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6th Grade SBAC ELA Vocabulary Mrs. Lenz
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having more than one paragraph
a picture you create in your mind from reading or hearing something
To change in order to improve or to include new information
state or assert that something is the case
Details that relate to or describe actual specific things or events
A struggle between opposing forces
a passage taken from a book,article,etc.;
Having more than one meaning--bark--part of a tree or the sound a dog makes
writing that tells a story
The person telling the story
Information obtained through the senses.
A belief or view about something
(v.) to restate in other words; (n.)a statement that presents a given idea in new language
a small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit, typically forming a component of a clause
Sequence of events in a story
point of view
The perspective from which a story is told
A Web log, which is a journal or newsletter that is updated frequently and published online.
to speak against; to say the opposite
The base word you start with before adding prefixes or suffixes
Descriptive language that attempts to invoke one or more of the five senses.
sequence of events
the order of events--timeline--plot
The context in time and place in which the action of a story occurs.
read or glance through quickly: scan
A book, article, person, or other resource consulted for information.
A group of lines in a poem
The author's choices regarding language, sentence structure, voice, and tone in order to communicate with the reader.
verb - briefly retelling in your own words the main ideas and most important details
Details that help to explain the central idea/topic sentence
A word that means the same as another word
The way in which an author presents the information in his/her story or article. Some of the most common text structures are: chronological order, problem and solution, cause and effect, compare and contrast
logical sequence of events
a plot order that makes sense (chronological order for example)
taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas
Helps to support the central idea in an important way. Authors elaborate using examples or anecdotes.
Give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion.
the ending of a story that resolves the problem or conflict
details that make the story seem real or true
To find the similarities and differences between two things.
a live or video taped performance on a stage (play) using props and costumes
A collection of related webpages with a starting point or home page.
a recording of voices, sounds, and music to tell a story (no visual)
To form a mental image of; imagine.
Credible sources; sources you can believe (NOT FOX NEWS)
the subject treated in a paragraph or work
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.
The name of a story, article, etc. that gives the main idea.
Central idea of a work of literature
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
The systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
Represent or identify by using a symbol
Connected with or related to the matter at hand
a connection between two things or two people
To bring up; to mention; allusion
a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker
The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain)
the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
a visual representation of something
The formulation and organization of ideas preparatory to writing
Specific language and vocabulary that clearly communicate the writer's ideas to the reader.
What the author is trying to teach the reader; theme
Focus statement of an essay; premise statement upon which the point of view or discussion in the essay is based.
capitalization, grammar, format, punctuation in writing
Sources that can be reasonably trusted to be accurate and objective.
to explain your thoughts with a lot of detail and precision
Conversation between characters
the first attempt to write a story, essay, etc. before revising
prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting
An article giving opinions or perspectives
a short piece of writing on a particular subject.
establish a claim
to state what you believe and then support it with evidence
proof, quotes from the text, references showing the truth of a claim
a specific case used to illustrate or represent a group of people, ideas, conditions, experiences, or the like
A method of narration in which present action is temporarily interrupted so that the reader can witness past events
direct one's attention on something; example, the focus the the story was "how to improve schools"; main idea
subject/verb agreement, proper tense, order of words in a sentence; proper use of pronouns
a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
valuing all people regardless of their differences
A logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience.
To weave the quotations, examples, details, or evidence into the paper
The process of assigning meaning to information that has been selected for attention and organized
The beginning of the story where the characters and the setting is revealed.
an important event in a story--the baby being stillborn in Walk Two Moons
logical progression of ideas
An order in writing that Creates a Flow for the reader.
transitions in writing
words that connect ideas in a story that help if flow like: therefore, consequently, as a result, in fact, So, However, Ultimately, Finally, Initially
a lot of disagreement or argument about something, usually because it affects or is important to many people
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