Reading Terms Vocabulary

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Last updated: December 15, 2019
alliteration
repeating the same sound at the beginning of several words in a phrase or sentence. For example, “The bees buzzed in the back of the blue barn.

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Adjectives
words that describe nouns
Adjectives

adverbs
describe the verb (quickly, slowly)
antonyms
words that have opposite meanings
antonyms

audience
The people who read a written piece or hear the piece being read
audience

author’s purpose
The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)
author’s tone
The attitude a writer takes towards a subject or a character in the text
author's tone

base word ( root word)
The central part of a word that other word parts may be attached to

biography
a form of nonfiction in which a writer tells the life story of another person
biography

cause
The reason for the action, feeling, or response

character
A person or an animal in a story, play, or other literary work

compare
examples to show how things are alike
contrast
examples to show how things are different
contrast

details
many small parts which help tell a story
details

descriptive text
to create a clear picture of a person, place, thing, or idea by using vivid words

directions
an order or instructions on how to do something or how to act

draw conclusions
To make a decision or form an opinion after considering the facts from the text

effect
a result of the cause

events
things that happen

fact
A statement that can be proved.
fiction
A story that is not true or is made up
fiction

format
The way a published piece of writing looks, including the font, legibility, spacing, margins, and white space.

generalize
To come to a broad idea or rule about something after considering particular facts

genres
Categories of literary and informational works
graphic organizer
An illustration, chart, table, diagram, map, ect…

used to help interpret information about the text.

heading
a word or group of words at the top or front of a piece of writing

infer
To make a guess based on facts and observations

inference
An important idea or conclusion drawn from reasoning rather than directly stated in the text

inform
to give knowledge; to tell

informational text or narrative text
text that describes actions or events, usually written as fiction. Examples are novels and short stories.

main idea
the main reason the passage was written;

metaphor
A comparison between two unlike things without using the words “like” or “as.
mood
The feeling or emotion the reader gets from a piece of writing
mood

nonfiction
prose writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history.
nonfiction

onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
opinion
What one thinks about something or somebody. Feelings and experiences are used
opinion

passage
A writing that may be fiction or nonfiction

persuade
To cause to do something by using reason or argument

plan
A method of doing something that has been thought out ahead of time.

plot
A series of events that make up a story…

..Tells what happens in a story

plot sequence
The order of events in a story

poetry
A type of writing that uses images and patterns to express feeling

point of view
the way a story is toldThe perspective from which a story is told
point of view

predict
The ability of the reader to know or expect that something is going to happen in a text before it does

prefix
group of letters added to the beginning of a word

preposition
A word that links another word or group of words to other parts of the sentence

problem
An issue or question in a text that needs to be answered

published work
The final writing draft shared with the audience

reliable
Sources used for writing that are trustworthy

resource
A source of help or support

rhyme
Repetition of sounds at the ends of words
sentence
A group of words that express a complete thought. It has a subject and a verb.

sequential order/ chronological order
Arrangement or ordering of information, content, or ideas
sequential order/ chronological order

setting
time and place a story or play

simile
Compare two unlike objects using like or as
simile

solution
An answer to a problem

stanzas
Lines or poetry grouped together
stanzas

story
an account of something that happened

story elememts
Character, setting, plot, problem, and solution

style
A way of writing that is individual to the writer

suffix
A group of letters added to the end of a word

summary
To retell what happens in a story in a short way by telling the main ideas, not details

supporting details
Details that help to explain the central idea/main sentence
supporting details

symbolism
A person, place or object which has a meaning in itself but suggests other meanings as well
symbolism

synonyms
words that have the same meaning almost the same meaning
synonyms

theme
A central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work

title
Name of a book, film, play, piece of music, or other work of art

tone
Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character

topic sentence
A sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs.

valid
correct, acceptabe

verb
A word that shows action or being
verb

voice
To express a choice or opinion
voice

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