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STAAR Reading Vocabulary

Teacher: Okonwu
Across
The use of clues to suggest events that will happen later in the plot
The problem in the story
The reason an author writes the text--to persuade, inform, explain and entertain
a collection of word pictures that appeal to the reader; uses devices such as metaphor, simile, etc.
The turning point in the action of a story-the problem is solved.
Combining several pieces of information to make an inference.
When the author overstate the facts leading to a false importance.
Words that helps the reader determine the meaning of an unknown word.
When a portion of the story goes back in time.
What a piece of writing is mainly about.
The perspective from which the story a story is told.
Down
Ending or final outcome of a story
Words that means more than what it says on the surface; not actual or literal meaning.
To draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented.
The central idea or message of work that offers insight into life.
the story of a person's life written by that person in first person point of view
Elaborate exaggeration.
A conversation between two persons.
Strengthen and support.
Used to convince the reader of the writer's point of view.