Literature
Informational
Writing
Vocabulary
100

Extreme exaggeration 

What is "hyperbole"? 

100

An argument offered in opposition to another argument

What is a counterargument? 

100

The main idea of an essay. 

What is a thesis statement? 

100

Synonym for "mad"

What is "angry"? 

200

The main message of a story. 

What is "theme"? 

200

What is the main difference between literary and informational texts? 

Students answers may vary. 

200

The opening to an essay 

What is the hook? 

200

An antonym for the word "shocked" 

What is "unsurprised"?

300

14 

How many lines does a sonnet have? 

300

What is a counterargument to the following claim: 

"Animal testing is necessary because scientists use them to test vaccines to make sure that they are safe for humans." 

Students' answers may vary. 

300

3-4 sentences 

What is the minimum number of sentences of analysis you should have in a body paragraph? 

300

"the state or situation of being alone" 

What does "solitude" mean? 

400

What type of figurative language is this: 

"He’s as sharp as a bowling ball"?  

Simile 

400

Which piece of evidence best supports the following claim: "Watching television is bad for individuals, families, and the nation."

A. More Americans know the lyrics to the theme song from "Spongebob Squarepants" than know the words to the Preamble of the United States Constitution 

B.  During the Gulf War, television gave viewers an instant picture of the fighting and casualties, along with updates from government officials.

C. More and more Americans report being stressed out by work and family obligations.

B
400

"So what?" 

What is a question that  needs to be answered in a conclusion? 

400

Use the word "aghast" correctly in a sentence that is longer than 3 words. 

Answers may vary. 

500

What is a theme of the excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Birds Sings? 

Students answers may vary. 

500

Which piece of evidence best supports the following claim: "Watching television is good for individuals, families, and the nation."

A. During the Gulf War, television gave viewers an instant picture of the fighting and casualties, along with updates from government officials.

B. More and more Americans report being stressed out by work and family obligations.

C. More Americans know the lyrics to the theme song from "Spongebob Squarepants" than know the words to the Preamble of the United States Constitution 



A

500

Improve this thesis statement: Climate change is bad. 

Students' answers may vary. 

500

Use "seclusion" correctly in a sentence. 

Students' answers may vary. 

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