Figurative Language
Genre
Author's Purpose
Fact or Opinion
More Strategies

100

"The chocolate candy in the cupboard called to me", is an example of a. idiom b. personification c. metaphor
What is a personification.

100

Stories based on the author's imagination is known as _____________________?
Fiction

100

What is it called when the author expresses his opinions and views? a. entertainment b. point of view c. climax
What is b - point of view?

100

The sun is the largest star in our solar system. Fact or Opinion?
What is fact?

100

The candle lit the curtains on fire and burned the house down. Is this an example of: a. Compare/Contrast b. Point of View c. Cause/Effect
What is c- cause and effect?

200

Birds of a feather flock together is an example of a. personification b. hyperbole c. idiom
What is c, an idiom.

200

Contains verses, lines, stanzas, and rhyme schemes.
Poetry

200

All of the following are three main reasons why an author writes a story, EXCEPT to a. inform. b. persuade. c. entertain. d. take up your free time
What is d?

200

My sister is the friendliest person I know. Fact or Opinion?
What is Opinion?

200

It’s always a good idea to think about what you read, before you read the rest of it! Guess what will happen next!
What is predicting?

300

"The old man and his wife had "boot orders coming out of their ears". This is an example of a. idiom b. metaphor c. hyperbole
What is a hyperbole.

300

Biographies, autobiographies, and speeches
Nonfiction

300

Lisa always looked forward to the fall because of the Harvest Festival. Of course, she loved the rides, but she really enjoyed the shows. This year would be the best. Lisa had a special opportunity to perform in the talent show. The author's purpose is to a. entertain. b. persuade. c. inform. d. create a mysterious mood.
What is a - entertain?

300

That math test was extremely difficult.
What is opinion?

300

DICTIONARY SKILLS! uttered or sounded in one unvarying tone a.echo b.monotonous c.riveting
The answer is b- monotonous.

400

"Her hair was white as snow", is an example of a. idiom b. simile c. analogy
what is a simile.

400

advertisements, e-mails, online information, televised news, and documentaries
media

400

What do you do with aluminum cans? Do you throw them in the trash, or do you recycle when you are finished with them? At the rate we are filling our landfills, we will not have anywhere else to put our trash. If you recycle, you will help the environment. The next time you throw away your Coke can, think about putting it in a recycling bin. Your effort will help save your community. The author's purpose is to a. entertain. b. persuade. c. inform. d. create a mysterious mood.
What is b - persuade?

400

Pick out the fact. a. In America the traffic laws are too strict. b. In America a red traffic light means STOP. c. In America the biggest cars are the safest cars.
What is b?

400

Mr. R was running late this morning. He had a meeting so he couldn’t get the classroom ready on time. His facial expression didn’t look happy. I think he might be frustrated. I can figure out how he is feeling by thinking about what I know and what happened to Mr. R!
What is making an inference?

500

"The road was a swamp", is an example of a. metaphor b. simile c. hyperbole
What is a metaphor.

500

cast of characters, dialogue, scenes, settings, set directions
Drama

500

Tomatoes were once considered poisonous. Some brave people finally took a bite of a tomato, and they survived. Now, we use tomatoes in our salads and sandwiches. Do you ever use tomato sauce or ketchup? These products are made of tomatoes. If it weren't for these brave individuals, you might not be able to enjoy ketchup with your french-fries. The author's purpose is to a. entertain. b. persuade. c. inform. d. create a mysterious mood.
What is c - inform?

500

Which of these is an opinion and not a fact? a. Earth is a planet where animals and plants can live. b. Earth is the third planet from the sun. c. Earth is the most beautiful planet.
What is c?

500

You can figure out the meaning of a word that you don’t know by reading the words and sentence/s around the unknown word. This is called using your ___________ ___________.
What is context clues?