Unit 1 vocabulary
setting- where the story takes place; its surroundings.
characterization- the traits of the characters; how they are described.
theme- the main message the author is trying to get across.
resolution- the very ending of the story; the problem is solved.
conflict- the disagreement or problem between characters in a story.
point of view- the position in which the story is being told.
plot-where the story is; how it is laid out.
rising action- the events leading up to the climax.
traits- the distinguished characteristics of something.
motives- the reason you are doing something.
falling action- the events after the climax, usually settled down, near the resolution.
support- when you have evidence of something.
evidence- textual support, facts.
claim- when someone states their opinion, usually not correct.
central idea-a short summary of the story, what happened that is important?
climax- the most exciting part of the story, it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
foreshadow- a future event.
flashback- a vivid memory that you recall .
mood- the tone of the story or something.