Figurative Language
Elements of Plot
Text Structures
Author's Purpose / Type of Texts
Grab Bag - Mix
100
A word that sounds like or means the same thing as it's name.
Onomatopoeia
100
Learn setting, meet main characters and find out what the story will be about.
Introduction
100
Sarah's car was dead on the side of the road. What was she going to do? She had already gotten off to a rough start when her alarm clock had faild to go off that morning. School started in just under an hour. Suddenly, it dawned on her that she had subscribed to OnStar the month before. With the simple press of a button she was able to get help jump-starting her battery and made it to class right on time!
Problem / Solution
100
A text that is not true.
Fiction
100
The lesson that you learn. The moral of a story.
Theme
200
Jane sat in awe as the stars danced across the night sky.
Personification
200
The part of a story that reveals or suggests an outcome.
Resolution
200
Gives characteristics or traits about a person, place or thing.
Descriptive
200
What is the purpose of the following passage? Butterflies are colorful, flying insects from the Lepidoptera order. Because they are insects, they have three body parts. The three body parts are called the head, thorax, and abdomen. They also have six jointed legs, two antennae and compound eyes.
To inform
200
When someone uses what they already know, apply it to an new situation and make an educated guess.
Inference
300
Compares two things using like or as.
Simile
300
In what part of a story do we learn the conflict?
Rising Action
300
Listing events or explaining steps in order.
Sequence
300
What would be the author's purpose when writing fiction novels?
To entertain
300
A persuasive technique intended to tug at people's heart strings.
Emotional Appeal
400
I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse.
Hyperbole
400
The events and complications begin to resolve themselves. The reader knows what has happened next and if the conflict was resolved or not.
Falling Action
400
Sean and Brad are best friends. They have been going to the same school since kindergarten and have bonded over their love of sports. However, Sean's favorite sport is football while Brad prefers basketball.
Compare and Contrast
400
What is the purpose of the following passage? Sandy is the absolute best candidate for student body president! She is honest, friendly and dedicated to making our school a better place. This is YOUR chance to make a positive change! VOTE SANDY IN 2013!
To persuade
400
Explain what a text-to-self connection is.
A text to self connection is when someone uses a personal experience to help them understand what they are reading.
500
John was an ox as he rolled the boulder up the steep hill.
Metaphor
500
What is the climax of a story?
The most intense or extreme part of a story where an action typically takes place.
500
The summer had been extra hot with very little rain to relieve the thirsty earth. There were cracks in the groud that looked like someone might fall into. People neglected their lawns becasue no plant was motivated to be green or grow.
Cause / Effect
500
A text that is true and informational.
Expository
500
When you take a word or statement to mean exactly what is says.
Literal
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