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Vocabulary for the MAP Reading Test - TMS 7th

Would you like to improve your RIT score on the Reading MAP test? If so, study the vocabulary words that are in this flashcard set. These vocabulary words were primarily chosen from the RIT scores 221-260.
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bias
A preference that prevents one from being impartial or fair in one's decisions and judgments
thesaurus
A feature that allows the user to view synonyms and antonyms, and automatically replace words for enhanced writing
analogy
A similarity or comparison between two different things or the relationship between them
acronym
A word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name
Examples: PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) and BIC (Behavior Intervention Class)
alliteration
The use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
anecdote
A short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
literary device
Any one of a variety of tools (such as the use of figurative language, imagery, allegory, and symbolism) a writer may use to achieve the tone or communicate the purpose or theme intended
literary element
Characteristics of texts often seen in fictional and nonfictional stories and poetry, but they can also be seen in other types of nonfiction; examples of elements include setting, characterization, mood, theme, etc.
satire
Form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
secondary source
A secondhand account of an event or a retelling of another person's observations written by someone who did not witness or actually participate in the events. includes sources that combine, synthesize, and or interpret information from primary sources. Examples include encyclopedias, textbooks, and reviews.
connotation
Refers to the implied or suggested meanings associated with a word beyond its dictionary definition
irony
A contrast between expectation and reality
primary source
Text that tells a first-hand account of an event; original works used when researching (letters, journals)
quote
A passage or expression that is quoted or cited
aphorism
A short, often witty statement of a principle or a truth about life. Examples: "Early bird gets the worm." "What goes around, comes around.." "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."
first person
The narrator is a character in the story; uses the pronoun "I", the narrator tells us his/her own experiences but cannot reveal other characters' private thoughts.
second person
Told from the reader's point of view, using "you".
third person
When a voice from outside the story tells the story
symbolism
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
tone
The attitude of the author toward the audience and characters (e.g., serious or humorous).
omniscient
Knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
oxymoron
An expression in which two words that contradict each other are joined
pathetic fallacy (personification)
The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example, angry clouds; a cruel wind., The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example angry clouds; a cruel wind.
stereotype
A generalized belief about a group of people
cliché
An expression that has been overused to the extent that its freshness has worn off