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A restatement of the main points with only the important details

Summary

2

Conclusion of the story

Resolution

3

Using prior knowledge and textual evidence to draw conclusions

Inference

4

Helping words or phrases students can use to understand unfamiliar words

Context clues

5

The authors reason for writing

Purpose

6

The character against who
the protagonist struggles

Antagonist

7

A series of events that increases the tension of the conflict and builds from the initiating event to the climax

Rising action

8

Struggle that puts an individual against the machine a technological force

Individual versus technology

9

Struggle that puts an individual against a supernatural or paranormal force

Individual versus supernatural

10

Section of the story near the beginning that introduces characters, setting, and background

Exposition

11

The central message or concern in a literary work

Theme

12

Sequence of events after the turning point where the story begins to wind down, leading to the resolution

Falling action

13

Incident that triggers the main or central conflict in the story

Initiating event

14

The turning point of the main or central conflict; moment of highest tension

Climax

15

The sequence of events in a literary work; what happens in the story

Plot

16

Struggle that puts an individual against forces of nature

Individual versus nature

17

Struggle between a character and an outside force

External conflict

18

A struggle or problem that exists in the characters mind

Individual versus self or internal

19

Place, time, and duration of the story

Setting

20

A person or animal that takes part in the action of a literary work

Character

21

Struggle or problem between two characters

Individual versus individual

22

The problem or struggle between opposing forces or characters

Conflict

23

Main character in a story

Protagonist

24

Struggle of an individual against a group

Individual versus society

25

Add it to the author has towards the subject or character

Tone

26

The emotional feeling the author creates in the reader

Mood

27

A restatement of the main points with only the important details

Summary

28

Conclusion of the story

Resolution

29

Using prior knowledge and textual evidence to draw conclusions

Inference

30

Helping words or phrases students can use to understand unfamiliar words

Context clues

31

The authors reason for writing

Purpose or authors purpose

32

The character against who
the protagonist struggles

Antagonist

33

A series of events that increases the tension of the conflict and builds from the initiating event to the climax

Rising action

34

Struggle that puts an individual against the machine a technological force

Individual versus technology

35

Struggle that puts an individual against a supernatural or paranormal force

Individual versus supernatural

36

Section of the story near the beginning that introduces characters, setting, and background

Exposition

37

The central message or concern in a literary work

Theme

38

Sequence of events after the turning point where the story begins to wind down, leading to the resolution

Falling action

39

Incident that triggers the main or central conflict in the story

Initiating event

40

The turning point of the main or central conflict; moment of highest tension

Climax

41

The sequence of events in a literary work; what happens in the story

Plot

42

Struggle that puts an individual against forces of nature

Individual versus nature

43

Struggle between a character and an outside force

External conflict

44

A struggle or problem that exists in the characters

Individual versus self or internal

45

Place, time, and duration of the story

Setting

46

A person or animal that takes part in the action of a literary work

Character

47

Struggle or problem between two characters

Individual versus individual

48

The problem or struggle between opposing forces or characters

Conflict

49

Main character in a story

Protagonist

50

Struggle of an individual against a group

Individual versus society

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Add it to the author has towards the subject or character

Tone

52

The emotional feeling the author creates in the reader

Mood

53

Writing that is produced by the imagination and not necessarily based on fact

Fiction

54

A type or category of literature

Genre

55

A spoken or written account of a connected events. A narrator tells this

Narrative

56

A fully develop character with many traits

Round character

57

A one-sided or stereo typical character

Flat character

58

A character who does not change, the character remains the same

Static character

59

A character who changes or develops over time

Dynamic character

60

First person – I
Second person – you
Third person – Limited – omniscient

Point of view