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CRT Vocabulary

Content Vocabulary for Semester 1 and 2
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Compare
To look for similarities
Contrast
To look for differences
Fact
Something that can be proven
Opinion
Something someone believes to be true
Simile
To compare two unlike things using the words like or as
Metaphor
To compare two unlike things WITHOUT using the words like or as
Analogy
To compare ANY two unlike things
Personification
To describe something not human with human traits :]
Cause
The event that makes something happen
Effect
The result of the cause
Exposition
The beginning of the story; characters and setting are introduced
Conflict:)
The main problem in the story
Rising
The events leading to the climax where the problem gets worse
Climax
The most intense part of the story where the problem is at its worst
Falling Action
The problem begins to get better
Solution
The characters solve the problem
Conclusion/Resolution
What happens to the characters after the problem is solved
First Person Point of View
The narrator tells a story about themselves
Third Person Limited Point of View
The narrator tells a story about someone else and does not explain thoughts or feelings
Third Person Omniscient Point of View
The narrator tells a story about someone else and explains the thoughts and feelings of 2 or more characters
Author's Perspective
The author's opinion of the topic
Point of View
a person of opinion of topic
Author's Purpose
To Entertain or Inform or Persuade
Entertain
Like a movie that gives humor or drama or mystery
Informative
Provides information like a news or magazine article
Persuasive
Trys to convince you to do something like a sales add to buy something
Describe
Give many details
Analyze
To examine and review details
Evaluate
To examine, explore and question
Cite Details
To give details from the text
Mood
The feeling given by the Tone in a text
Tone
The emotion the author creates through word choice
Context Clues
Word meaning is explained by the other words in the sentence or paragraph
Connotation
The associated or secondary meaning of a word that is negative or positive
Theme
The central or main idea of a passage
Main Idea
What the passage is mostly about
Flashback
To look back on prior events in a story
Foreshadow
To give hints at what will happen in the future
inference
This is reading between the lines. It is taking something that you read and putting it together with something that you already know to make sense of what you read.
Drawing Conclusions
Forming an opinion based on what you already know or on the facts and details
Irony
When the opposite of what is expected happens
Protagonist
The main characters that attempt to solve the problem
Antagonist
Character or thing that causes conflict for the main characters