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Kansas Reading Assessment Study Guide!

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BC: Elizabeth Yowell.

FC: Elizabeth's Reading Assessment Study Guide!

1: Context Clues: You use the surrounding words to figure out the meaning of another word.. For example, vigorously can mean she's swimming fast. If she is trying hard, she's putting out lots of effort. | Bailey swam "vigorously", trying her hardest to escape the Marco in the game of Marco-Polo

2: Figurative Language- taking a boring story and making it interesting. | Simile: a caparison between two things, using like or as. The pool water was as cold as ice cubes.. | Metaphor: a comparison of two objects without like or as The beach was covered a sea of people

3: Analogy: a comparison of things that are like in some ways but different in others. Summer is a like a breath of fresh air compared to the staleness of school | Imagery: describing words to paint a mental picture. The heat of the summer was so intense, that sweat beads trickled down her forehead..

4: Onomatopoeia: Sound words. You can hear the click, click, click of the crab as he scrambled across the beach. | Symbolism: A sign that represents something. When Abe and Kara got married on the beach, they exchanged wedding rigs to show their love for each other.

5: Personification: Giving human qualities to a human object.. The ocean waves crashed up against me like a whale eating its dinner. | Hyperbole: Exaggerating, blowing things up. The sand castle that Brooklyn and Eliza built, was bigger than the Empire State building! | Idiom: "Only and idiot would believe an idiom." Only two can tango on the beach!

6: Text Structures: These structures help the reader identify what the passage is. | Sequence: This is a series of events that happen one after another. The algae kept finding it way back on my feet, even when I moved locations.

7: Problem/ Solution: The type of writing gives a problem in the text and then solves it by the end. As Bella was laying in the sun trying to get the tan shes dreamed of, the palm tree kept swaying and blocking her view. So Bella go up and simply moved over.

8: Comparison/Contrast: While doing this, you are simply comparing two objects. Madison's swimsuit sparkled just like her big smile on her face!

9: Summary: This wraps up everything in the story to give it an ending. | Description: It makes writing come alive. As I walked across the beach, the sand stuck in between my toes like glue.

10: Topic/Main Idea: a focus on the authors main point. | Supporting Details: They are the back up to the main idea. | The northbound lanes of U.S. 17 were closed for about two hours today so troopers with the S.C. Highway Patrol's Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team could reconstruct a fatal crash, according to authorities. The section of the road, just north of the Cherry Grove exit, was closed to traffic, said Nicole Aiello, public information officer for North Myrtle Beach. The fatal crash, in which a Loris man was killed and another man was charged with felony driving under the influence, occurred early Tuesday.

11: Theme: It ties it all together by one item. The scrapbook I have created about my family's vacation to California, is all about the beach. | Author's Purpose: Why the author wrote the piece.

12: Literary Devices: The authors way of making the story more interesting. | Foreshadowing: This drops in clues earlier in the story for whats going to happen next (in the future) As the Johansen family was traveling to Florida, they didn't know the a hurricane would soon come in their path.

13: Flashback: Going back in time. As Annabella returned to the beach with her family, all the memories floated back to her, being at the beach when she was a child. | Irony: Something that happens repeatably. Every time Lynn went surfing, she always got a bug gulp of saltwater in her mouth!

14: Persuasive Techniques: to attack readers attention. | Bandwagon: "Everyones doing it!" When Caleb saw the newest surfboard that just hit the stores, he had to do it because it said that everyone had one! | Persuasive Techniques: to attack readers attention.

15: Statistics: By using this, you are making the reader confident.. When Kaitlyn saw that ninety percent of girls were using the same tanning lotion as her, she was confident it would work. | Statistics: By using this, you are making the reader confident.. When Kaitlyn saw that ninety percent of girls were using the same tanning lotion as her, she was confident it would work.

16: Testimonials: A well know person, trying to advertise a certain object. | When Christina saw the advertisement of Haley Barry in the new latest swimsuit, she just had to have it! | Emotional Appeal: This pulls at your heart strings.

17: Glittering Generalities: It makes a product sound better than it really is. When Charity saw the advertisement for the newest sunglasses that seemed to work for everyone, she had to have it, later to find out, it was a waste of her money.

18: Characters: These objects tell the story. | Protagonist: Normally the main character and is the "good" one. For example- The lifeguard at the local pool, who is saving people who might be in trouble.

19: Antagonist: The "bad" character. For example- The child at the pool who is purposefully swimming in the "kids" pool so the others don't have a chance to swim.

20: Fact vs. Opinion: A true fact compared to something that someone thinks.

21: Bias: An influence in an unfair way. | Setting: Where the whole story takes place.

22: Plot: What the whole line up of the story is based off of. | Problem/Conflict: A problem comes up, and while trying to fix it, a conflict arises. While Ellen was building her sand castle, the waves crashed on it, then while trying to rebuild, her baby sister knocked it down.

23: Rising Action: The build up to the top of the story. As the Little Mermaid rose the the top, the rising action would be when Ariel is on her journey. | Subplots: A story within another story. For example- While the Smith family went to the beach, the Andrews family was having their own issues with their car.

24: Resolution: The ending part, warping everything up. While the Adams family left the beach, the car ride home was nothing but silent, everyone was tired! | Climax: The top, the main part of the story. When Meghan was jumping in the pool, her hair got caught by a noodle, causing her to knock her head on the bricks.

25: Falling Action: The events that occur after the climax For example- Like the last story, the "causing her to hit her head on the bricks" would be the falling action. | Parallel Episodes: An event that occurs over and over. Just like the "ugly duckling" story, Anna gets rejected over and over by her friends. She wanted to go play beach volleyball, but no one else wanted to do it.

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