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.