7th Grade STAAR Reading Vocab Review
Reading STAAR Vocab. Game
Terms in this set (87)
where and when the story takes place
the problem in the story
finding a solution to a problem
what a piece of writing is mainly about
The central idea or message of a work, the insight it offers into life
brief statement of the main events of a story
in the time order in which events happened
used to convice the reader of the writer's point of view
a fictional tale that explains the actions of gods or the causes of natural phenomena
a beginning or coming into being
the story of a person's life written by that person in first person point of view
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
first person point of view
Told from the viewpoint of one of the characters using the pronouns "I" and We"
third person limited point of view
the narrator focuses on the thoughts and feelings of only one character
third person omniscent point of view
told by an all-knowing narrator from outside the story who reveals what every character thinks and feels
the repetition of consonant SOUNDS at the beginning of words. For example, Sally sells seashells by the sea shore.
giving human qualities to non-human things
comparison using like or as. Clue: You "smile" when you see someone you like." Example: The car was as cold as ice.
an expression with a meaning different from the literal meaning of the individual words
when a portion of the story goes back in time
The use of clues to suggest events that will happen later in the plot
to draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented
to demonstrate that something is right; to defend with reasons
the various methods of communicating information
A listing of words with synonyms and antonyms
Clues in surrounding text that help the reader determine the meaning of an unknown word
a conversation between two persons
small text found near a picture that provides important information about the picture
instructions for actors and stage crew, usually set in italics
The reason the author has for writing. (Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)
A drawing that shows or explains something...usually includes labels and captions.
Drawings or photographs that help explain the text
A practical lesson about right and wrong
words and phrases that create imagery by using the 5 senses
a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact.
Writing that is factual, not creative or fictional.
fiction that involves an event in history. Contains historical facts, events, or people, but is not true.
a story written to be performed by actors; a play
the use of words that represent sounds "Pow", "Bang"
the pattern of rhyme in a poem (ex. ABAB)
when two words rhyme in the same line of poetry
The reason why something happens
the person who is telling the story; the speaker
shows how two things are alike/different or how one is better than the other
Sometimes authors overstate the facts leading to a false of importance. (We will all be doomed if we don't take a stand now!) (This is a one-time offer. You can't get this price after today.) Key words: always, never, everyone
This unreliable information is a technique used to mislead the reader. (
a comparison or two unlike things without using like or as
a collection of word pictures that appeal to the reader; uses devices such as metaphor, simile, etc.
the turning point in the action of a story--the problem is solved
the ending or final outcome of a story
sequence or chronological (organizational pattern of expository text)
signal words include: first; second; third; before; on (date); not long after; after that; next; at the same time; finally; then, following; now; when; since; until; during; at last
compare and contrast
signal words include : like; unlike; but; in contrast; on the other hand; however; both; also; too; as well as; although; yet; nevertheless; as opposed to; whereas
cause and effect
problem and solution
signal words include: therefore; consequently; so; this led to; as a result; because; if...then; since; so that; thus; for this reason;
combining several pieces of information to make an inference
this type of text informs or instructs the reader. It is nonfiction.
language that means more than what it says on the surface; not actual or literal meaning
the events that make up a story
a word part that can be added at the beginning of a word to make a new word
a word part that can be added at the end of a word to make up a new word
words and details that appeal to a reader's senses (sight, touch, taste, hearing, smell, emotion)
the following of one thing after another
to make a brief statement of the main events of a story. It has to have the beginning, middle and end. It should be precise (accurate) and concise (to the point).
the parts of a text that stand out (diagram, table of contents, index, etc)
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
strengthen and support
Instructions given to the actors so they know how to act and the tone of voice to use. These are used in dramas.
The items on the stage that the actors use. They give clues about the setting of the play.
third person objective point of view
When the narrator only knows what the characters do and say. It's like a "camera view" of the story.
The reason an author writes the text--to persuade, inform, explain and entertain
the reason the character says or does something
a character trait used to describe someone who doesn't give up easily.
a character trait used to describe someone who feels good about him/herself.
To feel excited and nervous at the same time.
Who the piece of text was originally written for. Example: in a letter, look at who the letter is addressed to (Dear Mom)
a conversation between characters set off by quotation marks
similar to a paragraph but in a poem
similar to a sentence but in a poem
the outcome of an experiment or problem
when two things/people have something in common
the smaller title that goes before a new section of the text.
Where information comes from.
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