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Words that have the opposite meaning.
example: hot and cold
antonym
Addition at the end of a book or document, usually giving further details.
appendix
Information explaining a picture.
caption
A type of text structure, often using the word because, telling how one thing causes another to happen.
cause and effect
The most important people in a story.
characters
A type of text structure showing how things are alike and different.
compare and contrast
Clues given in a passage as to the meaning of a word.
Context clues
A dictionary listing of a word giving its part of speech, meaning, and example sentence.
definition
A type of text structure that tells about something by giving a picture in words.
description
Information that describes more fully the main topic.
details
Making a decision or voicing an opinion based on reasoning; inferencing.
drawing conclusions
A text type that seeks to explain or inform.
expository
Stories that tell about imaginary people and happenings.
fiction
A kind of writing such as biography, folktale, poetry, etc.
genre
An alphabetical list of special or technical words with explanations found at the back of a book.
glossary
explanatory drawings or graphs that accompany a passage.
graphic features
A title of a chapter, page, or paragraph
heading
A word having the same spelling as another word, but different meanings.
homograph
A word having the same pronunciation as another word, but a different spelling and meaning.
homophone
A phrase or expression that does not mean what it really says.
idiom
A synonym or synonym phrase for a word.
meaning
A figure of speech in which two things are compared without using the words like or as.
metaphor
A story or tale including fiction, biography or autobiography.
narrative
Writing that is true including biography, informational reports, and other writing that is not fiction.
nonfiction
A text type that is designed to convince the reader to adopt a particular opinion or perform a certain action.
persuasive
The plan or main story of a play, novel, short story, or poem.
plot
A guess about what will happen based on information already given.
prediction
A text structure in which a puzzle or dilemma is answered or solved.
problem and solution
In a narrative, the solved problem of the main character(s)
resolution
A text structure in which one action or event follows another.
sequence
In fiction, where and when a story takes place.
Setting
A figure of speech comparing two things using the word like or as.
simile
A sentence in the introduction of the conclusion of an article that summarizes the main idea of the topic being presented.
summary sentence
A word that means about the same thing as another word.
synonym
A listing by page number of the main topics of a book, usually found in the front of the book.
table of contents
A text type that gives directions or explains the procedure to complete a specific task.
technical
The topic or subject of writing.
theme
The summary sentence of a paragraph, stating what the main idea of the paragraph is.
topic sentence