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MAP Reading Vocabulary 191-200

Common Core Reading terms aligned with MAP RIT band 191-200
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American Literature
Short stories, novels, plays, and poems written by authors from the United States.
Analogy
A similarity or comparison between two different things or the relationship between them. For example, "I am going to be toast when I get home." This is usually said when someone is in trouble with their mom or dad.
Argue
To disagree verbally with someone stating the reasons for or against an issue.
Caption
Brief explanation or description of an illustration or a picture usually found in a textbook, magazine, or newspaper.
Chart
A visual aid that organizes data visually such as a story map, or graphic organizer.
Climax
Most exciting moment of the story or the story's turning point.
Compare
To examine and note the similarities or differences between two things.
Compare and Contrast
A text structure that tells how two or more things, people, places, or ideas are alike and different.
Description
Any careful detailing of a person, place, thing, or event through words.
Detail
This is a smaller piece of information that is used to support a main idea.
Develop
To elaborate or expand in detail.
Drama
A story that is written to be acted out in front of an audience.
Entertain
To interest and amuse an audience.
Essay
A short piece of nonfiction writing about a particular subject.
Example
Something specific used to illustrate or to represent an idea, experience, or definition of a word.
Fact and Opinion
Knowing the difference between what can be proven and what is a personal viewpoint.
Figure of Speech
Language used in a figurative or non-literal sense often times an expression not meant to be taken literally.
Footnote
A printed note or definition placed below the text at the bottom of the page.
Guide Words
The words at the top of a dictionary page that tell you the first and last words on that page.
Infer
To draw a conclusion based on evidence from the story or text.
Inference
A logical conclusion based on observations or evidence from the story or text.
Job Announcement
A written statement describing the duties and responsibilities of a specific position.
Labels
Descriptive text used to identify parts of a page, picture, or graph.
Main Point
A statement expressing the most important fact, idea, or opinion within a selection.
Memoir
The story of a person's life, written by that person (also called autobiography).
Meter
The regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that can establish the rhythm of a poem.
Myth
A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
Narrator
The person who is TELLING the story.
News
New information about specific events.
Novel
A printed book that is a longer work of fiction usually consisting of chapters.
Persuade
To convince somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action.
Policy
A plan, set of rules, or written way to act or behave.
Purpose
Someone's intention or objective in a speech or piece of writing.
Recipe
Directions for making something.
Resolution
The ending to the story that states the final outcome of the conflict and/or what might lie ahead for the characters in the story.
Rhythm
The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry.
Rising Actions
The series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax.
Science Book
A textbook about science.
Speaker
The voice that communicates with the reader of the poem or play or the voice that talks to the audience.
Stanza
A group of lines in a poem.
Synonym
Words that have similar or the same meaning.
Topic
The subject of a conversation, discussion, or text.
Vocabulary
A group of words that a person knows or should know.
Word Root
the word part that is the base of the word.
Inform
to tell someone something important or relevant to the subject