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STAAR Vocabulary OD

STAAR Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Alliteration Repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of a word. "Silly Sarah Sue Slept"
Antagonist A force working against the main character, usually another character.
Author's Message The author’s main idea.
Arguements Express a position on a problem and support it with reasons or evidence.
Author's Purpose The reason why he or she wrote the text. -To inform -To persuade - To entertain
Claim A position on a problem or issue.
Climax The point of greatest interest in the story.
Conflict A struggle between two forces.
External Conflict A struggle with another character or force on the outside.
Internal Conflict A struggle within the character, on the inside.
Convey To make known or express.
Describe Helps the reader to picture what is happening.
Evidence Piece of information that supports your point.
Falling Action The events that wrap up the story.
Fact Can be proven or verified as true.
Identify To point out or bring to attention.
Illustrate To make clear by describing so the reader can picture it.
Imagery Words or phrases that appeal to the readers five senses.
Include To make part of a whole.
Indicate To point out or show.
Infer To make a logical guess based on your knowledge and clues from the text.
Influence The power to effect or persuade.
Insight A clear understanding of the true nature of something.
Main Idea The most important idea about a topic that the writer is trying to show.
Message The main idea or lesson the author is trying to get across to the reader.
Metaphor Comparing two things that are not alike. (Without using like or as)
Mood The feeling created in the story.
Opinion A statement that cannot be proven because it is a person's beliefs, feelings or thoughts.
Playwright A person who writes a play.
Plot The sequence of events in a story, play, novel or text.
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