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Academic Vocabulary 2 - Sixth Grade

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