Academic Vocabulary 6th grade

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An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").


comparison of two things without using "like" or "as" (her eyes were purple gems sparking with promise)


comparison using "like" or "as" (I slept like a log)


a scene that interrupts the action of a work to show a previous event


the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot


the ability to form mental images of things or events you read


A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes

1st person point of view

point of view when the narrator is a character in the story (I, me, we, our)

3rd person point of view

point of view when a narrator is NOT involved in the story; uses "he," "she," "they


the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words (some smug slug swung by...)


words that imitate sounds (buzz, ding-dong)


be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable


repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis


anything that stands for or represents something else

authors purpose

The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)

cause and effect

The reason something happens and the result of it happening.

compare and contrast

finding similarities and differences between 2 things

draw conclusions

To put together what you know with given or learned information and make sense of it.


a statement that can be proved


A belief or view about something


a conclusion that is used to make a broad statement about a topic or person

main idea

What the passage is mostly about (like the topic)


Order of events


an educated guess drawn from evidence or reasoning


a major category or type of literature


the sequence of events in a story

rising action

events leading up to the climax


the turning point of the story


End of the story where loose ends are tied up


Message or statement about life in the story


a piece of a story


judge how well something was done


give a good reason to explain why you are doing something


someone's perspective


another word for the problem in a story

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