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5th Grade READING Vocabulary Review

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setting
where and when the story takes place
conflict
the problem or dilemma in the story
resolution
finding a solution to a problem
main idea
a general statement about what a piece of writing is mostly about
theme
The message or moral lesson of a story that could be applied to every day life
chronological
time order of events
persuasive
used to convince the reader
procedural
writing that tells how to do something; steps are listed in order
myth
a fictional tale that explains causes of natural phenomena
origin
a beginning or coming into being
autobiography
the story of a person's life written by that person in first person point of view
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
first person point of view
Told from one viewpoint using the pronouns "I, me , my, we"
third person limited point of view
the narrator focuses on the thoughts and feelings of only one character
third person omniscent point of view
reveals what every character thinks and feels
alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
personification
giving human qualities to non-human things
simile
comparison of two unlike objects using like or as
idiom
an expression with a meaning different from the literal meaning
convey
to communicate or express or make known
flashback
when a portion of the story goes back in time
foreshadow
The use of clues to suggest events that will happen later in the plot
infer
to draw a conclusion based on the text provided and prior knowledge
justify
to defend with reasons
thesaurus
A resource of words with synonyms and antonyms
context clues
Clues in surrounding text that help the reader determine the meaning of an unknown word
genre
a division or type of literature
dialogue
a conversation between two persons
captions
small text found near a picture that provides important information about the picture
free verse
poetry that does not contain regular patterns of rhythm or rhyme
stage directions
instructions for actors and stage crew, usually set in italics
author's purpose
The reason the author has for writing. (Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)
diagrams
A drawing that shows or explains something...usually includes labels and captions.
moral
lesson about right and wrong
sensory details
words and phrases that create imagery by appealing to the 5 senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, and feel)
informational
Nonfiction writing that is based on facts
historical fiction
fiction that involves an event in history. Contains historical facts, events, or people, but some elements of the story are created by the author
drama
a story written to be performed by actors; a play
onomatopoeia
the use of words that imitate sounds
rhyme scheme
the pattern of rhyme in a poem
internal rhyme
when two words rhyme in the same line of poetry
contradict
to disagree; to say the opposite
mislead
Give the wrong idea; to deceive; to lead someone in the wrong direction
exaggerate
to say that something is larger or greater than it really is; "to stretch the truth"
cause
The reason why something happens
narrator
the person who is telling the story; the speaker
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