Reading Skills
Literary Text
Poetry
Informational Text
Practice Makes Perfect
100

A resource used to help readers define words.

What is a dictionary?

100

The character or force in conflict with a main character.

Who is the antagonist?

100

Grouped lines in a poem.

What is a stanza?

100

What the text is mostly about.

What is central idea or main idea of the overall text?

100
Identify the type of figurative language: "John's answer to the problem was just a Band-Aid, not a solution."
What is a metaphor?
200

Hints found within a sentence, paragraph, or passage that the reader can use to understand the meanings of new or unfamiliar words.

What are context clues?

200

The overall, universal lesson that can be learned from the story; a repeated idea or moral in a literary text and often deals with abstract questions, beliefs, or truths.

What is theme?

200

The voice behind the poem.

Who is the speaker?

200

Information in the text provided to clarify, prove, or explain the main idea.

What are supporting details?

200
Identify the type of figurative language: "Micaela and I are going to hang out and shoot the breeze before the movie since we arrived early to the theater."
What is an idiom?
300

A strategy used to help a reader comprehend what is being read.

What is annotation?

300

A written conversation between two or more characters and identifiable by quotation marks.

What is dialogue?

300

Words used in an imaginative way to express ideas that are not literally true.

What is figurative language?

300

Graphics, figures, sidebars, subtitles, and bolded or italicized words, phrases?

What are text features?

300
Identify the figurative language: "The thunder clapped angrily in the distance."
What is personification?
400

How the author creates the passage and puts it together. 

What is organization or text structure?

400

A summary technique that allows the reader to identify the different parts of a narrative.

What is CPR (Characters, Problem, Resolution)?

400

The feeling or atmosphere created in the reader by a literary work or passage.

What is mood?

400

Cause and Effect, Chronological, Sequence, Compare and Contrast, and Problem and Solution.

What are the different types of text structures?

400
Identify the figurative language: "Her hair was as soft as a spider web."
What is a simile?
500

What you should do if you zone out while reading or you don't understand something.

What is rereading?

500

The event that sets the main character or characters on the journey that will occupy them throughout the narrative. Typically, this event will upset the balance within the main character's world.

What is the inciting incident?

500

A literary device where a poem compares two unlike things throughout the poem.

What is an extended metaphor?

500

The most important component of reading an informational text.

What is determine the controlling idea?

500
Identify the figurative language: "Alice's aunt ate apples and acorns around August."
What is alliteration?
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