My Study Guide

Reader's Info By Katie Foster

Pretty Poetic Terms

  • T heme- the Author's Message/Main Idea
  • Hyperbole- intended eggageration
  • Metaphor- a sentence not using like or as
  • Simile- using like or as to compare something
  • Personification-giving an object human qualities

Lots of Literary Non-fiction

  • Diary- a log of someone's life written by them.
  • Personal Narrative- one memory put in a book.
  • Memoir- Period of time in your life written in a book.
  • Autobiography- When a person writes about the of himself/herself.
  • Biography- When a person writes about the life of another.
  • Literary Non-fiction tells a story and shares feelings.

Plenty of Plot Elements


  • They are important because it helps you understand better what is going on in the story.
  • Plot elements are pieces of a story map, like conflict and cause.

Partying with Point of View


  • It's affect on the story is that what the character in the story knows, the story is based off of that.
  • Point of view in fiction is the narrator's position in relation to the telling of the story

Talking With the Tools of Reading

  • Inference is the conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reason.
  • You infer by looking at your facts and giving a conclusion. It is important because giving conclusions is very important in books and papers.
  • The three types of connections are text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world. Making connections helps you understand the story more. If you have a connection with the book, that connection helps you understand what the characters are going through.
  • The main idea helps readers remember important information. A summary is a short piece of writing that narrows the story down to the most important parts.
  • Theme in fiction is the meaning we are left with after reading the book that is fictional. The main idea helps reader's remember what they've read in a fictional book.

Great Grammer

  • Subject-Verb agreement's definition is verbs must agree with their subjects in person and number. Ex. The girl went over to the hurdles and jumped over them.
  • Compound sentences are 2 independent clauses joined by a comma and a conjunction. Ex. Jason hit his head on a rock, so he went to the hospital.
  • Simple sentences are one complete sentence. Ex. Jason hit his head.
  • Prepositional phrases are a group of words made up of a preposition, its object and any of the object's modifies. Ex. After midnight, I walked through the woods, away from my house.
  • Irregular verbs are any verbs whose past tense and participle are not formed by adding -ed, -d, or -t to the present tense, a verb that does not follow the general rules of inflection. Ex. I awoke to the singing of birds this morning.
  • Superlative adjectives are used to compare three or more objects, people, or places. Example: This grape is the smallest of the bunch.
  • Comparative adjectives are used to compare the difference between 2 nouns. Example; That cookie is bigger that this one.

Genres and Dramas (Questions & Answers)

  • Different genres have different settings, and different settings have different characters. And that leads to different plots, for every book and genre.
  • Stories told in drama-wise have MUCH more dialog.