Academic Vocabulary

Academic Vocabulary List 1



Setting: When and where the story happens.


Problem: The main issue, struggle, or conflict that the main characters are up against.


Theme: The lesson or message that the author wants you to learn from the story.


Narrator: The person that tells the story.


Character traits: Adjectives that describe a person on the inside.


Character: A person or animal in the story.


Genre: A category of passages or text, such as fiction and nonfiction.  Each genre has a style, form, and content.


Plot: The events that happen in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.


Passage: A short piece of writing or text from a book.


Conclude: When you arrive at a decision or opinion by reasoning.