problem in the story
conflict
make an educated guess
infer
when and where the story takes place
setting
person telling the story
narrator
words that describe how a person talks, acts, or thinks
character traits
influences how events in a story are described
point of view
the biggest point that the author wanted you to understand from a passage
main idea
the main subject being discussed or described in a text
theme
organized in the way in which it happened
chronological order
the reason why an author writes a text
authors purpose