16 terms

STAAR 5th Grade Vocabulary Set #1

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Conflict
the PROBLEM in a story that exists...
-between characters of another "force"
-within a character (on the inside)
character traits
The qualities shown by a character
inference
the reader uses what he/she already knows (prior knowledge) along with text evidence to draw conclusions
falling action
describes the events in a story AFTER the story's climax and the problem has been solved that lead to closure
biography
true account of a person's life written by another person
climax
the most intense, exciting, or important part of a story that occurs before a story ends
foreshadowing
hints that provide clues about future events in a story
resolution
the final outcome of the story in which the main problem or struggle is solved or put to rest
author's purpose
the author's motivation or reason for writing a text
theme
the overall message about life and human nature that the author shares with the reader through the plot
(Example: RACISM in Maniac Magee or KINDNESS in Wonder)
dialogue
written conversation between two or more characters
rising action
describes the events in a story in which the plot is BUILDING towards a climax
alliteration
repetition of sounds at the beginnings of closely connected words
(Example: The swans are swiftly swimming)
imagery
any type of writing that makes it easy to create pictures (visualizations) in a reader's mind
plot
the SEQUENCE OF EVENTS in a story, novel, play, or other text
setting
where and when a story is taking place