43 terms

NWEA READING RIT 191-200

Vocabulary for RIT scores 191-200
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American Literature
short stories, novels, plays, and poems written by authors from the United States
analogy
A comparison of two different things that are alike in some way.
argue
present reasons and arguments
caption
A title or short description of a picture
chart
a table that lists data
climax
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
compare
How things are alike
compare and contrast
how two things are alike or different
description
A telling in words how a person, place, thing or an event looks or behaves
detail
An individual feature, fact, description significant to the story
develop
to elaborate or expand in detail
drama
a play
entertain
The author is writing to entertain/amuse readers.
essay
A SHORT WORK OF NONFICTION DEALING WITH A SINGLE SUBJECT
example
A specific case that is used to demonstrate a general idea.
fact and opinion
a fact can be proved; an opinion is a belief and can not be supported by proof or evidence
figure of speech
A device used to produce figurative language. many compare dissimilar things. This includes hyperbole, irony, metaphor, personification, simile,
footnote
A printed note or definition placed below the text at the bottom of the page
guide words
The words at the top of a dictionary page the tell you the first and last words on that page
infer
A conclusion one can draw from the presented details.
inform
one type of author's purpose; to inform the reader about facts on a subject
Job Announcement
written statements describing duties and responsibilities of a position
labels
Descriptive text or titles for a chart, diagram, illustration, etc.
main point
A statement expressing a specific idea or theme related to the topic.
memoir
A type of autobiography that covers a short period of time in the author's life
meter
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
myth
a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event,
narrator
Person telling the story
news
A daily or weekly publication of current events.
novel
A long fictional narrative written in prose, usually having many characters and a strong plot.
persuade
The author is trying to convince readers to make a decision to take physical action or think differently about a topic.
policy
A plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
purpose
the reason; The author's purpose is to: Entertain, Inform, Persuade, etc.
recipe
Directions for cooking something
resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
rhythm
In poetry, rhythm is a recognizable pulse or a pattern of a beat.
rising action
The series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax
science book
a textbook about science
speaker
The "voice" used by an author to tell a story or speak a poem
stanza
A group of lines in a poem that form a single unit.
synonym
A word that means the same as another word
vocabulary
A group of words that a person knows or should know
word root
base of a word.

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