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100

In this type of writing you are telling a story.  It is characterized by a main character in a setting who engages with a problem or event in a significant way.

What is narrative writing?

100

Chippers are the crispiest, crunchiest, and most delicious brand of chips you will ever taste. Buy a bag today.

What is persuasive writing?

100

What is narrative writing?

100

A comparison using "like" or "as".  For example: "He crouched behind the shrub and tensed his muscles like a cat ready to pounce on unsuspecting prey."

What is a simile?

100

A person, place, or thing. Eg. chair

What is a noun?

200

This is a type of writing used to describe, explain, define, inform, or clarify. It literally means "to expose."

What is expository writing?

200

Think of these four things: knives, beads, cows, and whales' teeth. What do they have in common? The answer is that people have used them as money in trades. Through history, different cultures have used some surprising forms of currency.

What is expository/informative writing?

200

Opinion:    _______________________________

Reason #1: ________________________________________

Example:   ________________________________________

Reason #2: ________________________________________

Example:   ________________________________________

Reason #3:  ________________________________________

Example:   ________________________________________

Reason #4:  ________________________________________

Example:   ________________________________________

What is persuasive writing?

200

A figure of speech that is used to create links or draw comparisons to imply one thing is similar to another. For example:  She has a heart of gold.

What is a metaphor?

200

An action word. Eg. folded

What is a verb?

300

The primary purpose of this type of writing is to describe a person, place or thing in such a way that a picture is formed in the reader's mind. This type of writing involves paying close attention to the details by using all of your five senses.

What is descriptive writing?

300

Learning something new can be a scary experience. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was learn how to swim. I was always afraid of the water, but I decided that swimming was an important skill that I should learn. I also thought it would be good exercise and help me to become physically stronger. What I didn't realize was that learning to swim would also make me a more confident person.

New situations always make me a bit nervous, and my first swimming lesson was no exception. After I changed into my bathing suit in the locker room, I stood timidly by the side of the pool waiting for the teacher and other students to show up. After a couple of minutes the teacher came over. She smiled and introduced herself, and two more students joined us. Although they were both older than me, they didn't seem to be embarrassed about not knowing how to swim. I began to feel more at ease.


What is narrative writing?

300

What is descriptive writing?

300

A word that imitates the sound it represents, such as "buzz", "hiss", "kerplunk", etc.

What is an onomatopoeia?

300

A word that describes a noun.  Eg.  Small child

What is an adjective?

400

This type of writing intends to convince readers to believe in an idea or opinion. It is a form of non-fiction writing the writer uses to develop logical arguments, making use of carefully chosen words and phrases.

What is persuasive writing?

400

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ring'd with the azure world, he stands.
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

Alfred Tennyson's "The Eagle"

What is descriptive writing?

400

What is expository/informative writing?

400

A literary device where two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry share the same beginning consonant sound.  For example, "Bed, Bath, and Beyond", "cool cucumber"

What is an alliteration?

400
A word that describes a verb.  Eg. The boy ran quickly to school.

What is an adverb?

500

This type of writing educates your reader on a topic. They can have one of several functions: to define a term, compare and contrast something, analyze data, or provide a how-to. They do not, however, present an opinion or try to persuade your reader.

What is an informative essay?

500

Advances in science and technology have made the use of "green" energy possible. In places where climate conditions permit, people are able to use solar energy or wind energy for power. Solar energy is the use of sunlight for energy and power. Humans are able to harness the energy of the sun by installing solar panels on their homes or businesses. Humans have also found ways to harness the power of the wind by using wind turbines to capture wind energy. Both of these forms of "green" energy are being used more and more.

What is expository/informative writing?

500


What is a persuasive letter?

500

The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman.  For example; "The avalanche devoured anything standing in its way." 

What is a personification?

500

These words draw a relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in a sentence. ... Examples include about, after, at, before, behind, by, during, for, from, in, of, over, past, to, under, up, and with.

What is a preposition?

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