MAP Reading Vocabulary

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vowel

the letters a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y

advertisement

n. a notice, picture or film informing people of a product, person or service

business letter

A formal letter written to a business

fable

short tale that teaches a lesson

journal

A personal record of events

legend

A story handed down from the past

outline

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

short story

A brief work of fiction...

synonym

A word that means the same as another word...

antonym

A word that means the opposite of another...

thank you note

A note that expresses appreciation...

atlas

A book of maps...

title

The name of a literary work...

bias

A preference that prevents one from being impartial; a prejudice...

biography

A written account of another person's life...

compound word

A word made of two or more words (baseball)...

contraction

Process of shortening or making smaller, two words put together by omitting a letter and adding an apostrophe (I'll, I'm...)

cookbook

A book of recipes and other information for preparing food.

dictionary

A reference book containing an explanatory alphabetical list of words...

fairy tale

Short stories featuring mythical beings such as fairies...

index

a list of different topics that can be found in a book and page numbers where to find them

nursery rhyme

A short, rhymed poem or tale for children

autobiography

Story of a person's life written by that person

mood

the feeling created in a reader by a literary work or passage

theme

Central idea of a work of literature

poem

piece of writing set in a group of lines , verse, often rhymes

essay

A short literary composition on a particular theme or subject

metaphor

a comparison without using like or as

simile

a comparison using like or as

symbol

something that stands for something else; i.e, the blind woman holding scales is a _ _ _ _ _ _ for justice

alliteration

repetition of beginning sound in poetry ex: (Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers)

genre

particular variety of art or literature

fiction

prose writing that tells about imaginary characters and events ( untrue)

non-fiction

writing that tells about real people, places, and events (true)

newspaper

a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets

plot

the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.

root word

main part of a word, base word

schedule

plan for an activity or event

science fiction

story in a fantasy world based on varying degrees of scientific facts

setting

where and when the story takes place

syllable

A unit of speech heard as a single sound; one "beat" of a word or phrase.

tall tale

highly exaggerated story with humor

textbook

a book used in the study of a subject

acronym

a word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name

advertise

turn people to what you are offering

almanac

A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.

American literature

short stories, novels, plays, and poems written by authors from the United States

anecdote

a short account of an incident in someone's life.

anthology

A collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems

aphorism

A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.

argue

have a disagreement about something

autobiography

Story of a person's life written by that person

bibliography

the written list of all the sources used in a report or book

book review

opinion writing about the positive merits or negative qualities of a book

brochure

a booklet or pamphlet that contains descriptive information or advertising

caption

A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.

category

a group of people or things having something in common; type

characteristics

elements, traits, properties, attributes

conclusion

the act of making up your mind about something, the last sentence or paragraph in an essay

conversation

People talking to each other.

description

a statement that represents something in words.

diary

a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations.

drama

a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.

entertain

to interest and amuse.

excerpt

a passage selected from a larger work.

fact or opinion

something that is proved or thought.

fiction

made up or not true.

foreshadowing

the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot.

glossary

brief explanation of words used in the text, in order

guide words

words at the top of a dictionary page which help locate words

graphic organizer

a chart or diagram that readers can use to take notes and organize information

historical fiction

made up but based on actual historical events

homonym

two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings

labels

provide information about products

manual

a handbook; a book of directions

memoir

a collection of stories written by a person, almost like an autobiography

moral

lesson taught

myth

A fictional tale about gods or heroes

narrator

The person telling the story

news

information reported in a newspaper or news magazine

novel

a book that is an extended work of fiction

persuade

to convince

persuasion

to try to influence the thoughts, feelings or behaviors of another.

picture book

a book consisting chiefly of pictures

poet

A person who writes poems

policy

a plan for doing or managing something

problem and solution

a conflict in a story and how it was solved

purpose

the goal of a piece of writing; the reason it is written

recipe

set of instructions for making something

reference book

a book of facts, ex. atlas,encyclopedia,dictionary

reports

to relate or tell, informative writing, essays, for example

resolution

End of the story where loose ends are tied up

resource

a supply that can be used when there is a need

rhythm

pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in line of poetry.

rising action

events leading up to the climax in a story

satire

The use of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices

stanza

a group of lines in a poem

summarize

to give the main point or idea

thesaurus

a book of synonyms and antonyms

topic

the subject treated in a paragraph or work

topic sentence

a sentence that states the topic of its paragraph

Venn diagram

a diagram that uses circles to represent ideas

vocabulary

a language user's knowledge of words

annotated bibliography

a bibliography that includes brief explanations or notes for each reference

editorial

A short essay that expresses the opinion of the writer

footnote

A printed note or definition placed below the text at the bottom of the page

summary

a short, concise retelling of only the important points from a text

assonance

the repetition of vowel sounds, vowel rhyme, the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words: Please bake me a date cake.

assumption

n. thing accepted as true or as sure to happen, but not proved

British literature

Literature from England or associated with the United Kingdom

characterize

to describe special qualities of the character

chronological

arranged in order of time

conflict

problem in the story

coupon

a certificate that gives the consumers a price reduction on a specific product or service

debate

a discussion where people with different points of view argue their points

exaggeration

To make an overstatement or to stretch the truth, hyperbole

exposition

the beginning of the story

falling action

events after the climax of the story, leading to the resolution

field guide

a guidebook that is used outdoors to identify plants, animals, birds, etc.

flashback

a scene in a movie, novel, etc., set in a time earlier than the main story

headline

the heading or caption of a newspaper article

instruction

a message describing how something is to be done

irony

the opposite of what is expected

literary device

figurative language: simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, sensory language

literary element

a part of a piece of literature such as plot or setting in a story

memorandum

a short note

narrate

To tell a story

order of events

things that happened arranged by when they occurred

parable

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

persuasive

convinces readers to think the way the author does about a subject, a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ive essay or letter

present tense

a verb tense that happens in the present

primary source

an original source that informs directly, not through another person's explanation or interpretation, the first source of information

pun

a humorous play on words

quote

a passage or expression that is cited or _ _ _ _ ed

reference

a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts: encyclopedia, atlas, almanac, dictionary, thesaurus

research paper

a paper you write after doing research

scene

a subdivision of an act of a play

secondary source

Text and/or artifacts that are not original, but written from something original (biographies, magazine articles, research papers).

speech

text meant to be read aloud in front of a group of people

tale

a fictional story--Grandpa told us the _ _ _ _

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