repetition of initial consonant sounds
POLLY PICKED UP POTS AND PANS.
comparison using "like" or "as"
HER HAIR WAS AS BLACK AS COAL.
SHE HAIR WAS LIKE BLACK COAL.
I'M SO HUNGRY I COULD EAT A HORSE.
language that is used in writing to produce images in a reader's mind and to express ideas in fresh, vivid, and imaginative ways
tHE MESSAGE or statement about life in the story
The problem that is the focus of the story and involves main characters
a problem or struggle within a character
a struggle between a character and an outside force
where and when the story takes place
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
the final unraveling or solution of the plot
The process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character.
A five line poem in which lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme and lines 3 and 4 rhyme.
3 unrhymed lines (5, 7, 5) usually focusing on nature
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
words that imitate sounds
BANG ACHOO TICK-TOCK
book of synonyms
an alphabetical collection of many topics
a list in the back of a book with definitions of difficult words
a list of differnt topics that can be found in a book and page numbers where to find them
repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
to decide something after considering all the information you have
a story that is not true or is made up
story or piece about true events
a comparison between things that are alike in some ways; calf:cow::kitten:cat
suffix meaning the most
Words that have similar or the same meaning
Words with opposite meanings
express the same message in different words
Give me the short version
the order in which things happen
Story of a person's life written by that person
story of a person's life written by another person
A vocabulary strategy in which the reader looks at the words around an unfamiliar word to find clues to its meaning.
sequence of events from conflict to resolution
finding a solution to a problem
character traits revealed by what a character
thinks, says, does, feels, looks like, and what others say about him/her
A poem that tells a story
tells a story, often of love, betrayal, or death, in a songlike form
free verse poetry
poetry without regular patterns of rhyme or rhythm
to entertain, to persuade, to inform, or to explain.
sources used to find information about topics, locate facts, and answer questions. Examples: almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia
infer; make an inference
to reach a conclusion through reasoning
a collection of pieces of information that is organized and used on a computer
An Internet site, like Yahoo! or Google, that lets you surf the Web by typing in keywords and leading you to pertinent Web sites.
not clearly understood or expressed
very particular and detailed
a work of fiction generally read in one sitting
a long work of fiction
a kind of type of literature (poetry, drama, fiction, etc.)
elements of fiction and fantasy with scientific fact. science-fiction stories are set in the future; STAR WARS
a story that is made up but it's believable and could happen; HATCHET
A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author's imagination.
MY BROTHER SAM IS DEAD
biweekly - twice a week
prefix im, il, ir, in-
impatient, illegal, irrational, indecisive
above or beyond
suffix - FUL
SUFFIX - less
suffix -OUS or IOUS
having the quality of;
ROOT man or manu
ROOT scrib or script
a group of letters placed at the end of a word to change its meaning