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100

The moral or lesson in the story

What is theme?

100

Identify the type of figurative language used here: She was as bright as the sun.

What is a simile?

100

First person or third person point of view:

I hopped on my bike and rode to the store to buy my mom a quart of milk.

What is first person?

100

The author's purpose for writing fiction text is to ______.

What is entertain?

100

A recipe for banana bread would be considered which text structure?

What is sequence?

200

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

What is dialogue?

200

Fact or opinion:

People should exercise and eat healthy foods.

What is opinion?

200

First person or third person point of view:

When they had finished eating, they all went to the backyard to watch the fireworks. Jessie smiled happily, and her brother smiled back at her.

What is third person?

200
The author's purpose for writing an advertisement for a water park is __________.

What is to persuade?

200

The ordered pattern of rhymes at the end of the lines of a poem or verse.

What is rhyme scheme?

300

What is the author's purpose:

A handbook teaching people how to build a birdhouse

What is inform?

300

Identify the type figurative language used here:

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

What is personification?

300

The solution a story is called the _________.

What is resolution?

300

When you use prior knowledge and evidence from the text, this is called a/an_____________.

What is an inference?

300

First or third person:

Trey looked out the window. The rain was still pouring down. He threw his baseball glove on the couch with a sigh. The thunder cracked and his phone dinged. Trey picked up the phone. It was a message from his cousin: The game is cancelled because of the weather. Trey didn't reply to the message. He threw the phone back on his bed and rubbed his temples. The rain pattered on the roof.

What is third person?

400

Identify the type of figurative language used here:

The children were roses grown in concrete gardens, beautiful and forlorn.

What is a metaphor?

400

Fact or opinion:


Vegetarians are healthier than people who eat meat.

What is opinion?

400

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.

400

What is the author's purpose?

We thought the game was over. The buzzer rang and we thought that we had lost, but then the referee blew the whistle. A foul was called and now Derrick had a chance to win the game for us. He stepped up to the free-throw line. The stadium, though filled with people, was completely silent. Everyone was still. Derrick dribbled the ball a couple times. He squared up on the line. Sweat beaded on his forehead. All eyes were on Derrick.

What is to entertain?

400

What is the text structure of the following paragraph:

Dinosaurs existed about 250 million years ago to 65 million years ago. This era is broken up intothree periods known as the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The Triassic Period lasted for 35 million years from 250-205 million years ago. Planet Earth was a very different place back then.  All the continents were united to form one huge land mass known as Pangaea.  The Jurassic Period was the second phase. The continents began shifting apart.  The time scale for this famous period is from 205 to 138 million years ago.  The Cretaceous Period was the last period of the dinosaurs. It spanned a time from 138 million to about 65 million years ago. In this period the continents fully separated. However, Australia and Antarctica were still united

What is chronological order?

500

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

What are stage directions?

500

What is the text structure of the following paragraph?

Dr. Miller doesn’t want the tigers to vanish.  These majestic beasts are disappearing at an alarming rate.  Dr. Miller thinks that we should write to our congress people.  If we let them know that we demand the preservation of this species, maybe we can make a difference.  Dr. Miller also thinks that we should donate to Save the Tigers.  Our donations will help to support and empower those who are fighting the hardest to preserve the tigers.  We owe it to our grandchildren to do something.

What is problem/solution?

500

Identify the point of view of he following paragraph:

Red looked across the prairie. He didn't see anything concerning. He wondered why Texas Joe had hollered like that. Texas Joe turned to him. The ghost that Texas Joe had just seen was gone. Texas Joe swatted at the air. Now he felt crazy. "You have to believe me, Red. It was just here,"said Texas Joe.Red scowled at him in disbelief. "What was just here, Joe?" he asked. Red was angry with Texas Joe for disturbing his sleep for no apparent reason.

What is 3rd person?

500

Setting: Where and when is the story taking place?

Mr. Holland walked up to the teller and handed her a paper slip. She punched a few figures into the computer and ran the slip through a machine. It printed some numbers on the back of the slip. She handed the slip back to him along with five $20 bills. Then she asked him, "Is there anything else that I can help you with today?" Mr. Holland grabbed the money off of the counter and tipped his hat to the woman, "Not today, thank you."

What is a bank and modern times? I can tell the story takes place during modern times because there is a computer and banking equipment.

500

Identify the figurative language, describe what is being compared/exaggerated/etc, and explain what it means:

This song shall be a rose: soft, fragrant, and with no thorn left to wound you.

What is metaphor, song is being compared to a rose and it means that the song will be delicate and not hurtful.

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