NWEA READING RIT 211-220

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allusion
allusion
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art

appendix
appendix
A section of additional information at the end of a document.

cause
cause
A person, thing or event that makes something happen

characterization
characterization
Actions, dialogue, and narrative description that reveal a sense of a character’s personality to the reader.

characterize
characterize
to describe the character

chronological
Arranged in order of time

classified ad
classified ad
a small advertisement you put in a newspaper to buy or sell something

connotation
connotation
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests

coupon
coupon
A small paper clipping that entitles the holder to savings on a product

debate
debate
A formal talk between people who have different opinions.

diagram
diagram
A drawing intended to explain how something works

exposition
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances.

falling action
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution

flashback
flashback
A scene or event from the past that appears in a narrative out of chronological order, to fill in information or explain something in the present.

foreshadowing
foreshadowing
Clues in a story that suggest later events

guide letters
guide letters
one or more letters at the top of the page of a reference book to guide the reader in locating the word

headline
headline
A line of large type used to gain the reader’s attention; the title of the copy or story.

hyperbole
hyperbole
A figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effects.

idiom
idiom
A common, often used expression that doesn’t make sense if you take it literally. Example: I’m in a pickle.

imagery
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)

instruction
instruction
How to do something

irony
irony
An unexpected twist or contrast between what happens and what was intended or expected to happen.

memorandum
memorandum
memo for short. A short note designating something to be remembered, especially something to be done or acted upon in the future; reminder

metaphor
A comparison without using like or as

narrate
narrate
to tell a story

onomatopoeia
onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents.Example : Pow, Boom, Bam.

parable
parable
a simple story illustrating a lesson

personification
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

persuasive
persuasive
Attempts to convince readers to take a specific position.

picture book
picture book
a children’s story book that has lots of pictures in it

prediction
prediction
A statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events.

present tense
present tense
Means the action is happening right now. I eat cake.

primary source
primary source
Something written or spoken by someone who SAW the event

historical document
historical document
Records of historical events, such as the U. S. Constitution

pun
a play on words.

quote
quote
to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.)

research paper
research paper
A research paper/project presents the results of investigation on a selected topic

resolve
resolve
Settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter)

revision
revision
the act of rewriting something

subject
A subject tells what or whom the sentence is about.

suspense
Happens when the storyteller or narrator builds excitement in a scene, often prior to the climax.

thesis paper
thesis paper
A piece of writing that defends and proves a position made by the writer

word play
word play
Playing on words or speech sounds; Example: An orange says to a strawberry, “You are Berry special!”

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