STAAR Reading Vocabulary 1- dictionary skills, poetry, dramatic lit.

ANTONYM
opposite

SYNONYM
same

SYLLABICATION
a word is split up by syllables in dictionary

PRONUNCIATION
a word is spelled the way it sounds in dictionary

THEME
the lesson an author wants you to learn after reading a story, should be able to apply to everyone

RHYME
words in which the endings sound similar

METER
rhythm in poetry using stressed and unstressed syllables

STANZA
a group of lines in poetry

LINE BREAK
where a line ends in poetry

LYRICAL POETRY
poetry that rhymes and tells a story

FREE VERSE POETRY
poetry that doesn’t follow any rules

PLOT
the events that happen in a story or play

SCENE
section of a play, a change means a change in location or action– similar to chapters in a book

CHARACTER
people who are in the play or story

NARRATOR
who is telling the story, not a character

SETTING
where and when a story or play takes place

MONOLOGUE
a character shares thoughts and feelings with the audience in a play

DIALOGUE
a conversation between 2 or more characters in a play

STAGE DIRECTIONS
tell the actors what to do and how to do things in a play