Important Vocabulary

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Fiction
writing that is made up or imaginary
Non-fiction
writing that is true, real people, real events
Narrative
a story
Eyewitness account
to see something with your own eyes and then write it down
Drama
a play, shows a story through acting
Poetry
writing that plays around with sounds, rhythms, and rhymes of words; uses figurative language; creates a picture in your mind
Memoir
autobiography, personal experiences (memory)
Summary
the short version of a text
Order form
a document that shows the sale of items
Menu
list of food and prices at restaurants
Schedule
a list of times and events
Recipe
directions for making something (food)
Make-believe
imaginary or made-up, FICTION
Biography
an account of someone's life written by another person
Autobiography
an account of someone's life written by that person
Article
a nonfiction report or text on a topic
clarify
to make clear or understandable
significant
important
communicate
to make known
assume
to take for granted without proof
apply
to put to use; to put into effect
connect
to associate or put together
conclude
to think about and then decide
construct
to build something (mentally or physically)
convince
to persuade; to make someone agree
define
give the meaning of
develop
to grow or change; make something new
discuss
speak with others; talk; debate
elaborate
to add details
emphasize
to single out as important
identify
to name or recognize; consider as similar to someone else
investigate
to study in order to prove something
justify
to show to be right
predict
what will happen next
present
to show or give
react
to show a response to something
relate
to make a connection
represent
to take the place of
select
to choose
solve
to find the meaning or solution of
state
to express in words
illustration
a picture or drawing
details
fact or information that backs up the main idea
mainly
for the most part
approximately
about; close to
based on
according to what's said
according to
based on what's said
instance
an occurrence of something; example
impact
influence or affect strongly
characteristics
traits of a character or text
character
an imaginary person in a work of fiction