Figurative Language
Elements of Plot
Text Structures
Annotations/ Type of Texts
Random
100
A word that sounds like or means the same thing as it's name.
Onomatopoeia
100

We learn setting, meet main characters and find out what the story will be about.

Exposition

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. Contains characters, setting conflict or resolution

Literary Fiction and Literary Nonfiction

100

The lesson that you learn. The moral of a story. A general statement or universal truth.

Theme

200
Jane sat in awe as the stars danced across the night sky.
Personification
200
How the story ends. 

Resolution

200
Gives characteristics or traits about a person, place or thing.
Descriptive
200

A text in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. These are usually written in stanzas.

Poetry

200

1 or 2 Words. The subject of an expository or informational text. 

Topic

300

The car is as hot as an oven.

The car is hot like an oven.

Simile

300

The events leading up to the climax

Rising Action

300

Listing events or explaining steps in order.

Chronological Order/Sequence

300

You are looking to annotate for characters, setting, conflict and resolution.

Literary Fiction and Literary Non Fiction

300

What the author wants you to know about the topic.

Controlling Idea

400
I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse.
Hyperbole
400

The events and complications begin to resolve themselves. The events after the climax.

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

Gist Statements, Figurative Language

Poetry

400

When you go beyond the meaning of the words.

Figurative Language

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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