word that means the oppostie of another word
other words in a sentence or passage which help you figure out the meaning
the way people in a particular area or place speak EX: y'all instead of you
language or special terminology used by a particular group of people, often related to their work EX: medical terms used by people working in medical field
form of writing EX: poem, short story
having the precise, stated meaning of a word
not having the exact, stated meaning of a word EX: He is driving me up a wall.
a syllable (or several syllables) at the beginning of a word which changes its meaning
to review a passage quickly looking for key information
to read quickly for the main idea of a passage
terms which refer to a certain content area
a syllable (or several syllables) at the end of a word which changes its meaning or part of speech
A word having the asmae meaning, or nearly the same meaning, as another word
an expression which is hard to understand because it cannot be defined
developing a character in a story by describing appearance, revealing thoughts, or letting the character speak
a decision you reach based upon what you have read and learned
expressions which have exact, precise meanings EX: a 76-story building, half past midnight
suggested meaning of an expression EX: a well-worn armchair could be comfort
the direct, specific meaning of an expression EX: well-worn armchair is simply a shabby piece of furniture
broad overall statement concerning a particular topic
an educated guess based on the clues the author has planted
facts, data; the things you need to know
the idea that the author is chiefly interested in supporting
words which are meant to appeal to your emotions, or carry with them multiple meanings that are meant to influence your opinion EX: cigarettes "cancer sticks"
the most important idea that is supported by the rest of the paragraph or passage
main events in a story; what happened to whom and in what order
point of view
perspective from which the story is presented
an assumption you make about what will logically happen next
time and place of action in a story
the big idea of a story which connects the character, setting, and plot
reference to something else EX: A character might say she was ready to build an Ark after the rain.
a logical series of statements leading from a premise to a conclusion
the intentional message a writer wants to convey to readers; why the author is writing this
persuasion which claims that something is attracting growing support EX: "Everybody's doing it"
the problem a character in a story faces
small,but important, bits of information
persuasion aimed at your feelings
persuasion aimed at your sense of wanting to do what is right, fair, or honest
persuasion which includes the words of someone who is considered to be an authority on the subject
something that is true
an excerpt which is written to provide facts, data, and things you need to know
a persuasive attempt aimed at your ability to reason and make judgment
the reasons that people or characters act as they do
a belief, which may or may not be based on fact
persuasive technique which aims its attack at an individual's private life
an excerpt which is written to convince or change the reader's mind
information designed to promote a cause or spread an idea, and usually to damage the opposing side
saying something over and over in an attempt to persuade
a stated question that is not really intended to be answered but is asked to make a point
a persuasive statement in which you explain the benefits you have received
relating the text to your own life experiences
connecting common themes between texts
relating the text to real world issues
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