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Definitions of Vocab
Text Structure
Counting on Grace
100

explains why something happened (cause) and what happened as a result. (effect)

What is cause and effect? 

100

therefore, so, this led to, as a result, because, if...then

What are signal words for cause and effect?

200

A message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader.

What is a theme?

200

For example, for instance, specifically, in particular, and in addition.

What are signal words for description?

300

includes details to help you build a picture or get to know a person, a place, a thing, or an idea.

What is a description or list?
300

Similar, unlike, just like, unlike, on the other hand, in contrast to

What are signal words for compare and contrast?

300

Author?

Who is Elizabeth Winthrop?

400

The central proposition that a writer attempts to support in writing. It serves as the main focus of a piece of writing.

What is a topic sentence? 

400

first, second, third, fourth, fifth, next, last, finally, after, and then

What are signal words for the sequence?

500

The main point the author is making. It can always be supported with text evidence from the text.

What is a central idea?
500

concern, issues, problem, answer, dilemma, solution, fix, correct

What are signal words for problem and solution?

500

Narrator?

Who is Ponyboy?

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