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Lesson 8: Writing Responses to Literature

common core: W 4.1 a-d, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9 a, 4.10; L 4.1 b & c; L 4.3 c, 4.5 a & b
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adage
an old familiar saying that expresses wisdom or a truth about human nature
characters
people or animals that take part in the action of a story
formal language
language used in school or business settings; words are usually carefully and accurately chosen
future progressive
a verb tense that indicates an ongoing action that will take place in the future, such as will be talking
helping verb
a verb used with another verb to indicate possibility, ability, impossibility, and necessity
idiom
a phrase that means something different from the literal, or dictionary, meaning of the words in it
linking words/phrases
words or phrases that connect ideas to make writing flow better
main idea
the most important idea in a story or article
metaphor
a kind of figurative language that compares two unlike things without using the word "like" or "as"
past progressive
a verb tense that indicates a past action that was happening while another action was taking place, such as "was talking"
present progressive
a verb tense that indicates an ongoing action in the present, such as "am talking"
progressive verb
a verb form used to express an ongoing action that doesn't have a specific end time
proverb
an old familiar saying that expresses wisdom or gives advice
response to literature
a type of writing in which the author describes and analyzes some aspect of a literary work
simile
a kind of figurative language that compares two unlike things using the word "like" or "as"
supporting details
the facts or other information an author includes to support a main idea