Essay
Literary Devices
Grammar
Essay Strategies
Reading / Plot
100

How long is a STAAR essay? 

4 paragraphs

100

What device is being used?

The yellow flames danced among the logs inside as the snow danced down to the ground outside.

100

Which is correct:

  1. I love my dog, I love my boy more.

  2. I love my dog; but I love my boy more.

  3. I love my dog, but I love my boy more.

  4. I love my dog I love my boy more.

3.  I love my dog, but I love my boy more.

100

This section of your EXPOSITORY essay is meant to grab the reader’s attention!

HOOK

100

This is when a character is going through a struggle or _____________ with man, himself, nature, society, or the supernatural.

CONFLICTS

200

What are the 3 steps on the essay prompt page?

1.  Read  2.  Think  3.  Write

200

The sun smiled over the city on this hot & scorching summer day. What type or type of figurative language might this be?

Personification

200

Which is correct?

  1. Were are you going?

  2. Wear are you going?

  3. Where are you going?

  4. We’re are you going?


3.  Where are you going?

200

What is the MAIN IDEA of your EXPOSITORY essay called? What you are proving!

THESIS

200

To PERSUADE, INFORM, or ENTERTAIN is what the author is trying to do for the reader, also called _______________.

Author's PURPOSE

300

What is our acronym for remembering the steps of an essay?

HaTREESC

300

A technique in which an author gives clues about something that will happen later in the story.

Foreshadowing

300

Which is correct?

  1. Although we brought umbrellas, we left them in the car.

  2. Although we brought umbrellas we left them in the car.

  3. Although, we brought umbrellas; we left them in the car.

1.  Although we brought umbrellas, we left them in the car.

300

This is the FIRST sentence of your body paragraphs that tell the REASON or IDEA you are discussing in that paragraph.

TOPIC SENTENCT

300

This is the LESSON or BIG IDEA the author is trying to present in their story.

THEME
400

Expository means...

EXPLAIN (how why something is relevent, useful, helpful)

400

The difference between what we THINK should happen and what ACTUALLY happens. 

Irony

400

Which is correct?

  1. Your going to school.

  2. You’re going to school.

  3. You are going to school. 

2. You’re going to school.

3. You are going to school.

400

This is what you need to include when you introduce the EXAMPLE.

Story / Movie, who, big idea

400
This is what you stope and do every 2-3 paragraphs to make sure your brain knows what's happening in the story. 

ANNOTATE!

500
Respond with a thesis statement for the following prompt: Write an essay where you explain the importance of earning versus having something given to you. 

It is more important to earn what we have instead of everything being given to us. 

500

These devices have to do with the EMOTION of the story.  How the writer and the reader FEEL.

Tone / Mood

500

Which is correct?

1.  After the game is over;  I want to go to the store but I don't have any money.

2.  After the game is over, I want to go to the store, but don't have any money.

3.  After the game is over, I want to go to the store, but I don't have any money. 

3.  After the game is over, I want to go to the store, but I don't have any money.

500

This is what you need to include when you EXPLAIN your example.

How it started, conflicts / struggles, outcome

500

What are you able to use (and ask for) throughout the ENTIRE test?

DICTIONARY

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