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CST 7th ELA Vocab

CST Vocabulary
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Passage/Excerpt
A smaller part of a larger reading
Root
a word part that has meaning by itself
Cause
reason
theme
overall message of a passage
thematic topic
the theme of a passage
conflict
..Internal or External problem.
point of view
...The Vantage point from which the story is told.
first person
...one of the characters ,using the personal pronoun I, is telling the story.
third person limited
...the narrator focuses on the thoughts and feelings of only one character.
third person omniscient
...narrator knows everything and narrator is not in the story.
narrator
...the person who tells the story
supports
...backs it up with fact or details
argument
...a position supported by evidence.
article
...newspaper or magazine
factual
...true or accurate
evidence
...a writer uses to support a position.
result
...effect or what happens
concludes
...ends or finishes
first person pronouns
...I,me,my,mine,we,us,our,ours.
third person pronouns
...he,him,his,she,her,hers,it,its,they,them,their,theirs.
events
...things that advance the story.
speaker
the voice talking in a poem.
stanza
in a poem a group of conescutive lines that forms a a single unit.
contain
..., include or contain
metaphor
an imaginative comparison between two unlike things in which one is said to be another thing
document
..., writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
primary
..., of primary importance
intent
..., An aim or purpose
technical
..., characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences
persuade
...to convince us to think or act in a certain way.
phrase
..., Any group of words that is missing either a Subject or a Verb.
contradicted
...opposite/ disagree
instruction book
...usually a technical item, how to use it
sales advertisement
...gives prices and locations : a consumer document
inform
...to give information
recall
...remember
introduction
...the begining, telling what you the text is about
main purpose
...The "Why it was written"
instruct
...give instructions, how to
narrative form
...Telling of a story :begining, middle,end
argue
...opposite opinion
excerpt
...a small piece of text from a bigger text
illustrates
...1. helps you picture or 2. actual picture
idiom
...non-related "fluffy" language : Piece of cake= very easy
Author's attitude
...Author's opinion towards the text.
objective (as a a character trait)
...Why the character acts the way they do. Character's goal
Purpose
...Reason
Selection
...Text, story, article,essay
Anecdote
...A short story used to support a main idea
Encounter
...meeting
Foreshadows
...Author gives a hint about what is going to happen
Assertion
...Claim or statement. Must be supported
Tone
...Dark/Light Funny/Sad the "feeling" of the text
Analogies
..., comparisons of similarities between unlike things
Setting
..., The time and place of a story
Dialogue
..., conversation between two or more people
Essay
..., an analytic or interpretive literary composition
Short Story
..., a prose narrative shorter than a novel
Novel
..., a extended fictional work in prose
Prose poem
..., is a compact and rhythmic composition written in a form of a paragraph. It uses vivid figures of speech
Features
..., traits or characteristics
Statement
..., a document showing credits and debits
Organization
..., an organized structure for arranging or classifying
Cause and Effect
..., The reason something happens and the result of it happening.
Compare and contrast
..., tell how things are alike and different
Process
..., a series of steps leading to a result
Step-by-step order
..., where actions must be performed in a specific order, ex. a recipe.
Issue
..., an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
Hyperbole
..., extreme exaggeration
Simile
..., comparison using like or as
Address
..., direct a question at someone
Section
..., a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
Inquire
..., conduct an inquiry or investigation of
Accurate
..., exactly correct
Category
..., a collection of things sharing a common attribute
Diagram
..., a drawing intended to explain how something works
Scrutinize
..., to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
Skim
..., reading or glancing through quickly
Prefix
..., an affix that added in front of the word
Word Choice
..., the vocabulary a writer chooses to convey meaning
Suffix
..., an affix that is added at the end of the word
transition
..., a word or phrase that links one idea to the next and carries the reader from sentence to sentence, paragraph to paragraph.
Outline
..., Use a specific and shortened form to organize main ideas, supporting details, and examples.
subject
..., who or what the sentence is about
Version
..., account or description from one point of view; interpretation
Suggest
..., make a proposal, declare a plan for something
Works Cited
..., a complete listing of references cited parenthetically in the report and keyed on a separate page
Bibliography
..., the written list of all the sources used in a report or book
Revision
..., the act of rewriting something
General
..., a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular)
Bulleted
..., list is a series of paragraphs, each beginning with a bullet character
Link
..., connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
Locate
Find
Style
..., a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
Facts
Something you can prove
Details
..., pieces of information that support or tell more about the main idea
Editor
..., a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication
Most logical
Makes the most sense
Punctuate
Adding periods, commas, etc.
In-text Citation
(Smith 49)
Concluding Sentence
The final/last sentence
Unify
Bring together
Phrase/fragment
Part of a sentence
Comma Splice
A comma placed at the end of a sentence rather than a period.
Previous/Prior
Before
Rough draft
Writing that has editing marks and is not final yet.
Traced
..., To follow the trail or tracks of; to locate.
Effective
It works well.
Manipulate
To change
Analyze
Think through and break into pieces.
Summarize
Tell a shorter version in your own words.
Evaluate
Judge its worth/importance
Formulate
Come up with or plan
Describe
Tell in your own words: who, what, where, when, why
Explain
Tell how
Support
Back up with details. How do you know? Tell why.
Predict
What do you think will happen next?
Contrast
How are they different?
Compare
How are they the same?