Main Idea and Cause and Effect
Conflict
Miscellaneous
Plot
Figurative Language
100

One to two words that explain the subject being discussed.

What is topic.

100

Sofia is being bullied at school by Emma.

What is man vs. man.

100

A genre in nonfiction which is a story of one's own life.

What is autobiography.

100

The highest point of interest, the place where ideas are drawn together, an important turning point in a series of actions, or the most forceful event in a story.

What is climax.

100
When you compare to unlike things using the words like or as.
What is simile.
200

Why something happens.

What is the cause?

200
A struggle between to opposing forces.
What is conflict.
200

A prefix that means life.

What is bio.

200

Concludes the action and ensures that all important plot lines have been tied.

What is resolution.

200

The formation or use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

What is onomatopoeia.

300

The central point of a piece of writing.

What is main idea.

300
John is afraid of flying in a plane, but it is his only choice if he wants to see his grandfather before he passes away.
What is man vs. self
300

Books that are about real things, people, events, and places.

What is nonfiction.

300
The beginning of the story, where the characters and setting are introduced.
What is exposition.
300

Punctuation used in a narrative to indicate speech.

What is quotation marks.

400

The effect of this sentence: The wasteful energy use of many Americans has contributed to global warming.

What is global warming.

400

Jack must survive a cold winter in the wilderness.

What is man vs. nature

400

An essential trait of a biography that helps the reader understand the subject in context to the historical time period and place he or she was born in.

What is setting?

400
Events in a story that build up the conflict.
What are rising action events?
400

Tells us when a character is talking and identifies which character is talking.

What is dialogue tag.

500

A fact, a statement, a quote, or event, that backs up a key idea.

What is a supporting detail?

500
Jemelie is opposed to the arranged marriage with Rakesh that her parents have set up because she wants to study medicine.
What is man vs. society.
500
A prefix that means to write.
What is graph?
500
Events that lead up to the resolution of a story.
What are falling action events.
500

Giving an object or an animal human traits.

What is personification.

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