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Literacy Terms A-D Literacy Terms E-I Literacy Terms M-P Literacy Terms R-S More FCAT Literacy Terms
100
What is Author's Purpose
The author's reason for creating a particular work.
100
What is a fact
Knowledge or information that can be verified.
100
What is Non-Fiction
Writing about real people, places, objects or events.
100
What is the Resolution
Part of the story where the central problem is solved after the climax.
100
What is Topic
Subject matter or main idea of a piece of writing.
200
What is Cause and Effect
Two events are related go each other when one event brings out the other.
200
What is fiction
Literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact.
200
What is Paraphrasing
Rewriting or restating another person's ideas or thoughts into your own words.
200
What is Sarcasm
A form of irony, usually harsh. Often used as an insult.
200
What is Validity or Reliability
A process that involves evaluating whether or not information in a text is correct, sound's and dependable.
300
What is an antonym
A word that means the opposite of another word.
300
What is to infer
To read between the lines to tr to figure out what the author is trying to say.
300
What is a myth
Story about gods, ancestors or heroes told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
300
What is Setting
The time, place, date, and atmosphere of a story.
300
What is Evaluate
To judge or solve.
400
What is Chronological Order
The order in which events happen.
400
What is a homophone
Words that sound the same but they are spelled differently.
400
What is personification
Giving an animal or object human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes.
400
What is a Simile
Figure of speech expressing e resemblance between things of different kinds using like or as.
400
What is Analyze
To break apart or think through.
500
What is Compare and Contrast
Similarities and differences.
500
What is Figurative Language (metaphor, simile, and personification)
Writing used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between different things.
500
What is Main Idea
The most important idea expressed in a piece of writing.
500
What is Summary
A general statement presenting all the main points in condensed form, leaving out the unimportant details.
500
What is Formulate
To create or develop.




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