, or location.
Plot The events that happen in the beginning, middle, and end of literary text.
Narrator The character who tells the story in a literary text from his or her point of view.
Speaker The voice of literary text that speaks about the writer's feelings or situation. The speaker is not always the author. In poems and stories, the speaker may not be an actual person but an imagined one. In poems, the speaker is often not named.
Interact How the characters behave towards each other in literary work. This includes Dialogue, Actions, and How the Characters feel towards one another.
Figurative Language Words or phrases that include similes and metaphors. Ex: "Open the door of your heart" can mean open your heart to others.
Literal Language Actual meaning of words and phases.
Similes Making comparisons by using linking words such as, "like", "as", or "than" and comparing how they are alike or different. Ex: Her shirt was as green as the grass.
Metaphor Making comparisons by not using linking words and compares two things. Ex: Recess was a zoo!
Structure In literary writing, writers use structure to convey meaning. It helps breaks longer pieces of writing into smaller portions. Ex: Chapter, Scenes, and Stanzas.
Chapter A section of the book.
Scene A section of a drama or play.
Stanza A section of a poem.
Point of View The perspective from which a story is told. This term can be told in first person (I went to the store); second person (You went to the store); or third person (He went to the store).
Visual Elements Pictures, drawings, cartoons, comics, or diagrams that help a reader create a mental picture of the text.
Tone the attitude of an author about a subject or an audience (group of people observing).
Genre a category or composition that is defined by similar style, form, an content. Ex: Mysteries: a group of literary stories that are characterized by similar themes.
Created by: heidi.arwood
 

 



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