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NWEA READING RIT 211-220

Vocabulary for RIT score 211-220
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allusion
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
appendix
A section of additional information at the end of a document.
cause
A person, thing or event that makes something happen
characterization
Actions, dialogue, and narrative description that reveal a sense of a character's personality to the reader.
characterize
to describe the character
chronological
Arranged in order of time
classified ad
a small advertisement you put in a newspaper to buy or sell something
connotation
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests
coupon
A small paper clipping that entitles the holder to savings on a product
debate
A formal talk between people who have different opinions.
diagram
A drawing intended to explain how something works
exposition
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances.
falling action
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
flashback
A scene or event from the past that appears in a narrative out of chronological order, to fill in information or explain something in the present.
foreshadowing
Clues in a story that suggest later events
guide letters
one or more letters at the top of the page of a reference book to guide the reader in locating the word
headline
A line of large type used to gain the reader's attention; the title of the copy or story.
hyperbole
A figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effects.
idiom
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally. Example: I'm in a pickle.
imagery
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
instruction
How to do something
irony
An unexpected twist or contrast between what happens and what was intended or expected to happen.
memorandum
memo for short. A short note designating something to be remembered, especially something to be done or acted upon in the future; reminder
metaphor
A comparison without using like or as
narrate
to tell a story
onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents.Example : Pow, Boom, Bam.
parable
a simple story illustrating a lesson
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
persuasive
Attempts to convince readers to take a specific position.
picture book
a children's story book that has lots of pictures in it
prediction
A statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events.
present tense
Means the action is happening right now. I eat cake.
primary source
Something written or spoken by someone who SAW the event
historical document
Records of historical events, such as the U. S. Constitution
pun
a play on words.
quote
to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.)
research paper
A research paper/project presents the results of investigation on a selected topic
resolve
Settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter)
revision
the act of rewriting something
subject
A subject tells what or whom the sentence is about.
suspense
Happens when the storyteller or narrator builds excitement in a scene, often prior to the climax.
thesis paper
A piece of writing that defends and proves a position made by the writer
word play
Playing on words or speech sounds; Example: An orange says to a strawberry, "You are Berry special!"

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