parts added to the beginning (prefix) or end (suffix) of a root word to create new words.
a word used when saying how two things are alike or different
are used to connect words or groups of words
language that is used in writing to produce images in a reader's mind and to express ideas in fresh, vivid, and imaginative ways
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
an expression having a special meaning different from the usual meanings of the words (example - "hit the road")
Not expressed by words, but presumed from facts, acts, or circumstances.
(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
Words to express emotions: Examples: wow! My Goodness! Ouch!
The first paragraph of an essay in which a background of the theme is given in an attention-grabbing way.
central ideas the writer wishes to express either in an entire story or just a paragraph
a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things without the use of such specific words of comparison as like, as, than, or resembles
a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious
the formation of a word, as cuckoo or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
when we get up in front of the class and speak Ex. Current Events Articles
a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
Point of View
the perspective from which the writer tells the story (1st, 2nd, 3rd person; omniscient, limited omniscient)
word used to show the relationship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentence. Examples: in, under, near, behind, to, from, over
a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
marks which are used to separate words into sentences, phrases, and clauses. They make is easier to understand what you are reading. Some examples are the period (.), question mark (?), exclamation point (!), comma (,), and semicolon(;).
A book or any form of INFORMATION (e.g., Internet, Encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs) that contains facts.
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
reference info such as author name, full title of the work, publication year etc.
of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme; extreme
the main idea the author is trying to get across in a written work
something we can picture in our minds