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active reading strategies
steps or procedures the reader uses to stay involved in what he is reading
a reference to a person, place or event in history, literature or the Bible
the force that is fighting against the main character
author's purpose
the writer's major reason for writing his work
a story written about a real person or event by that person
a story written about a real person by someone other than that person
the people in a story
any method used by a writer to develop his characters.
indirect characterization
using the words or actions of a character to develop them and expecting the reader to 'infer' what they are like from evaluating these.
direct characterization
when the author comes right out and tells the reader what a character is like
the peak of highest excitement in a story
the struggle or problem in the story
an active reading strategy where the reader draws a parallel between his own life and what is going on in the story
an electronic message sent over the internet
an active reading strategy in which the reader makes a judgment about a character or an action
background information given at the beginning of a story
falling action
events that happen after the climax and that tie up loose ends in a story
a story created in the mind of its author
first person
a point of view in which a character is telling his own story
graphic organizer
any map or chart that helps organize information for better recall and understanding
the largest category of literature
Irony of situation
when a situation is the opposite of what you expect it to be
Man vs fate
When the main character is fighting against chance or luck
man vs himself
another way of stating internal conflict
man vs man
when the main character must fight against another person or people
man vs nature
when the main character is fighting against a force such as famine or earthquake
the person telling the story
writing that explains real events and people
literature written in lines and stanzas
the events that make up a story and give it its shape
point of view
the angle from which the story is being told
an active reading strategy that requires the reader to make a logical guess about what will happen next
literature written in sentences and paragraphs
the main character in a story
an active reading strategy that calls for the reader stopping to ask himself questions about what he is reading
the way the main character solves his problem
an active reading strategy in which the reader reacts emotionally to what he is reading
an active reading strategy where the reader stops to summarize what has happened as he reads
rising action
the events that build the conflict and create suspense
when and where a story takes place
sequence of events
the order of things that happen in a story
short story
a fictional story written to be read in one sitting
the literary element that makes a reader want to keep reading a story to find out what will happen next
the main message of a story
third person limited
when the reader is allowed into the mind of only one character in a story
third person omniscient
when the reader is allowed into the minds of several characters in a story and knows more than any one character
three column notes
a graphic organizer that puts information into three categories
universal theme
a message that repeats itself over and over in different works of literature
visual chunks
blocks of information that are easy to picture and remember
an active reading strategy in which the reader tries to picture in his head what he is reading about
web page
the URL or website in which information is located
placing information in boxes with lines showing their relationships to each other
context clues
using information in the sentence to determine the meaning of a new term or word
dramatic irony
when the audience knows more than a character in a story and is aware of the importance of that character's actions or words
verbal irony
saying one thing while meaning its opposite
the clues that the author gives the reader so that he may predict something will happen before it does in the story
dynamic character
a character that changes because of events he or she experience in the story
static character
a character that does not change throughout a story
a character that represents all of the characteristics associated with his or her group and does not exhibit any individual ones
round character
a well-developed character
flat character
a character who is not well-developed
a character that is the opposite of another character in the story
a logical judgment made from looking at details carefully
sequence of events
the order in which events occur in a story
context clues
details surrounding a vocabulary term that help the reader to figure out its meaning without looking it up in a dictionary
a type of graphic organizer that can be used to show cause and effect

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