Academic Vocabulary 6th grade

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idiom

An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").

metaphor

comparison of two things without using "like" or "as" (her eyes were purple gems sparking with promise)

simile

comparison using "like" or "as" (I slept like a log)

flashback

a scene that interrupts the action of a work to show a previous event

foreshadowing

the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot

visualize

the ability to form mental images of things or events you read

personification

A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

1st person point of view

point of view when the narrator is a character in the story (I, me, we, our)

3rd person point of view

point of view when a narrator is NOT involved in the story; uses "he," "she," "they

alliteration

the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words (some smug slug swung by...)

onomatopoeia

words that imitate sounds (buzz, ding-dong)

rhyme

be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

repetition

repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis

symbol

anything that stands for or represents something else

authors purpose

The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)

cause and effect

The reason something happens and the result of it happening.

compare and contrast

finding similarities and differences between 2 things

draw conclusions

To put together what you know with given or learned information and make sense of it.

fact

a statement that can be proved

opinion

A belief or view about something

generalization

a conclusion that is used to make a broad statement about a topic or person

main idea

What the passage is mostly about (like the topic)

sequence

Order of events

inference

an educated guess drawn from evidence or reasoning

genre

a major category or type of literature

plot

the sequence of events in a story

rising action

events leading up to the climax

climax

the turning point of the story

resolution

End of the story where loose ends are tied up

theme

Message or statement about life in the story

excerpt

a piece of a story

evaluate

judge how well something was done

justify

give a good reason to explain why you are doing something

viewpoint

someone's perspective

conflict

another word for the problem in a story

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