Fiction
Non-fiction
Commonly confused words
Vocabulary
Mish Mash
100

What is the main character of a fiction story called--the protagonist or the antagonist?

the protagonist

100

Name one way a non-fiction story is different from a fiction story?  

Non-fiction is true.  Fiction is a made up story.  

100

_________ dogs wouldn't stop barking tonight.


(Their, they're, there)

Their dogs wouldn't stop barking tonight.

100

What is the main character of a story called?

Protagonist

100

Where is tension created in a fictional story?

The Exposition or Rising Action

Rising Action

200

What is the point in the story where either the protagonist changes or the protagonist solves his/her main problem or both?

The climax

200

Where is the main idea of a non fiction text usually found--the beginning, the middle or the end?

usually the beginning

200

His hat is over _______________________.


There, their, they're

His hat is over there.

"There is a location."

200

What is the high point of the story called, or the story where th protagonist changes and/or when the conflict is resolved.

Climax

200

Why does an author include rising action in his story?

To create tension.

300

what is the sequence of events in a fiction story called?

Plot

300

How do these things go together?


Claim, evidence

You need to find evidence to support a claim (a stand)

300

Who is going ____ school today?


Too, to, two

Who is going to school today?


Too:  also

two:  number

300

What is plot?

The sequence of events of a story

300

What is the climax of a story?

The no turning back point; when the main character's conflict is resolved, or when a character changes or the high point in the story, the point at which the highest level of interest and emotional response is achieve.  


Example:  princess saved, treasure found, someone escapes, dragon is slayed, etc.

400

In what part of the plot does most of the action or events occur?  The rising action or the falling action?

The rising action

400

True or false:  Informing an audience of something is one purpose of an author when he/she writes an article.

True-- the other purposes are to persuade and entertain.   Think PIE.   For our purposes though it the articles we read will be primarily to inform us.

400

_______ are going to lunch right now.

They're going to lunch right now.


(They are going to lunch right now.)

400

Where is the setting of the story?

the time and the place of the story

400

What is a theme of a story?

A lesson learned.  For example:  hard work pays off; courage comes from within; if you face your fears, you will get stronger, love conquers all, love can sometimes mean sacrifice, it is more important to have dignity than money; family is more important than money, etc.

500

What is the end of the story called where everything seems "back to normal" and you can say "the end"?

The resolution

500

True or false:  Statistics (numbers) and expert testimony are examples of good evidence.

True.  Anytime you see a number in a text you should pay attention--for example--90% of people say....

or anytime you see the words "Research says or a study says" you should pay attention, and anytime you see a name of a person that is quotes you should pay attention because these are "experts".  

500

She is going on the boat too.  Why is this right?

Too means also.



500

Where is the setting of the story exposed on the plot diagram

the EXPOSition

500

What was the best part of 7th grade?

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