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MCA Reading Vocabulary Practice!
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Implied, but not clearly stated
A conclusion based on evidence from the text and background knowledge
Repeat or copy out of a group of words from the text, exactly how it is written, using quotation marks ("")
Proof from the text to support your answer
Clearly stated in the text
Make a guess and find if you're right or wrong
An underlying message or central topic in literature..
A brief statement retelling the main points.
A fictitious narrative
a collection of words that express an emotion or idea, sometimes with a specific rhythm
a written work that tells a story through action and speech and is acted out; a play.
Another name for theme; a message or lesson the author is giving the reader.
The time and place a story takes place
The person, or people, in a work of fiction.
The sequence of events in a story or drama
The opposition of forces in a story or drama; the struggle or challenge
Find similarities between two things
Find differences between two things
A word that is unfamiliar or new.
The central, or most important, idea in text
Important details that support the main idea
Briefly state the main points
The way 2 or more things are connected
Two or more things acting on one another or having an effect on one another
A person or a thing
A thing that happens
A big idea
Multiple meaning words
A word that is spelled the same, but has more than one meaning. Example: fly
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different than the literal interpretation OR compares one thing to another
hints that an author gives to help define a difficult or unusual word.
Letters that can be added to a word to change the meaning. Examples: prefix or suffix
An affix attached to the end of a word.
An affix attached to the beginning of a word.
a word that does not have a prefix (in front of the word) or a suffix (at the end of a word); a base word
The reason an author writes a text. Writing can be written to inform, persuade, or entertain.
To explain the meaning of
how the author feels about the subject- their opinion
Different sides to the same story/event
More than one
Things that are the same
Things are not the same
To have an impact on
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation, describing somet
A phrase that uses the words like or as to describe someone or something by comparing it with someone or something else that is similar.
The comparison of one thing to another without the use of like or as.
Thing when comparing it to something else.
an expression common to a particular culture that does not mean what it literally says
a well-known proverb that has been used for a long time.
a statement of practical wisdom expressed in a simple way.
A word that means the same as another word
a word opposite in meaning to another
two or more words spelled the same but not necessarily pronounced the same and having different meanings.
A main division of a book or story
A group of lines in a poem
A fictional narrative A main division of a book or story
A piece of writing that tells a story with dialogue and performance; a play
A piece of writing where words are arranged on separate lines, often conveying emotion; a verse
Point of View
mode of narration that an author employs to let the readers "hear" and "see" what takes place in a story or poem.
when the narrator is telling the story from his/her point of view, the word "I" is present outside of quotes
a form of storytelling in which a narrator relates all action using pronouns like "he" or "she" (told by the narrator)
the power to change or affect someone or something
a mental view or outlook
Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
The way a written text is organized.
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