41 terms

NWEA Reading RIT 181-190

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advertise
to make something known generally or in public, especially in order to sell it
almanac
a reference book that gives information about a topic in a certain year
antonym
a word that means the opposite of another word
bibliography
the written list of all the sources used in a report or book
cause and effect
is a text structure that writers use to explain how or why one thing leads to another. The cause is the reason that an action or reaction takes place. The effect is the result or consequence of the cause.
characteristics
distinguishing traits, qualities, or properties
classify
to sort into groups based on similarities and differences
conclusion
the end or close; final part.
conflict
the problem or problems characters face in a literary work
definition
a clear explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase
describe
to speak or write about in detail; to picture with words
encyclopedia
a set of books containing articles on various topics covering all branches of knowledge
fiction
a literary work that is made up; created in someone's mind; not based entirely on truth
genre
type or category of literary work (e.g., poetry, essay, short story, novel, drama)
glossary
A list of difficult or specialized words with their definitions, often placed at the back of a book.
historical fiction
real events, places, or people are incorporated into a fictional or imaginative story
instructions
steps or rules to follow
invitation
a request for someone to be present at a special event or to celebrate an occasion
legend
A narrative handed down from the past, containing historical elements and usually supernatural elements
magazine
A periodical containing a collection of articles, stories, pictures, or other features.
manual
a handbook; a book of directions
mood
the feeling created in a reader by a literary work or passage
moral
the lesson a story teaches
multisyllabic
Having more than one syllable, Having more than one syllable
order of events
things that happened arranged by when they occurred
phrase
a group of words that does not have both a subject and a verb
play
a literary work written for performance on the stage; a drama
plot
the sequence of events in a story
poet
a person who writes poetry
poetry
imaginative writing in which language, images, sound, and rhythm combine to create a special emotional effect
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
predict
To state what you think will happen under certain conditions based on what you know from observations or research
reference book
a book of facts, for example: atlas, encyclopedia, dictionary
resource
anything that can help you
source
a book, article, person, or other resource consulted for information
summarize
to tell or write a story in you own words. Usually much shorter than the original text
text
a written work; the main part of a piece of writing
theme
The main idea or meaning of a text. Often, this is an insight about human life revealed in a literary work
thesaurus
a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms
topic sentence
A sentence that states the topic of its paragraph
Venn diagram
A diagram that uses circles to display elements of different sets. Overlapping circles show common elements.
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