Learned AV Words
Terms in this set (50)
Expression that has a meaning different from the meaning of individual words (ex: chip on your shoulder).
A specific piece of information that supports a claim such as a fact, quote, example, statistic, or personal experience.
Writing meant to express thoughts/feelings, to inform/explain, to persuade, or to entertain.
The combination of ideas, values, feelings, and beliefs that influence the way a writer looks at a topic.
Most important idea about a topic that a writer conveys. Can be from an entire work or a paragraph. Usually supported by detail.
Briefly tell the main ideas of a piece of writing in one's own words.
Knowledge a reader already possesses about a topic.
The process of establishing specific reasons for reading of a text.
A statement that can be proved/verified and a statement that cannot be proved because it expresses a person's beliefs, feelings, or thoughts.
A logical guess that is made based on facts and one's own knowledge and experiences.
When one event brings about another; can also be a way of organizing a piece of writing; helps show relationships.
A reading strategy that involves using text clues to make a reasonable guess about what will happen next in the story.
Elements of a text (boldface, headings, captions) that help organize and call attention to important information.
Checking your comprehension as you read and modifying strategies to meet your needs.
Stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
Not stated directly, but understood in what is expressed.
Any information that helps prove a claim
Ability/power to affect thought, behavior, or development.
Arrangement of events by their order of occurrence. Used in fictional narratives or bios.
Identifying the similarities and differences of two or more subjects. Can also be a way to organize writing.
When you encounter unfamiliar words, you can use these to understand it; the words/phrases surrounding the unknown word provide hints to its meaning.
State of belief based on evidence, experience, and reasoning. Logically follows from the facts/statements on which it is based.
The way a writer creates/develops characters.
The side of an issue the author favors. Words with an extremely positive or negative connotation are a symbol.
To examine something carefully and to judge its value/worth.
Speaking or writing that expresses a position on a problem and supports it with reasons/evidence; often takes into account other points of view that (counterargument) that anticipates/answers objections that opponents might raise.
In an argument this is the writer's position on an issue or problem; may have more than one.
Art of swaying other's feelings/beliefs/actions; appeals to both the mind/emotions of readers.
Broad statement about a class or category of people/ideas/things based on a belief about some ideas/members.
A short account of an event that is usually intended to entertain or make a point. Can be a way to begin an essay.
Process used to search through a text for a particular fact or piece of information. When you scan, you sweep your eyes across the page.
Form of language that is spoken in a particular place or by a particular group of people; may feature unique pronunciations, vocabulary, and grammar.
The restating of information in one's own words.
Dangerous type of overgeneralization; can lead to unfair judgements of people based on ethnic background, race, or religion.
When words are used in an imaginative way to express ideas that are not literally true; used for comparison, emphasis, or emotional effect.
The ideas/feelings associated with a word as opposed to its dictionary definition.
The dictionary definition of a word.
Having a logical connection with something else.
Unique, clearly different.
To make known, express.
To separate or break apart into parts and then examine.
A strategy that helps readers understand or make clear what they are reading - usually done through re-reading, reading aloud, or discussion.
Of or relating to the 5 senses (touch, smell, sight, taste, hear).
Of/relating to the manner of organization.
Struggle of opposing forces; problem.
Conversation between two characters.
First stage of a story plot; provides background information and introduces setting, characters, and conflict.
Point of greatest interest in a story; usually occurs towards the end; conflict begins to be resolved.
End; conflict completely resolved and outcome is clear