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Tags: ela   l.6.5   l.7.5   l.8.5   high school   7th grade   6th grade   common core   8th grade  

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alliteration
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repetition of consonant sounds
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simile
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a comparision between two unlike things using like or as
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metaphor
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a comparision between two unlike things without like or as
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personification
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a figure of speech in which an object has human characteristics
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onomatopoeia
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a word that imitates or describes a sound (ex: pop)
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hyperbole
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an outrageous exaggeration
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idiom
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a phrase with a meaning that cannot be inferred from the actual words. There is a literal meaning and a figurative meaning.
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irony
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the exact opposite of what the words actually mean; the opposite of what one expects
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Cause and Effect
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Informational Text: Explains why something happens and then what happens as an outcome. (Because this happens, then this will happen)
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Compare/ Contrast
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Informational Text: shows how two things are similar or different.
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Sequence
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Informational Text: describes items or events that are in order or tells the steps on how to do something.
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Problem/ Solution
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Informational Text: tells about a mistake, accident or poorly planned event and then describes the outcomes to fix that.
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Description
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Informational Text: describes a person, topic, idea, place or thing by listing it's characteristics, features or examples.
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Summaries
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Includes main points from the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
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Short Answer Response
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At least three sentences. Answering the question, proving with a quote and then explaining how the quote supports the answer.
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Paraphrase
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restate the meaning of the passage in your own words.
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synthesize
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put information and ideas together from different parts of the text or different texts.
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your dictionary and the context clues
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If you don't know what a word means, you should use
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I am awesome.
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who is awesome?
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TPCASTT
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for poems, we should
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stage directions
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In a play, words that are not to be spoken by the characters and are written in (parenthesis)
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dialogue
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In a play, words spoken by the actors
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a plot
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the main events in a story
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mood
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the emotion a reader feels during/after reading a passage
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tone
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the author's attitude/ emotion toward the subject
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setting
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where and when the story takes place
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conflict
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a struggle between two opposing characters
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protagonist
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the "good guy" in the story
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antagonist
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the "bad guy" in the story, the one who is against the protagonist.
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man vs man
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conflict: protagonist vs antagonist
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man vs self
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conflict: protagonist has to overcome his own thoughts/ doubts
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man vs nature
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conflict: protagonist has to face a tornado
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man vs society
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conflict: protagonist is hated by townspeople
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theme
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life lesson/ moral of the passage
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playwright
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the author of a drama
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poet
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the author of a poem
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opinion
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a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge
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fact
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a statement that can be proven
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