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OGT Reading and Writing Terms
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clues around the word that help determine its meaning
the good person or "hero" in a story
shen a word sounds like the sound it is describing Ex. "Bam, bang, crack."
the repetition (repeating) of the same consonant sound. Ex. the big blue basket
when you expect one thing to happen, but the exact opposite happens
words and phrases that help the readers see in their minds what the writer is describing
the feeling that a work of literature creates in a reader. Word choice. Ex: "It was a dark and stormy night."
the writer's attitude toward the topic he/she is writing about Ex. Is the writer sarcastic, serious, etc.
point of view
the character who is telling the story
character development in a story Ex. the way a character looks, interacts with people, is described by people, etc.
the problems that help push the plot of a story
to study individual parts to understand the whole
a story or information that is not true
a story or information that is true
see, smell, taste, touch, hear
what the story is mostly about
a brief retell using only the most important facts
the real or true meaning without exaggeration
a hidden meaning that you have to figure out; emphasizes ideas and emotions
a statement that can be proven
a statement that cannot be proven
the action of a story
the state of the environment in which a situation exists
a person in the story
something that has been written again
a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause
examine and note the similarities or differences of
the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
comparing two different things using the words "like" or "as." Ex: "She is like the sun."
comparing two different things NOT using the words "like" or "as." Ex: She IS the sun."
giving non-human things human traits. Ex: "The sun smiled down on me."
a word has a literal meaning and a larger meaning too. Ex. A heart is an organ in our body, but is also means love. A dove is a white bird, but is also means peace.
the lesson learned (moral). Ex: "All people can be brave and strong, not just people with a lot of muscles."
the "bad" person or thing in a story
hinting at what might come
to give reasons for something
telling about past events
to review information and present an idea
to assume something that is not directly stated
shortened version of reading material
details that back up a statement or assumption
person or group who are meant to read something
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