Parts of Speech 1
Parts of Speech 2
Figurative Language
Literary Terms
PLORE
100

This part of speech identifies a person, place, or thing.

noun

100

Dog, cat, mouse

nouns

100

a comparison using "like" or "as".

simile

100

The time and place in which a story happens; it includes not only physical surroundings but also ideas, customs, values and beliefs.

setting

100

What does the O stand for in PLORE?

Organize the paragraphs

200

a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence.

verb

200

and, but, or

conjunctions

200

a figure of speech that directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. It may provide clarity or identify hidden similarities between two ideas.

metaphor

200

the actors in a story’s plot.

characters

200

What all do you need to Locate?

Underline, Bold, Caps, Italicize

300

a word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or adverb

adverb

300

under, over, behind

pepositions

300

an extreme exaggeration.

hyperbole

300

refers to the standpoint from which a story is told.  The person telling the story is called the narrator. 

point-of-view

300

What does the E stand for?

Eliminate the incorrect answer choices.

Evaluate the correct answer with evidence. 

400

This part of speech shows direction, location, or time, or introduce an object.

preposition

400

is, are, was, were

verb

400

applying human characteristics to non-human objects.

personification

400

the central message of a story that readers can apply to life (it can be stated directly or implied).

theme

400

What do you predict? What do you use to predict?

Predict what the text will be about and the type of text.

Title, subtitle, and text features.

500

a word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause

conjunction

500

very, really, much

adverbs

500

an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

allusion

500

the sequence of events in a story.

plot

500

What do we read first? Why?

The questions, because they give us the purpose for reading.

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