NWEA Reading RIT 171-180 All

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announcement

public or formal notice announcing something

article

a written piece often found in a newspaper or magazine

atlas

a collection of maps in book form

author

a person who writes books, stories, or plays

author's purpose

The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)

bias

a preference that prevents one from being impartial; prejudice

biography

a form of nonfiction in which a writer tells the life story of another person

business letter

a letter dealing with business

category

belonging to a certain group of things

chapter

a section of a book

character

a person or animal who takes part in the action of a literary work

cookbook

a book of recipes and cooking directions

dictionary

a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them

effect

something brought about by a cause or agent

fable

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

fact

a statement that can be proven

fantasy

A story containing unreal, imaginary features

journal

a daily, or periodic, account of events and the writer's thoughts and feelings about those events.

label

to name

main character

the most important character in a story, poem, or play

make-believe

to pretend; imagine

newspaper

A daily or weekly publication of current events.

nonfiction

writing that tells about real people, places, and events

opinion

a statement that expresses a person's judgment or belief

outline

Use a specific and shortened form to organize main ideas, supporting details, and examples.

persuasive essay

presents arguements and tries to convince readers to have a certain point of view

root word

the basic word you start with before adding prefixes or suffixes

rule

An instruction telling what must or must not be done.

schedule

an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur

science fiction

writing that tells about imaginary events that involve science or technology

short story

a work of fiction generally read in one sitting

statement

something that is said/written

suffix

a letter or syllable added to the end of a word

tall tale

an outrageously exaggerated, humorous story that is obviously unbelievable

textbook

a book used in the study of a subject

title

the name of a work of literature

title page

a page of a book displaying the title and author and publisher

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