35 terms

Academic Vocabulary 6th grade

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idiom
An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").
metaphor
comparison of two things without using "like" or "as" (her eyes were purple gems sparking with promise)
simile
comparison using "like" or "as" (I slept like a log)
flashback
a scene that interrupts the action of a work to show a previous event
foreshadowing
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
visualize
the ability to form mental images of things or events you read
personification
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
alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words (some smug slug swung by...)
onomatopoeia
words that imitate sounds (buzz, ding-dong)
rhyme
be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable
repetition
repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis
symbol
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.
fact
a statement that can be proved
opinion
A belief or view about something
generalization
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)
sequence
Order of events
inference
an educated guess drawn from evidence or reasoning
genre
a major category or type of literature
plot
the sequence of events in a story
rising action
events leading up to the climax
climax
the turning point of the story
resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
theme
Message or statement about life in the story
excerpt
a piece of a story
evaluate
judge how well something was done
justify
give a good reason to explain why you are doing something
viewpoint
someone's perspective
conflict
another word for the problem in a story

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