How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

28 terms

EOG Reading Vocabulary #3

STUDY
PLAY
selection
a piece of writing
text
the words of a selection
italics
writing that is thin and slanted
bold
writing that is thick and heavy
headings
titles within a selection (usually found in nonfiction, like a science book)
author
the writer
illustrator
artist
illustration
piece of artwork; pictures or drawings in a story or poem
character
a person or animal that plays a part in a story
setting
where and when a story takes place
plot
action of a story; main part of the story; builds up to climax
cause
an action that makes something else happen
effect
what happens as a result
fact
information that can be proven
graphic organizer
a visual aid to help organize information
opinion
a person's thoughts, feelings, or beliefs on a subject
personification
giving human characteristics to objects
metaphor
comparing two unlike things by saying one is the other; for example: The sun is a bright yellow ball.
simile
comparing two things using like or as
similar
a word that means alike
prefix
a word part added to the beginning of a word changing the meaning of the word
suffix
a word part added to the end of a word changing the meaning of the word
author's purpose
the reason for writing
to entertain
writing meant for enjoyment (it could make you cry, laugh, or scream!)
to inform
writing that gives information or facts or teaches you something
to persuade
writing that is meant to convince you of something or talk you into doing/feeling something
audience
group of people for who the piece is written
predict
to make a smart guess about what might happen next in a story