ELD 2 Elements of Literature, Text Features, and Reading Strategies

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elements of literature

the things an author does to create texts, particularly stories

text structure

the way a text is put together that makes a particular type of text

character

people in a narrative or story

setting

the place and time of a story

plot

what happens in a story

conflict

the problem the character has

dialogue

what the characters in a story say

point of view

the way a story is told that controls what the characters and the reader know about the plot and other characters and who tells the story

genre

a type of literature with particular text features and particular types of characters,plots, and settings

characters'thoughts

one way an author creates a character

character's actions

one way an author creates a character

text features

parts of a text that tell you about the text type, genre

personal narrative

a text type that includes first person point of view and information about the author

poem

a text type that includes rhyme, rhythm, stanzas, irregular punctuation and capitalization, and vivid language

song

a text type that is set to music that has lyrics, verses, rhyme, rhythm

reading strategies

ways to understand the text

inference

figuring something out that is not in a text by using other things that are in the text and reasoning

cause and effect

how one action or event makes another one happen

comparison

looking at how things are the same

contrast

looking at how things are different

chronological order

time order

sequence

order

fact

what is true

opinion

someone thinks or says about something

characterization

the way an author creates a character including motivation, thoughts, actions, and dialogue

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