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Vocabulary Test

Terms

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Semantics
the study of meaning in language
Allusion
a reference in literature to a familiar person, place, or event
Graphic organizer
a diagram or pictorial device that shows relationships
Paraphrase
a restatement of a text or passage in other words, often to clarify meaning or show understanding
Literary conflict
the struggle that grows out of the interplay of the two opposing forces in a plot
Idiomatic language
an expression peculiar to itself grammatically or that cannon be understood if taken literally
Irony
using a word or phrase to mean the exact opposite of its literal or usual meaning
Literary structures
the author's method or organizing text, such as foreshadowing and flashbacks
Compare
a literary technique of placing together characters, situations, or ideas to show common or differing features
Pattern book
a book with a predictable plot structure and often written with predictable text, also know as predictable book
Context clues
information from the reading that identifies a word or group of words
Personification
an object or abstract idea is given human qualities or human form
Evaluation
examine and judge carefully
Phonics
the relationship between letters and sounds funamental in beginning reading
Analysis
the process or result of identifying the parts of a whole and their relationships to one another
Meter
the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
Genre
a category used to classify literary works, usually by form, technique, or content, for example, poetry, nonfiction
Characterization
the method and author uses to reveal characters and their personalities
Fluency
the clear, easy written or spoken expression of ideas; freedom from word indentification problems that might hinder comprehension in silent reading or the expression of ideas in oral reading
Literary elements
the essential techniques used in literature, such as characterization, setting, plot, and theme
Homophone
a word that is pronounced the same but has different meaning
Literary devices
tools used by the author to enliven and provide voice to the writing, such as voice and alliteration
Public document
documents that focus on civic issues or matters of public policy at the community level and beyond
Antonym
a word that is the opposite of another word
Conventions of Language
mechanics, usage, and sentence completeness
Focus
the center or interest of attention
Point of view
the way in which an author reveals character, events and ideas in telling a story; the vantage point from which the story is told
Metaphor
comparing of two unlike things in which no words of comparision are used
Reading rate
the speed at which a person reads, usually silently
Reading critically
reading in which a questioning attidue, logical analysis, and inference to judge the worth of text; evaluating relevancy and adequacy of what is read; the judgment of validity, or worth of what is read, based on sound criteria
Hyperbole
an exaggeration or overstatement
Narrative
story, actual or fictional, expressed orally or in writing
Satire
a literary tone used to ridicule of make fun of human vice or weakness
Alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds in neighboring words
Figurative Language
language than cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling
Self-monitor
knowing when what one is reading or writing is making sense and adjusting strategies for comprehension
Research
a systematic inquiry into a subject or problem in order to discover, verify, or revise relevant facts or princibles having to do with that subject or problem

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