General Definitions
Author Intent
Writing an Essay
Context Clues
Grammar Bonus
100

A statement that unifies the main points of a text. 

What is a central idea? 

100

An appeal to logic, facts, or reasoning.

What is logos? 

100

A life lesson, author's message, or moral of a story. 

What is a theme? 
100

Includes specific examples that clarify the meaning of an unfamiliar term.

What is an example context clue? 

100

When there is more than one of something (a noun); it ends in -s, -es, or -ies. 

What is plural? 

200

When a text or piece of media makes a reference to another text or piece of media. 

What is an allusion? 

200

An appeal to emotions. 

What is pathos? 

200

Adding notes giving explanation or comment.

What is annotating/to annotate? 

200

The unfamiliar word is explained in the sentence.

What is an explanation context clue? 

200

When a noun ends in an -'s or -s' to show ownership. 

What is possessive? 

300

The literal or main meaning of a word, as written in a dictionary. 

What is denotation or definition? 

300

An appeal to credibility, believability, likability, and/or ethics. 

What is ethos? 

300

The three types of paragraphs an essay should include. 

What are introduction, body, and conclusion? 

300
When you have to use context clues to infer the meaning; the opposite of stating something explicitly. 

What is stating something implicitly? 

300

The first-person pronoun used when it is the object of a sentence. 

What is "me"?

400

The idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its definition. 

What is connotation? 

400

The way that an author or speaker feels about the topic they are writing/speaking about. 

What is tone? 

400

To sum up the main points of a text in a shortened statement. 

What is to summarize? 

400

Has words that clearly mean the opposite of the unknown word in the sentence.

What is an antonym context clue?

400

The first-person pronoun used when it is the subject of a sentence. 

What is "I"?

500

When an object represents something else, especially in literature. 

What is a symbol/to symbolize? 

500

The way that the audience feels when they hear a speaker or read a text. 

What is mood? 

500

To carefully examine a text, adding your own thoughts and opinions. 

What is to analyze/an analysis? 

500

Contains a word (or multiple words) that mean the same thing as an unfamiliar term.

What is a synonym context clue? 

500

If I were making a sign for the Curtis family reunion, how would I write "Curtis" as plural and possessive? 

Curtises'

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