6th Grade Academic Vocabulary Words- 45 words
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A short account of an event that is usually intended to entertain or make a point. It is a way to begin an essay.
Speaking or writing that expresses a position on a problem and supports it with reasons and evidence. Often takes into account other points of view, anticipating and answering objections and opponents might raise.
A reading strategy that helps readers understand or make clear what they are reading. Readers usually accomplish this by reading, reading aloud, or discussing.
The combination of ideas, values, feelings, and beliefs that influences that way the writer looks at a topic.
Writing meant to express thoughts or feelings, to inform or explain, to persuade ,or to entertain.
The side of an issue that the author favors. Words with an extremely positive or negative connotation are a signal.
When one event brings about another. It can also be a way of organizing a piece of writing. It helps writers show the relationship between events or ideas.
Arrangement of events by their order of occurrence. This type of organization is used in fictional narratives and in historical writing, biography, and autobiography.
In an argument, this is the writer's position on an issue or problem. A writer may have more than one in a text.
Identifying the similarities and difference of two or more objects. It is also a pattern of organizing a piece of writing.
When you encounter unfamiliar words, you can use these to understand it. They are the words and phrases surrounding the word that provide hints about the word's meaning.
When words are used in an imaginative way to express ideas that are not literally true. It is used for comparison, emphasis, and emotional effect.
Form of language that is spoken in a particular place or by a particular group of people. May feature unique pronunciations, vocabulary, and grammar.
A specific piece of information that supports a claim. Can take the form of a fact, a quotation, an example, a statistic, or a personal experience.
Statement that can be proved or verified and a statement that cannot be proved because it expresses a person's belief's feelings, or thought.
A logical guess that is made based on facts and one's own knowledge and experience.
The most important idea about a topic that a writer or speaker conveys. It can be of an entire work or just a paragraph. It is typically supported by details.
It is the strategy of checking your comprehension as you and modifying the strategies you are using to suit your needs. This often includes the following strategies: questioning, clarifying, visualizing, predicting, connecting, and rereading.
The elements of a text, such as boldface type, headings, and subheadings, that help organize and call attention to important information. Italic type, bulleted or numbered lists, sidebars, and graphic aids such as charts, tables, timelines, illustrations, and photographs are also considered to fit this idea.
Unique, clearly different.
Stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
Not stated directly, but understood in what is expressed.
state of belief based on evidence, experience, and reasoning. It logically follows from the facts of statements upon which it is based.
ideas and feelings association with a word as opposed to its dictionary meaning
the dictionary meaning of a word
expressions that have a meaning different from the meaning of its individual words
to examine something carefully and judge its value and worth
traits, or distinguishing characteristics of something
Any information that helps prove a claim.
Restating of information in your own words
The art of swaying others feelings, beliefs, or actions. It normally appeals to the mind or emotions of the reader
The knowledge a reader already possesses about a topic. This info might come from personal, experience, expert accounts, books, films or other sources
To briefly retell the main idea of a piece of writing in ones's own words
A dangerous type of over-generalization. It can lead to unfair judgements of people based on their ethnicity, their beliefs, practices or appearances.
To separate or break into parts and examine
A reading strategy that involves using text clues to make a reasonable guess about what will happen next in a story.
The way a writer creates and develops characters. (There are 4 methods)
To make known; express.
Having a logical connection with something else.
Of or relating to the senses.
Of or relating to the manner of organization.
A struggle between opposing forces. A problem.
The first stage of a typical story plot. It provides important background information and introduces the setting and important characters. The conflict may also be introduced.
The point of greatest interest in a story. It usually occurs towards the end of a story. In this part, the conflict is resolved and the outcome of the plot becomes clear.
Stage of the plot where the conflict of the story is worked out.