6th Grade Reading EOG Academic

Literary terms and testing vocabulary for NC Reading EOG.
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Analyze
break something down into its parts
Infer
A conclusion based on observation or evidence.
Generate
bring into existence;
to produce
Evaluate
Examine carefully and make a judgement.
Genre
a kind of literary or artistic work
Summarize
a shortened version of text that tells central ideas in your own words
Similar
having the same or similar characteristics; alike
Predict
make an educated guess of what is going to take place
Central Idea
What the passage is mostly about; the main concept, point, issue or conclusion
Supporting Detail
information that reinforces (supports, backs up) the topic sentence or main idea of a text
Simile
figurative, not literal language that is
a comparison of two unlike things using like or as
Metaphor
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things WITHOUT using like or as
Hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
Onomatopoeia
using words that imitate the sound they name
Personification
the act of giving human characteristics to non-human, non-living objects or ideas
Theme
A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.
Point-of-View
the perspective from which a story is told, usually 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person.
Author's Purpose
The reason the author has for writing, usually to inform, persuade, or express/entertain.
Impact
An effect or result or influence
convey
to make ideas, feelings, etc. known to someone; to share
Foreshadowing
An author's use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story
Imagery
descriptive language used to create pictures in the reader's mind and to appeal to the 5 senses
Explain
Give a detailed account, including reasons or causes.
Support
Back up with details or evidence
flashback
A scene that interrupts the normal sequence of events in a story to show something that happened at an earlier time
mood
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader; often related to the setting
plot
Sequence of events in a story
tone
Author's attitude about a text or subject
Contribute
Add to, offer or enhance
apply
transfer an idea from one area to another area
assume
take something for granted
compare
tell how two things are alike
conflict
the problem that characters in a story are trying to solve
contrast
tell how two things are different
resolution
the way the problem in the story is solved
stanza
a group of lines in a poem
bias
A belief or point of view that is personal, rather than based on facts; a predjudice
clarify
to make clear or easier to understand
maneuver
a skillful move; to control something
interpret
Explain the meaning of
paraphrase
A restatement of a text or passage using other words.
neutral
Not taking sides; not positive or negative
significant
important
stance
1) a way of holding the body; or 2) an attitude or position on an issue
subheading
a heading given to a smaller section within a larger piece of writing
heading
a line of text that indicates what the passage below it is about
indicate
To point out or show
verify
to make sure something is accurate and/or true
assumption
An idea or statement believed without proof.
symbolism
Something that stands for something else, such as the American flag as a symbol of freedom
apparent
obvious or clear
narrative
A story
analogy
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some way
contribute
To give or help

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