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MAP Reading Vocabulary 211-220

Common Core Reading terms aligned with MAP RIT band 211-220
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allusion
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
appendix
A section at the back of a book that gives additional information
cause
A person, thing or event that makes something happen
characterization
Actions, dialogue, and narrative description that reveal a sense of a character's personality to the reader.
chronological
Arranged in order of time
characterize
To describe a character in a story.
classified ad
a small advertisement you put in a newspaper to buy or sell something
connotation
All the meanings, associations or emotions that a word suggests
coupon
A small paper clipping that entitles the holder to savings on a product
debate
Discuss the pros and cons of an issue
diagram
A chart or graph usually used to illustrate a concept or describe the relationship of parts to a whole.
exposition
Introduces the characters, settings, and opening situations of a story
falling action
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution
flashback
A device that enables a writer to refer to past thoughts, events, or episodes.
foreshadowing
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
guide letters
one or more letters at the top of the page of a reference book to guide the reader in locating the word
headline
A phrase to a sentence to summarize a story and draw the reader into the story; the present tense is used
hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
idiom
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.
imagery
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
instruction
All sources that contribute to a student's learning. This term includes the teacher, the textbook, the principal, and any others who promote education.
irony
A statement that means the opposite of what it seems to mean.
memorandum
Short message
metaphor
figure of speech comparing two different things
narrate
to tell a story
onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
parable
A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
memo
writing quick notes about a subject
persuasive
a type of writing that convinces the reader to take a certain point of view
picture book
a children's story book that has lots of pictures in it
prediction
A statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events.
present tense
something happening in the present; verb that tells something that is happening now; example: Dena LAUGHS at the jokes.
primary source
An original source that informs directly, not through another person's explanation or interpretation.
historical document
written articles from the past that contain important information about a person, place, or event
pun
the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words; a saying that usually involves a life lesson; example: I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it 'hit' me.
quote
To repeat or copy a group of words from a text or speech, typically when you are not the original author or speaker
research paper
A paper or project that presents the results of investigation on a selected topic
resolve
Find a solution to; firmly decide to do something;
revision (n)
Rearranging, and clarifying, checking sentence variety and correct usage; revise (v)
subject
It tells what or whom the sentence is about. What a story is mainly about
suspense
A feeling of uncertainty and curiosity about what will happen next in a story; what a writer uses to keep audience interested
thesis paper
A piece of writing that defends and proves a position made by the writer
word play
the skillful manipulation of words, often for humorous effect; I'm glad I know sign language, it's pretty 'handy'.