13 terms

WIS Anderson 2015 - figurative language, reading skills

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claim
a statement of belief; my opinion
main idea
what a story is about; the main points, contents and plot
inference
use what you already know and clues to make an educated guess
comma rules
use to:
separate items in a series
separate introductory words or phrases
separate streets, towns, states, country names, the
day of the month, and the year
capitalization rules
*proper nouns (places: Skyzone, names: Kevin, companies: Walgreens, address: (street) Shamrock Blvd., (city) Westfield, (state) Indiana
*beginning of sentence
*months and days of the week
*beginning and main words in titles (A Lion in the Jungle)
*name/profession titles: Mrs. Patchett, Dr. Smith
simile
comparison between two unlike objects using like or as
"The log in the pond looked like an alligator."
metaphor
comparison between two unlike objects NOT using like or as
"The boy was a cheetah in the race."
personification
give human characteristics to something that is not human.
"The tree danced in the wind"
imagery
using words to create a picture (sensory experience) in your mind.
"The leaves tumbled and twirled as the wind blew them down the road."
Idiom
An expression that does not mean what the words say.
"When dad found out, he blew his top."
Hyperbole
An extreme exaggeration
"Mrs. Paul had a gazillion problems on the math test."
Oxymoron
Two opposite words in a phrase or sentence
Jumbo shrimp
Original copy
Awfully nice
Pretty ugly
Theme
Central message of story