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Common Core ELA 6th grade Vocabulary Review

Common Core ELA 6th grade Vocabulary Review
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central idea
What the passage or text is mainly about
supporting details
Details that help to explain the central idea
key detail
Helps to support the central idea in an important way. Authors eloborate using examples or anecdotes.
anecdote
A little story or small piece of information
summarize
Tell in your own words what a passage is about including only the central idea and most important supporting details. Does not include opinions or judgement.
inference
Use your prior knowledge on the subject and information gained in your reading to draw an conclusion.
analysis of text
Detailed examination of text to decide what it means: word choice, character development, and plot.
figurative language
Words that may not literally mean what they say
connotative meaning
Word meanings that suggests something other than their literal meaning
denotative meaning
Dictionary meaning
simile
When you use words "like" or "as" to compare ideas
metaphor
When you compare ideas without using the words "like" or "as"
significance
A part of the story that is important
alliteration
Repetition of a single consonant letter in the alphabet (as in "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickle peppers.") or a combination of letters
onomatopoeia
Sound words that refer to the thing it is decribing like : "Six burgers were sizzling on the grill." "A snake slithered through the grass."
personification
Speaking of something that is not human as if it had human abilities and human reactions
hyperbole
Great exaggeration used to emphasize a point
idiom
Groups of words whose meaning is different from the ordinary meaning of the words. The context can help you understand the meaning. For example: "Put a lid on it." Our teacher tells us to put a lid on it. She's not really telling us to put a lid on something but to be quiet and pay attention.
author's purpose
Reason the author writes:entertain, persuade, or inform
text structure
The way a text is presented: introduction, headings and/or subheads, sentences that form paragraphs, and chapters.Develops ideas for the text.
tone
How the author feels (excited, silly, serious, or angry)
mood
How the text makes the reader feel
cause
What makes something happen
effect
What happens because of something happens
analogy
Relationship between to words:synonym, definition, antonym, etc.
compare
How are texts alike
contrast
How are texts different
characters
People, animals, or creatures in a story or drama
plot
Sequence of events that tell a story from beginning to end
conflict
Problem the character must resolve
exposition
Introduces important background information to the reader: information about the setting, events occurring before the main plot, characters, and etc.
rising action
Time character works to resolve the problem
climax
Turning point in story
falling action
Events that occur after the climax and the loose ends are being tied up and before the end of the story
resolution
Time when the conflict is resolved at the end of the story
evidence
Text that comes from the story used to support your analysis
theme
Main idea, moral, or message in apiece of writing. Think about character's actions, plot, and reapeating ideas in the story.
point of view
Perspective from which a story is told
narrator
Someone who tells the story
1st person point of view (narrator)
Uses I and is usually the main character in the story
2nd person point of view (narrator)
Narrator directs the reader as you
3rd person point of view (narrator)
Narrator is outside the story and uses he or she
stanza
A group of lines in a poem that look like a paragraph
static character
literary character who remains basically unchanged throughout a work
dynamic character
literary or dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change, as a change in personality or attitude: Ebeneezer Scrooge is a dynamic character.
flat character
minor character in a work of fiction who does not undergo substantial change or growth in the course of a story
round character
major character in a work of fiction who encounters conflict and is changed by it