21 terms

MAP Reading Vocabulary RIT 221-230

Common Core Reading terms aligned with MAP RIT band 221-230
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aphorism
a short pithy saying expressing a general truth; a statement of truth or opinion expressed in a concise and witty manner. Ex: The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones; The simplest questions are the hardest to answer; Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
assonance
Repetition of similar vowel sounds to create a mood. Ex: In Carl Sandburg's, 'Early Moon', the long "o" sounds old or mysterious. "Poetry is old, ancient, goes back far. It is among the oldest of living things. So old it is that no man knows how and why the first poems came."
consonance
Repetition of consonant sounds only. Ex: She ate seven sandwiches on a sunny Sunday last year. In alliteration it can be consonant or vowel.
contrast
Difference between things
first person
A narrator referred to as I who is a character in the story
form
form, shape
homophone
One of two or more words pronounced alike, but different in spelling or meaning (e.g., hair/hare, scale (fish)/scale (musical)).
journalism
conducting and reporting the news
literature
Any kind of printed materials, such as books, poems, articles, and etc.
quotation
a statement which repeats the exact words that someone else has said or written.
second person
A story told using "you" which places the reader immediately and personally into the story
sonnet
(noun) A fourteen-line lyric poem with a single theme. Each line in a sonnet is usually in iambic pentameter.
symbolism
A device in literature where an object represents an idea. Ex: The dove is a symbol of peace.
A red rose or red color stands for love or romance.
table
A grid comprised of horizontal rows and vertical columns into which you can enter data.
tale
a narrative that relates the details of some real or imaginary event, incident, or case; story: a tale about Lincoln's dog.
term
A vocabulary word or important word in the story.
third person
Point of view in which the narrator is outside of the story - an observer. He, She, They, used.
tone
How the writer is speaking to the reader (writers attitude)
viewpoint
The way someone sees something; their perspective
voice
Author's style. How he/she writes a piece of text.
world literature
writings from around the world
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