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NWEA READING RIT 201-210

Vocabulary words for RIT score 201-210
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acronym
a word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name. Example MVCA (Michigan Virtual Charter Academy)
alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds. Sally sought seashells by the seashore.
anecdote
A short account of an interesting or humorous incident
annotated Bibliography
A list of the sources used for research and a one paragraph summary of each source
anthology
a book or other collection of selected writings by various authors
argument
A statement put forth and supported by evidence
assumption
A belief or statement without proof.
autobiography
An account of a person's life written by that person
book review
an article describing and judging a new book based on opinion
British Literature
Literature from England or associated with the United Kingdom
brochure
a booklet or pamphlet that contains descriptive information or advertising
catalog
A list of things, people, or events.
chronological order
(Time Order) Events are arranged in the order in which they happened
conclude
(v.) to finish; to bring something to an end; to decide after careful thought
context
Context is the background information that will influence the way we understand something.
conversation
A discussion that switches from one person to another; a discussion that "turns back and forth"
dialogue
A conversation between characters
diary
A personal, daily account of an individual's experiences and feelings. Like a journal
Editorial
An article giving opinions or perspectives
evaluate
Examine and judge carefully.
exaggeration
To make an overstatement or to stretch the truth.
excerpt
A passage taken from a book, article, etc.
explain
Clarify by stating the how and why
field guide
illustrated book of plants or animals used for identification
figurative Language
Language in which figures of speech (such as metaphors, similes, and hyperbole) freely occur. Not to be taken literally.
graph
A diagram that shows how two variables are related.
graphic organizer
A visual aid to help organize information.
homonym
two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings. Ex: right & right (correct/direction)
literary device
A literary technique used to achieve a particular effect, such as descriptive language and figurative language.
literary element
The essential techniques used in literature (e.g., characterization, setting, plot, theme).
map
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.
middle sound
the sound in the middle of the word
pamphlet
brochure
personal essay
explores the meaning of an important experience in the writer's life.
persuasion
A kind of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people's actions.
problem and solution
a relationship that shows how a conflict or issue (the problem) is answered (the solution)
reference
a book, passage, etc., to which one is directed. A source used in a research paper.
reference material
Text containing facts and information, items that you can look at to find information: thesaurus, dictionary, internet
research
THE INFORMATION YOU GATHER SO THAT YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT A TOPIC
review
a critique or evaluation.
or
the process of going over a subject again
satire
A literary tone used to ridicule or make fun of human weakness.
scene
A smaller section of the play
secondary source
Information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness an event
sequence
A step-by-step pattern
simile
A comparison using like or as.
speech
A talk or public address. The purpose of a speech may be to entertain, explain, persuade, or inspire.
summary
A retelling of the most important parts of what was read.
verb
A word that expresses action, a state of being or feeling, or a relation between two things

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