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What you should know on STAAR grade 7 writing and reading terms
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Repeating the same sound at the beginning of several words in a phrase or sentence. For example, "The bees buzzed in the back of the blue barn."
To study something carefully
The readers of a written work
The reason why an author is writing a text. For example, the author may be writing to persuade, to entertain, to describe, or to explain
A strong feeling for or against without reason; prejudice
During prewriting, a writer will group together ideas for a writing piece. The ideas are organized by main idea and supporting details.
The words that come before and after a particular word or phrase in a piece of writing. Context helps to explain its full meaning.
The rules of Standard English usage, such as capitalization, punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling.
a piece of writing that is believable
a sentence that makes a statement and ends with a period.
Using vivid and powerful words to create a clear picture of a person, place, thing, or idea.
To tell or describe things in writing
A stage in the writing process. The writing piece is not in its final form; it still needs to be revised and edited.
In the writing process, to check the writing for correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, usage, paragraph indention, neatness, and legibility (able to read the author's writing). editing usually occurs in the final part of the writing process
short piece of writing that gives the author's opinion on a certain subject. Examples of an essay may be how to do something, comparison and contrast or cause and effect.
sentence that shows strong feelings or excitement. Ends with an exclamation point !
piece of writing that explains an idea and informs the reader
Made up story. Fiction has a title, named characters, and events that detail what happens.
Also known as figures of speech; an expression in which words are used in an imaginative or colorful way. For example "It's raining cats and dogs!" is a figure of speech (idiom). Metaphors, personification, similes, hyperbole, etc. are also figures of speech.
An interruption in the present action of a story to flash backward and tell what happened at an earlier time.
When the writer keeps his/her purpose clear all through his or her writing
Giving hints or clues of what might happen at a future time in the story
Kind of prewriting in which the writer drafts quickly, without stopping, editing or self-correcting, to see what he or she knows, thinks, or feels.
Putting literary and informational works into categories (e.g. drama, essay, biography, autobiography, mystery, poetry).
Using words that help produce pictures in the mind.
Sentence that gives a command or makes a request.
To read something and draw conclusions about an object person, or event.
Sentence that asks a question and ends with a question mark ?
Main reason a piece of writing was written. Usually the main idea is found in the first sentence of each paragraph
Type of writing. Examples of modes of writing include narratives, retelling, journals, letters, directions, invitations, thank you notes, summaries, informational reports, and persuasive letters
Feeling or emotion the reader gets from a piece of writing.
Writing about a series of events in a purposeful order (sequence) to tell a story; the writing can be fiction or factual. A narrative contains a plot, characters, setting, dialogue, chronological sequence, and theme.
Writing about real people, places, and things that are true
Name of a person, place or thing
The use of words in which the sounds of the word suggest the sound associated with it. For example buzz, hiss, splat
A group of sentences that are about a main idea. You can tell when a new paragraph begins when the first words of the sentence is indented or if a line space is inserted between sections of writing (typing)
To restate the ideas of a text in your own words.
Writing that may change the thinking of a reader or may move the reader to action
occurs in the early stages of writing when the writer pulls together ideas and a purpose for the written piece
series of events that make up a story
Point of view:
The way a story is told; it could be in the first person, omniscient, or third person limited
Prefix: a gr
group of letters added to the beginning of a word. For example, untie, rebuild, preteen
Word that links another word or group of words to other parts of the sentence. Examples are: in, on, of, at, by, between, outside, etc.
the thinking and planning the writer does before drafting. Prewriting includes considering the topic, audience, and purpose; gathering information; choosing a form (mode); determining the role of the writer; making a plan.
a writing task. On STAAR students will be instructed to write to a specific topic
A word that refers to a particular person, place or thing and takes the place of a noun
Editing a written work
The final writing draft shared with the audience.
Sources used for writing that are trustworthy
To rework your writing to improve it
On STAAR, multiple-choice questions with four possible answer choices. The student will choose one correct answer from the four choices
A group of words that express a complete thought. It has a subject and a verb.
A way of writing that is individual to the writer, such as the writer's choice of words, phrases and images.
A group of letters added to the end of a word. For example: teacher, colorful, sugarless, etc.
A retelling of what happens in a story in a short way by telling the main ideas, not details.
central or main idea of a picee of writing
How the writer feels about a subject. Such as happy, sad, hopeful, angry, helpful, etc.
Sentence that states the main idea of the paragraph
word that links ideas together
word that shows action or being
opinion of the author that comes through in the writing.
graphic organizer created by the writer during prewriting. A web is used to gather and connect facts, ideas, concepts, and words.
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