Vocabulary
Figurative Language
Author's Purpose
Miscellaneous
Context Clues
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

What is the author's purpose for writing an advertisement for a water park?

Persuade

100

What three parts should be included in a summary?

beginning, middle, end

100

What does plethora mean?

Regina remembered when she had just two pairs of shoes. Now, her closet holds a plethora of shoes in almost every color and every style.

a log, a bunch

200

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

What is dialogue?

200

Figurative Language

Tonight for the first time, Just about half past ten, For the first time in history, It's gonna start raining men, It's raining men, Hallelujah, It's raining men, amen.

What is hyperbole?

200

What is the author's purpose?

It was a dark and storm night. The wind was howling and the leaves were blowing in the cold night air.  The neighbor's dark was barking loudly.  It was hard to sleep with all the noise.

Describe

200

What point of view is this told from?

I hopped on my bike and rode to the store to buy my mom some milk.

1st person

200

What does the word elegant mean?

Roberta could not get over how elegant the cruise ship was.  The walls were paneled in beautiful wooed, there were fresh flowers on every table, and the floors were made of gleaming stone.

fancy, stylish

300

Where and when a story takes place

Setting

300

Identify the type figurative language used here:

April is the cruelest month of the year.

What is personification?

300

What is the author's purpose?

In 1900 a bad hurricane swept over the island of Galveston.  Homes, businesses, and stores were all destroyed.  Many people became homeless.  The Red Cross worked hard to help storm victims get food, clothing, and shelter.  Eventually, Galveston was able to rebuild. 

Inform

300

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

What is an inference?

300

What does the word lugubrious mean?

Tammy knew she should feel happy about the last day of school, but she actually felt quite lugubrious when she thought about the three months that were coming up?

sad

400

Another word for problem in the story is _________

conflict

400

Figurative language 


The alarm clock buzzed at the time I was going to the bathroom.

What is Onomatopoeia?

400

What is the author's purpose?

Timmy was playing in his neighborhood.  

"Do you want to ride bikes?" his friend called.

"Sure!" said Timmy.

The boys rode all around the neighborhood laughing and having fun until it was time to go in for dinner.

Entertain

400

What point of view is this written from?

When they had finished eating, they went all went back to watch the fireworks.  Jessie smiled as he watched them light up the sky.

3rd Person

400

What does the word misers mean?

Unlike her grandmother, who was very generous to her, Sarah's parents were misers who never bought her anything.

people who don't spend money on anyone

500

In drama, these help the reader "see" the scene. They are usually in parenthesis. They tell the actors what to do. 

What are stage directions?

500

What is the figurative language?

Time flies when you are having fun playing Jeopardy. 

What is an idiom?

500

What is the author's purpose?

To make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich you will need peanut butter, jelly, and 2 slices of bread.  First, spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread.  Then, spread the jelly on the other slice of bread.  Put the two slices together and enjoy!

Explain

500

Setting: Where and when is the story taking place?

The swings and slides were abandoned.  So abandoned that she could hear her head pound, like little hands clamoring to escape prison.  On a nearby bench, she saw an afternoon paper—the crossword halfway complete—and she sat next to it, grateful for its lifeless company.  The wind blew and sent the leaves swirling and brushing up against her boney, exposed ankles. She tightened the scarf around her neck and pulled it up so that her mouth was covered, looked at her watch, and waited.  Waited. Waited.  When she finally saw him through the harsh darkness, she was too tired to get up.

What is a park in the winter at night?

500

What does the word felines mean?

I love all kind of felines, including tigers, lions, and even my kitty Fluffy.

cats

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