Figurative Language
STAAR Writing
STAAR Writing 2
Vocabulary
WILD CARD
100
Her black hair was liquid silk is an example of what type of figurative language?
What is a metaphor?
100

The big idea or main point of an essay is located in this sentence. 

What is a thesis statement?

100
Usually in the introduction, this makes up the first sentence(s) of a written piece and helps catch the reader's attention. Can consist of dialogue, a thought-provoking question or quote, a startling fact, an anecdote, etc.
What is a hook or attention getter?
100

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!!!! What word is defined as an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning? 

What is connotation?

100

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!!!! When we state that a character is going through a struggle involving man/nature/self/society, we are referring to this crucial part of a story.

What is the conflict?

200
DOUBLE JEOPARDY!!!! The yellow flames danced among the logs is an example of what type of figurative language?
What is personification?
200

Essay prompt: Explain the best way to keep a friend

Body paragraph example: Additionally, effort is needed to make sure your friend knows that you are always there for them. Just like Rachel being sure to take time to listen to all of Monica's crazy problems,  we need to be there for our friends no matter what.

What type of supporting evidence is used? (historical reference, personal experience, books, movies, T.V. show, songs, poems, etc.)

What is a T.V. show reference?

200
DOUBLE JEOPARDY!!! Although it is important to restate the thesis in this part of the essay, it is recommended that you reword/state it in a slightly different way.
What is the conclusion?
200

What is a theme? a. the topic of a reading selection. b. one word used to describe a literary text. c. a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work which may be stated directly or indirectly.

What is c. a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work which may be stated directly or indirectly.

200
In writing, this word is ALWAYS capitalized, no matter where it is. Hint: It is a pronoun
What is I?
300
She came into the house like a whirl of sunshine.
What is simile?
300
This type of writing aims to inform the reader/explain a given topic.
What is expository writing?
300
What type of composition would you write for this prompt? Write about someone you think is a hero. Explain why that person is a hero to you. Be sure to - * Clearly state your central idea.
What is expository essay.
300
What are the three reasons any author will write?
To persuade, to entertain, or to inform
300
A wonderful book that can and SHOULD be utilized for both the reading and writing part of the STAAR EOC exams.
What is a dictionary/thesaurus?
400
She sells seashells by the seashore is an example of what type of figurative language?
What is alliteration
400
Name 3 things that you have to have in your STAAR essays?
Two body paragraphs Specific examples Thesis Conclusion
400

The recommended number of: - details to include in your expository essay - reasons to include in your persuasive essay

What is 2-3?

400
DOUBLE JEOPARDY!!!!! What is tone? a. is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience. b. the feelings a reader gets when reading a text. c. the quality of a person's voice
What is a. is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience.
400
Correct this sentence! since you can't control yourself I have no choice but to ground you
Since you can't control yourself, I have no choice but to ground you.
500
DOUBLE JEOPARDY!!!! What is an anecdote, and what can it be used as in your essay?
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. It can be used as a hook or attention getter.
500

What transition would be the most appropriate to use at the beginning of sentence 6?

(5) This colorful reef and its many inhabitants create a spectacular sight. (6) The reef attracts millions of tourists every year.

A. As a matter of concern 

B. For further evidence 

C. To wipe away any doubt 

D. For this reason among others  

What is answer choice D?

500
Words or phrases that can be used to signal a shift to a new idea or part of your essay.
What is transition words/phrases?
500

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!!!!! What is an inference?

What is an educated guess concluded from context clues?

500
DOUBLE JEOPARDY!!! Insert commas in the correct places. Doctor Edgar Laird a professor of English at Texas State University taught me how to punctuate.
Doctor Edgar Laird, a professor of English at Texas State University, taught me how to punctuate.
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