Figurative Language
Literary Elements
Nonfiction Elements
Stand on Your Standard

The repetition of beginning consonant sounds in a line of text

What is alliteration?


A struggle that occurs within a character - character vs guilt or pride or obligation, etc

What is internal conflict?


A technique in which an author appeals to the audience's emotions (sadness, patriotism, sympathy, etc) to help develop an argument

What is "pathos"?


The nonfiction feature in the beginning of the text which a reader might scan to find main topics and the page numbers on which they begin..

A) glossary     B) index   C) table of contents   

D) appendix

What is C) table of contents


Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

What is RI.1 Citing Text Evidence?


Giving nonhuman things human qualities

What is personification?


A plot disruption in which the writer goes back to relay the events of an earlier time.

What is flashback?


Types of words or sentences that connect two sentences or paragraphs.

What are transitions?

If a student is looking for a credible website to search for organizations so they can donate to a charity, what website domain should they look for?

.edu          .gov         .com        .org

What is .org?


Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.


Determine two or more of this standard of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.


What is RI2 & RL2 Central idea & Theme 


Give an example of symbolism from something we have read this year.


The Road --Poem Road Not Taken 

The Frog's stories-- The Frog of Calabash COunty        ANY.....etc


A set of two rhyming lines in a poem

What is a couplet?


What is a type of visual text that is nonfiction?

What is graph, chart, venn diagram, etc?


Which of the following indicates the MOST CREDIBLE website?   A   .com    .net     B.  .gov    .edu

What is B?


determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh,  & engaging,

What is RL &RI 4 Word Choice, Fig Lang Connotation/Denotation  


A subtle reference in a work to another work (biblical, historical, mythological)

What is allusion?


The universal message an author is trying to relay through a story.

What is theme?


The best transition word for a statement of CONCLUSION

A) furthermore    B) however     C) therefore

What is C) therefore


Which of the following would be the best source for students looking for accurate, but general information as they begin to research a topic like animal rights?

A) dictionary     B) encyclopedia   C) thesaurus

What is a B) encyclopedia?


Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).  AND...

Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them--How idea are connected.

What is RL3 & RI3 Plot/ Characterization & How Ideas are connected ?


A sentence that seems contradictory, but reveals a universal truth.

What is paradox?


When a character has a realization in a story it is called a(n).......

What is epiphany?


An argument or set of reasons put forward to oppose an idea in another argument.

What is a counterargument or counterclaim?


Which of the following is the most clearly written thesis statement?

A) Dogs make good pets.

B) Dogs are good.

C) Because dogs are loyal, obedient, and playful, they make good pets.

What is C (gives a roadmap to the claims) - supports the opinion


Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning. Using various persuasive techniques to make a point and to convince others 

RI.8 Argument, Rhetoric