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Unit 1 Vocabulary

foreshadowing hints or clues that suggest what may happen later in the story
summarize give a brief statement of the main points of the text
suspense the anxiety a reader feels about what may happen next in the story
textual evidence evidence found in a text, such as a passage, article, or book
plot the chain of events that make up a story
complications problems that arise as characters struggle to reach their goals
quote word for word from an author shown in quotation marks
paraphrase a rewording of something written or spoken by someone else
protagonist the main character in the story
inference a conclusion reached based on prior knowledge (schema) and evidence
antagonist the character (or entity) in conflict with the protagonist
flashback interrupting the plot of the story to recreate an incident of an earlier time
cite using text from a passage, article, or book as evidence
conflict a struggle between two opposing forces or characters
cliffhanger an ending to a section, chapter, or novel that leaves the reader “hanging,” or in suspense
suspense the anxiety a reader feels about what may happen next in the story
Created by: ecperkins



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