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AFFIX
PREFIX OR SUFFIX
ALLITERATION
THE REPITITION OF THE SAME OR SIMILAR SOUNDS THAT ARE CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER; THE TIMID TINY TADPOLE
ANTONYM
A WORD WHICH IS THE OPPOSITE OF ANOTHER WORD; LARGE IS THE ANTONYM OF SMALL
AUTHOR'S PURPOSE
WHY IS THE AUTHOR WRITING THE TEXT?
BIOGRAPHICAL WRITING
A NARRATIVE ABOUT A PERSON'S LIFE.
CAUSE/EFFECT
WHEN ONE EVENT IS A RESULT OF ANOTHER.
CLIMAX
THE SITUATION IN A STORY REACHES A CRITICAL POINT. THE TENSION THAT HAS BEEN BUILDING REACHES A PEAK.
CLOZE
A PROCEDURE WHEREBY A WORD OR WORDS HAS/HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM A SENTENCE AND THE STUDENT MUST FILL THEM IN BASED ON CONTEXT CLUES.
COMPARE/CONTRAST
SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TWO ITEMS
CONTEXT CLUES
BITS OF INFORMATION FROM THE TEXT THAT, WHEN COMBINED WITH THE READER'S OWN KNOWLEDGE ALLOWS THEM TO FIGURE OUT THE MEANING.
EDITORIAL
A LETTER TO A NEWSPAPER EXPRESSING AN OPINION.
EXPOSITION
BACKGROUND INFORMATION IS GIVEN ABOUT THE SETTING AND CHARACTERS.
EXPOSITORY WRITING
NONFICTION; TEXT THAT EXPLAINS AN EVENT, CONCEPT, OR IDEA USING FACTS AND EXAMPLES
FALLING ACTION
THE TENSION IN A STORY DECREASES AS THE CONFLICT BEGINS TO BE SETTLED.
GENERALIZATION
ONE COMMON IDEA AMONG MANY.
GENRE
A TYPE OR CATEGORY OF LITERATURE; EXAMPLE: MYSTERY, FANTASY, EPIC, POETRY, ETC.
HOMOGRAPH
TWO WORDS THAT HAVE THE SAME SPELLING BUT DIFFERENT MEANINGS. EXAMPLE THE BOW OF A SHIP, A BOW IN YOUR HAIR
HYPERBOLE
A HUGE EXAGGERATION; THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD IS ON MY SHOULDERS
IDIOM
AN EXPRESSION NOT TAKEN LITERALLY; DON'T LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG MEANS TO KEEP A SECRET
IMAGERY
WORDS THAT EVOKE PICTURES IN YOUR MIND.
INFERENCE
USING CLUES TO FIND MEANING IN A TEXT WHEN THE ANSWER IS NOT 'RIGHT THERE'.
INSTRUCTIONAL TEXT
TEXT THAT GIVES DIRECTIONS
MAIN IDEA
THE MAIN POINT THE AUTHOR IS MAKING ABOUT A TOPIC
METAPHOR
A FIGURE OF SPEECH IN WHICH TWO THINGS ARE BEING COMPARED BY SAYING ONE IS THE OTHER; THE GIRL IS A BEAUTIFUL SUN IN THE SKY.
NARRATIVE WRITING
WRITING ABOUT AN EVENT IN A PERSONAL WAY; STORY
PERSONIFICATION
GIVING HUMAN QUALITIES TO NON-HUMAN OBJECTS
PERSUASIVE
TEXT THAT TRIES TO CONVINCE
PLOT
ACTION WITHING A NARRATIVE STORY
POINT OF VIEW
THE WAY IN WHICH A STORY IS WRITTEN; 1ST PERSON - I, WE
2ND PERSON - YOU
3RD PERSON - HE, SHE, IT
PREFIX
AN AFFIX THAT IS ADDED TO THE FRONT OF A WORD AND CHANGES ITS MEANING.
PROBLEM/SOLUTION
A PART OF THE STORY WHERE A PROBLEM IS SOLVED
RESOLUTION
THE SOLUTION TO A STORY'S PROBLEM IS SOLVED.
RISING ACTION
CHARACTERS TRY TO SOLVE A PROBLEM OR CONFLICT, BUT THE SITUATION USUALLY GROWS WORSE BEFORE THE PROBLEM GETS SOLVED
SIMILE
COMPARING TWO UNLIKE OBJECTS BY USING THE WORDS 'LIKE' OR 'AS'.
SUFFIX
A GROUP OF LETTERS ADDED TO THE END OF A WORD TO FORM A NEW WORD
SUMMARIZE
PICKING OUT THE MAIN IDEAS OF A TEXT.
SUPPORTING DETAILS
DETAILS THAT SUPPORT OR GIVE ESSENTIAL INFORMATION THAT GOES ALONG WITH THE MAIN IDEA
SYLLABLE
A UNIT OF SOUND OR GROUP OF LETTERS MADE UP OF A VOWEL SOUND OR A VOWEL CONSONANT COMBINATION.
SYNONYM
A WORD THAT HAS THE SAME MEANING AS ANOTHER WORD. BIG IS A SYNONYM OF LARGE.
SYNTHESIZING
LOOKING AT A NUMBER OF PARTS AND PULLING THEM TOGETHER.