Narrative Writing Terms
Main Idea
Narrative Writing Traits
Reading Vocabulary
Narrative Writing Vocabulary
100

Time and place in which the action of the story takes place

Setting

100

The most important thing the passage is about.

Main Idea

100

Brainstorm your _________, choose a strong topic, stick to the topic so the so your writing is clear and make sense.  

Ideas

100

Two words that mean the same thing are known as

Synonyms

100

Comparing one thing to another using "like" or "as"; indirect comparison

Simile

200

Major struggle between characters or between opposing forces; problems to be overcome

Conflict

200

Before I read a text I can look at the _________ to help me determine the main idea.

Title of the Passage

200

My writing has a strong beginning.

I put things in order so my writing makes sense.

My writing has a strong ending.

This demonstrates I have ______________

Organization.

200

The protagonist and antagonist are both _________ in a story

Characters

200

Comparing two different things without a comparison word; direct comparison (is, are, was, were)


 

Metaphor

300
A sequence of related events that make up the story

Plot

300

While I read a passage I can look at repeated ______, ideas and information to determine the main idea

Words

300

I choose ________ carefully.

I use strong ____________ to paint a picture in the reader's mind.  

I use juicy ________ to make my writing sparkle. 

Words

300

The time and location of a story is the...

Setting
300

The main idea or message of the story that the author wants the reader to know.

Theme

400

High point of interest or suspense and action in the story; the point that is most critical to the main character or conflict of the story

Climax

400

The author's lesson is also known as the _____

Theme

400

My writing flows smoothly and is easy to read. 

I start each sentence differently.

I have long AND short sentences.  

I am demonstrating ________ ____________

Sentence Fluency

400

What does it mean to summarize?

To give the main points of the passage. 

400

Events from a story preceding the climax where various problems arise, the explanation and complications that lead to the climax.

Rising Action

500

The end of the story; a satisfying conclusion to the story.


 

Resolution

500

The main idea will be found in a complete sentence.  Also known as the....

Topic Sentence

500

Write so your words sound like you, your ideas and feelings, and let readers really understand you.  Use your _____________

Voice

500

To draw a conclusion after reading all information given to predict what will happen is to....

Infer

500

The use of sensory words (sight, sound, smell, taste, feel) to describe an object or person


 

Imagery

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