Academic Vocabulary 2 - Sixth Grade
Less casual than informal language **Does not use slang words, contractions, or first person pronouns such as "I" and "we"
More casual and spontaneous than formal language **Used when texting or writing personal e-mails
A statement or assertion that is open to challenge and that requires support
a position taken by someone with an opposing viewpoint
This is your response to the counterclaim. It further supports your claim.
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling (Examples: similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeias, idioms, etc.)
Language that appeals to the five senses.
Personal writing that covers an event in the writer's life
Evidence from the reading selection that proves the answer to a question about the text.
To give special attention to something, to stress
Looking forward to with great interest or desire
Unwilling, holding back
A feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen
Opposite; completely different
To make known
Add to, enhance
An event that causes an important change; the climax