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The moral or lesson in the story

What is theme?


Identify the type of figurative language used here: Crash! The car hit the tree.



First person or third person point of view: how do you know.

Yesterday I went a got a new toy for my dog.

What is first person?  It uses the pronouns I, my, 


What three parts should be included in a summary?

BME (Beginning, Middle, End)  for Fiction

Main Idea and Details for Nonfiction


What is an autobiography?

A story about someone's life that is written by them.


When 2 characters in a play have a conversation, this is called___________.

What is dialogue?


What type of figurative language is this?

It took us a million year to make it home last night.



Which point of view?

When Jessie's family  finished eating, they all went to the backyard to watch the fireworks. Jessie smiled and thought how beautiful everything looked.  Her family stared in amazement.

What is third person 


The author's purpose for writing an advertisement for a new restaurant is __________.

What is to persuade?


What is the setting?

Michael bounced his right leg nervously as he sat in the sterile room.  The unwelcoming white walls blinded him, and the smell of harsh cleaning solvents attacked his nostrils.

What is a doctor's office?


What is the author's purpose:

You should really visit Disneyland. It is the best place on earth!

What is persuade?


Identify the type figurative language used here:

The tree reached for the sky, trying to touch the stars.

What is personification?


The solution to a story is called the _________.

What is resolution?


What inference can you make?

Mr. Eddison told his students that they needed

to take all their personal belongings home. He

gave his students a speech about how lucky he

was to have them in his class. When the

dismissal bell rang, the student rushed out of

the school with excitement.

It is the last day of school


What type of sound device is used in this poem?

Crack an Egg.

stir the butter.

Break the yolk.

Make it flutter.

Stroke the heat.

Hear it sizzle.



Identify the type of figurative language used here:

Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore.



Pictures, captions, bold print, title, diagram, and sub headings are examples of _______________.

What are informational text elements?


Identify the figurative language, tell what two things are being compared and explain what it means:

The detective listened to her story with a wooden face.

What is metaphor, the detective's face to wood, the detectives had no expression as they listened to her.


Megan was excited because it was

her birthday. She opened up her

present and shouted, “Woohooo!” It

was a cell phone.

What was the cause?

It was Megan’s birthday.

What was the effect?


She got a cell phone


What type of sound device is used in line 4?

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who ferociously favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.



In drama, these help the reader "see" the scene. They are usually in parenthesis.

What are stage directions?


What does the word emphasize mean?

Give importance to


Identify the point of view of the following paragraph; How do you know (evidence):

Sally walked to the park and picked up the frisbee.

What is 3rd person? My evidence is that it uses Sally


Mrs. Adams said, “Be sure to check

your answers to make sure they are

accurate before turning in your test.”

What does accurate mean in this




What does a glossary do?

Gives the definitions 

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