Reading Study Guide
By: Faith Washington
Strategies For Poetry
2. Count how many stanzas there are
3. Read the poem at least 2 times
4. Ask yourself what is the central idea
2.Use a highlighter for word that are important.
3.Look at the questions before you read the passage.
4. Read it more than once.
6. Eliminate 2 answers that do not make sense.
7. Go with your first instinct.
Key Words and Definitions
Ex: The central idea or, the main idea of this passage is .....
Context clues-Thing the author uses to help you understand a word.
Ex: The girl influenced the way her sister acted (influenced-effect)
Inference- Means to predict what will happen next
Ex: The class inferred that it was going to be a storm.
Figurative Language with examples
Metaphor- comparing two thing without using the word like or as. Ex: all the worlds a stage.
Alliteration- The occurence of using the same letters at the begging of a word. Ex: Peter pIper pickled a peck of pickled peppers.
onomatopoeia - Word associate with a sound. Ex: Buzz,whoa
Hyperbole- exaggerated statements. Ex: I had a ton of chores to do
Personification- Giving nature or human characteristics of something nonhuman. Ex: The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.
Idiom- A group of words established by usage as having a meaning and to not be taken literally. Ex: Cut the chase
Assonance- A repetition of a sound of a vowel. Ex: He gives his harness bells a shake
Pun- Multiple meanings of a word. Ex: Santa's helpers are known as surbordinate clauses.
Paired Passage strategies
2. Vocabulary in context clues
3. What is the big picture
4. What is the little picture.
Positive connotation and Negative
Negative connotation- The emotion and association connected to a word is known as its connotative meaning. Depending if its negative
Tone And Mood
Tone- The authors attitude towards the topic.