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NWEA MAP RTI 181-190 reading

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anathology
an assortment or collection of selected pieces of literature or art
aphorism
A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.
argue
debate
category
A division or grouping used to classify something.
foreshadowing
A warning or indication of a future event
literature
Any kind of printed materials, such as books, peoms, articles, and etc.
mainpoint
ideas most important for you to remember
one-act play
A short play that is complete in one act
picture book
a children's story book that has lots of pictures in it
syllogism
a form of logic in which two premises, a major and minor, are made and a conclusion drawn.
topic
the subject in a paragraph or work
address
to speak to; to direct one's attention to
adverb
A word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
advertise
to promote goods or services
audience
the intended reader of a piece
autobiography
An account of a person's life written by that person
bibliography
the written list of all the sources used in a report or book
book report
A way to show how well you understood the book and how you felt about it.
book title
what a book is called
closing
summarize the highlights of a piece of writing
compound sentence
two or more independent clauses joined by a conjunction
creative writing
uses the writers imagination
description
A rhetorical mode based in the five senses. It aims to re-create, invent, or present something so that the reader can experience it.
diary
A personal, daily account of an individual's experiences and feelings
drama
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
ending
(n.) a bringing or coming to an end; termination; close.; the final or concluding part; conclusion.; death; destruction.
exclamatory sentence
a sentence expressing strong feeling, usually punctuated with an exclamation mark
expository writing
writing that explains or informs
fiction
A story that is not true or is made up
formal essay
An essay that uses academic language, logical organization, and serious purpose.
friendly letter
An informal letter you write to a friend or relative
grammar
in a language, a system of rules that enables us to communicate with and understand others
graphic organizer
a tool that helps to organize ideas and can be used to visually illustrate ideas
heading
a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
hyphen
a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
indent
start (a line of text) or position (a block of text, table, etc.) further from the margin than the main part of the text
introduction
The beginning of a writing that should get the audiences attention, give them a reason to listen , and introduce the topic
literary analysis
piece of writing you do that tells your thoughts about a piece of literature
main topic
what a piece of writing is all about
manual
a handbook; a book of directions
margin
a border or edge
memo
a note about what has been learned or experienced
mystery
something that is secret and unknown
novel
A long fictional narrative written in prose, usually having many characters and a strong plot.
persuasive writing
writing that attempts to convince the reader or listener to adopt a particular opinion or course of action
plural
more than one
proper noun
a SPECIFIC person, place, thing, or idea
punctuate
insert punctuation marks in text ( )
quotation
a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker
revision
the act of rewriting something
run-on sentence
made up of two or more sentences that are incorrectly run together as a single sentence
salutation
a greeting
signature
a person's name written in that person's handwriting
singular
only one of
stanza
A group of lines in a poem
subject-verb agreement
Plural subjects must have plural verbs. Singular subjects must have singular verbs
supporting detail
Details that support the main idea
tense
nervous or anxious
to entertain
To make someone feel enjoyment
to inform
To give information or facts to the reader
to persuade
to convince someone of something
topic sentence
A sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs.
verb phrase
is made up of a main verb and one or more helping verbs.
ellipsis
in a sentence, the omission of a word or words replaced by three periods (...)