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mood

a temporary state of mind or feeling

main idea

what the whole story is based on

tone

the way people are using dialogue

author purpose

why the author wrote the story

point of view

how one character sees the story from their own eyes

supporting details

the details that support the main idea

reliable source

something or someone you can trust to give information to

compare

to tell similarities between 2 or more things

contrast

to tell differences between 2 or more things

word in context

using words around main word to find out definition of main word

structure of organization

beginning, middle, and end

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