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Figurative Language and Literary Devices Word Recognition and Vocabulary Reading Comprehension Analyzing Texts Writing and Editing
100
What is a simile
Words comparing two things and the words like or as are used. An example would be - The student was as quiet as a mouse.
100
What is Suffix
An ending added to a root word. For example, adding less to the root word care - careless.
100
What is third person
Stories told from the point of view of someone not in the story. Such as when a narrator tells the story.
100
What is a summary
A brief description of what's been read that focuses primarily on the main idea and not details.
100
What is Paraphrasing
Reading a passage and putting the information into your own words.
200
What is a metaphor
Comparing two things but without using like or as. That class is a group of clowns.
200
What is Synonym
A word with the same or similar meaning as another word. (excellent, superior, outstanding)
200
What is genre
The category of a paticular writing. Such as fiction, nonfiction, biography, autobiography etc.
200
What is card stacking
The written tool of persuasion where an author only gives one side of the story and doesn't include any opposing details or evidence.
200
What is an encyclopedia
The best reference tool to use if you are wanting to know the details about the white tailed deer.
300
What is Imagery
Language that is written to appeal to the reader's senses. The breeze sounded like a soft whistle in my ear..
300
What is Homonyms
Words such as invalid, invalid / minute, minute / object, object / tear, tear are all examples.
300
What is alliteration
When one pattern of sound is used in a poem such as, Silly sally sells sea shells by the seashore
300
What is an opinion
The word "better" in the sentence, The new diet drinks taste better than any of the past, is an example
300
What is a graphic organizer
Can be used as a way to outline information and sort ideas visually before attempting to write an essay or research paper. An example would be a bubble map.
400
What is a hyperbole
An exaggeration or overstatement such as, This weekend has taken a year to get here.
400
What is the root word
The word, complicate, within the word uncomplicated
400
What is a topic sentence
Expresses the main idea of a paragraph and is usually the first sentence.
400
What is an idiom
Examples would be "keep your chin up" don't make a "mountain out of a molehill" he's feeling a little "under the weather"
400
What is shock tactics
An example would be the use of shocking images of car wrecks, injured teenagers and sobbing teens are used to promote the idea of not drinking on prom night.
500
What is onomatopoeia
Examples would be Bang! Pow! Boom!
500
What is an antonym
Used to describe words such as above/below, hot/cold, easy/difficult, fast/slow, enter/exit
500
What is an inference
When you use clues and facts to make a guess about what is going to happen in any type of reading passage.
500
What is the parts of a plot
The four parts are the conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution
500
What is characters and dialogue
The people or animals in a story and the words they speak.




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