Reading Skills
Expository/Persuasive Text
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The "voice" of a work; the narrator's perspective
What is point of view?
the character or force in conflict with a main character
What is antagonist?
grouped lines in a poem
What is a stanza?
a statement that cannot be proven true or false
What is opinion?

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

What is a metaphor?

the abbreviation for author's purpose and what each letter stands for
What is PIE, to persuade, inform, or entertain?
the overall, worldly lesson that can be learned from the story; a repeated idea or lesson in a literary text and often deals with abstract questions, beliefs, or truths
What is theme?

What is the rhyme scheme of the following poem?

Roses are red 

Violets are blue 

I need the answers to the test 

Can I get it from you?

What is A, B, C, B?


the part of an argument that the author of a persuasive text is trying to prove. 

What is a claim?


Identify the type of figurative language: "Michaela 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?

the narrator is an observer, but can also zoom in on the thoughts and emotions of any character
What is third person omniscient?

this event reveals to the reader the central conflict or problem of the story

What is inciting incident?

words used in an imaginative way to express ideas that are not literally true
What is figurative language?

You can find hints for the organization and controlling idea of an expository text by looking at _______ and _______

What is the title and subheadings?


Identify the figurative language: "The thunder clapped angrily in the distance."

What is personification?


how the author creates the passage and puts it together (ex. cause and effect, sequencing, problem-solution, etc.)

What is text organization? (or text structure/organizational patterns)

a summary or short text that describes the original text must include what abbreviated information from the story
What is BME (beginning, middle, and end)?
the feeling or atmosphere created in the reader by a literary work or passage
What is mood?
Name at least two things you need to consider and notice when reading an expository text.
What are graphics/figures, sidebars, subtitles, and bolded/italicized words/phrases?

Identify the figurative language: "I could never be angry with her no matter what she did. She is my whole world."

What is hyperbole?


a reflection of a writer's or speaker's emotional feeling or attitude toward a subject of a poem, story, or other literary work

What is tone?


Draw a plot diagram, label the five sections.

What is...


Name the three most  type of poetry we have discussed this year.

What is 1) Narrative (a poem that tells a story; usually follows the plot diagram) 2) Lyric (a poem that expresses thoughts and emotions and has a musical quality to it) 3) Free Verse (a poem that has no rhyme or regular rhythm and often sounds conversational)?

What is the difference between an autobiography and a biography?
What is an autobiography is a true story of a person's life written or told by that person and a biography is a true story of a person's life written or told by someone else?
Identify the figurative language: "Alice's aunt ate apples and acorns around August."
What is alliteration?
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