To put forth reasons for or against; debate
text describing the contents of a picture, graph or chart
A graphical representation of data
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
comparing similarities between two or more ideas, stories, characters, things, etc.
compare and contrast
To examine and note the similarities and differences between two or more objects.
the picturing in words of something or someone through detailed observation of color, motion, sound, taste, smell, and touch
a particular fact or piece of information about something or someone
to create, progress, or improve
a story that is written to be acted out in front of an audience.
to use writing to amuse a reader
a short piece of nonfiction writing that examines a single subject
A specific case used to illustrate or to represent a group of people, ideas, conditions, or experiences
fact and opinion
a fact can be proven; an opinion is a belief that can not be proven
figure of speech
a word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be taken on a literal level
A printed note or definition placed below the text at the bottom of the page
words printed at the top of each page to aid users in finding entries
to use available evidence to form a conclusion; an educated guess
a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
to give information or facts