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My reading terms

TermDefinition
Ajective A word that describes a noun
AutoBiography This is a story that someone writes about his or her own life
Biography This is the story of a pearson's life that is written by another pearson
Character This is an imaginary pearson, animal or creature that is created by the autor
Character trait This is a quality or feature of a character's pearsonality;what a charaacter is like. A character trait can be negative or positive. Examples include trusworthy, reliable, adventureous, courageous, dishonest, bossy, demanding, and selfish.
Conflict This is a problem or struggle between opposite forces in literature.
Character vs. Character a conflict between characters such as family conflict, trouble with a bully, or difficulties with a romance.( This type of conflict is external.
Character vs. nature a conflict between a character and a force in nature. This type of conflict occurs when a character is sruggling to survive extreme extreme wheather conditions or natural disasters. This type of conflict exists when a character is sick.external
Cahracter Vs. Self An internal conflict that takes place in a characters mind. for example, the character may have to decide between right and wrong.]or between two solutions to a problem.
Compare This shows simalarities between two things or ideas
Connections This occurs when the reader can connect or relate what he has read to somthing else: text to text,text to self, and text to world
Contrast This shows differences between two things or ideas
Excerpt This is a selected passage, or portion from the text freom a work of fiction or non-fiction. When you are copying an excerpt, always put the excerpt in quotion marks
Figurative Language This is a tool that the autor uses to help the reader visualize what is happening in the story or poem
FlashBack This is a technique in which the author interupts the plot of the story to recreate an incident in an earlier time.; a flashback is often used to provide extra info. to the reader.
Foreshadowing The tequnique hints, indicates, or shows what will occur later in the narrative
Genre This refers to categories of literature. The two main genres are fiction(Fake or not real)and non-fiction(true or real).
Graphic Organizer Readers and writers use graphic organizers to visually organize thoughts before they start to write. Examples include charts diagrams and timelines
Inference The reader takes what the writer wrote, add what the reader knows then makes an assumption. When the reder uses hints the author puts in the story the reader is infering
Irony Ther is a difference between what is expected and what actually happens. Ther vare three types of irony
Verbal irony A character says the opposite of what they mean
Dramatic irony The rader recognizes somthing the character does not know.
Situaltional Irony There is a difference between the expected result and the actual result.
Mood This is the feeling created by the piece of writing. Read can be described in few words but you must be able to defend your thinking woth specific details from the text
Point of View This is the perspective from which the story is told
First pearson Told from the narrarators point of view indicated by words like "I"
Third pearson The narrarator is not the main character but speaks about him. The narrarator is somone watching the action not in it
Prediction This is the process of gathering information and combining it with the readers own knowledge to guess what might occur next in the story
Setting This is the time and place where the action of the story occurs
Summary This is a short detailed summary of the reading selection in the readers words.It includes the main ideas and not the readers opinions
Text strucure This is the organizational pattern of the text.
Cause and effect This is where one event causes the other Cause happens before effect
Sequence of events In thev order in which events are presented to the reader
text structures are problem/solution, question /answer, and compare /contrast
theme This is the underlying or fundemental message of the story that the author is trying to communicate to the reader.
Visualize This is where the reader can picture in there mind what is happening in the text
Authors Purose The authors reason or intention for writing the selection. Always ask yourself-is the purpose to entertain,inform, or to pursuade. Skim the selection and attempt to find the authors purpose before you read the selection.
Coontext Clues TRhese are words and phrases in a sentence which help you reaso out the meaning of an unfamiliar word. Often, the reader can figure out the meanings of new or unfamiliar vocabulary by paying attention to the surrounding language.
Simile A comparison between two unlike things by using the words like or as. : the thunder sounded like a roaring cannon.
Metaphore a comparison between two unlike things without using like or as.
Hyperbole an exagerated statement used to make a strong effect.
Personification giving lifelike characteristics to inanimate objects.
found poem A found poem is one which words and phrases are taken from various parts of the text. These words and phrases are strung together in a creative and logical way. The end result is a meaningful poem that catches the main idea and/or the theme of the text.
Hook A hook(sometimes called a lead) is the opening passage of the text. The point is to grab the attention of the reader so the reader is motivatewd to read further on into the text.
Illustration This is any visual such as a drawing, painting, photograph,chart, or other work of art that is created to better understand the text; a stoery,poem ornewspaper article, textbook info. etc.
Main idea The main idea is the most important idea of the paragraph. the main idea is stated in thefirstsentence of aparagraph.The main idea is what the paragraph is all about. Read the paragraph and ask,"whats the point?" this will help you zero in on themain idea
Supporting details. Supportind details are the facts and ideas that explain or describe the main idea. They may help the reader understand the main idea of the paragraph
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