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MAP Reading Vocabulary 171-180

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character
a person or animal in a story
conclusion
the ending of the story
diary
a book used to keep a daily written record of personal thoughts and experiences
fable
a brief story with animal characters that teaches a lesson or moral
genre
a category or type of literature based on its content and style
historical fiction
a made-up story set in a certain time in history
legend
a story coming down from the past which may or may not be entirely true
main character
the most important person in a story
narrator
the person or character who is telling the story
nonfiction
informational text that explain how things work and tell facts about many different topics
personal essay
an essay written in the first person usually about the writer's life
persuasive essay
writing that is intended to convince someone of a certain opinion or point of view
plot
the plan or pattern of events in a story
science fiction
an imaginary story that is set in the future and includes elements of science and technology
setting
where and when a story takes place. Settings can change in different parts of the story
speaker
the person or character who is doing the talking
tall tale
folktales that have a key element of exaggeration, such as Paul Bunyan
text
the printed words of a piece of writing or story