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STAAR Reading Vocabulary Review
Transcript of STAAR Reading Vocabulary Review
Images from Shutterstock.com Characterization:
The method an author uses to create the appearance and personality of imaginary characters in a piece of fiction, often developed by describing a character's physical appearance, by revealing a character's nature through the character's speech, thoughts, feelings or actions, by using the speech, thoughts, feelings or actions of other characters and by using direct comments from the narrator. Chronological - An organizational structure of text in which events are placed in the order they occur in time. Conflict - The struggle between opposing forces
that brings about the action within a story or
drama; can be internal (within a character)
or external (between a character and outside
force). Alliteration - The repetition
of consonant sounds at the
beginning of words (e.g. ,
winter wind). Antonym - A word opposite in
meaning to another word (e.g.
good and bad). Context Clues - Information a reader
may obtain from a text that helps
confirm the meaning of a word or group
of words. Counter Argument - A point or statement
in opposition to the argument being made
in a written document or speech. Dialogue - A conversation between two or more characters in a work that is used by writers to give insight into the characters themselves. Fable - A story intended to enforce a useful truth,
especially one in which animals speak and act
like human beings. The Tortoise and the Hare Figurative Language - Language enriched by word images and figures of speech.
1. hyperbole - is the use of exaggeration to make a point: I have a pile of homework a mile high.
2. personification - gives animals or objects human qualities, as in "The summer heat wrapped its arms around us."
3. metaphors - compares two things but by stating one thing is another. He's a tiger.
4. similes - compares two things by using the words like or as: The summer heat is like a big, thick blanket. First Person Narration - Narration in which the point of view is that of the main character. Flashback - The technique of stopping the chronological action in a story and shifting to an earlier period to introduce additional information. propaganda - The spreading of ideas, information or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person. resolution (denouement) - The point in a literary word in which the chief dramatic complication is resolved. round character - A character who is complex and multi-dimensional. sensory details - Details perceived by sight, hearing, smell, or any made by which one perceives stimuli outside or within the body. static character - A character who does not change during a story.