70 terms

All Grade 6 ELA Words (Lists 1, 2, and 3 Combined + Extra Words)

STUDY
PLAY
accounts
stories
analyze
to break down into its constituents parts and examine them; determine meaning from
anecdote
a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature
antagonist
a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another
bias
a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion
central
principal; chief; dominant; main
characterization
the method a writer uses to develop characters
cite
to quote specifically, recall
climax
the high point, or turning point, in a story; most intense point near the end of the story
compare
examine in order to note likenesses between two things or what they have in common
conclusion
the end or close of a literary work
conflict
the struggle between opposing forces that moves the plot forward
connotation
the attitudes and feelings associated with a word
construct
to build or form by putting together parts
context
the parts of a written or a spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect
contrast
examine in order to note the significant differences between two things
convey
to communicate or make known
denotation
the literal or dictionary definition of a word
describe
to tell or show with written or spoken words; point out facts or details
details
elements that support ideas; smaller elements of structure
determine
to decide or conclude through reasoning or observation
dialogue
conversation between two or more people that advances the action
distinguish
to set apart as different; characterize
drama
a play
effective
producing the intended or expected result
elaborate
marked by intricate and often excessive detail
episodes
an incident, scene, etc., within a narrative
evaluate
to make a judgement, to set a value on
evidence
facts, figures, details, and quotations, or other sources of data and information that provide support for claims
explain
to make plain or clear
explicit
clear, leaving no room for interpretation, leaving nothing merely implied
external
situated or being outside something; used to describe conflict outside a character
figurative language
based in figures of speech, usually metaphorical; not literal; expand meaning
flashback
an event or scene taking place before the present time is inserted chronologically
folktale
a short narrative handed down through oral tradition
footnote
an explanatory or documenting note or comment at the bottom of a page
foreshadowing
a writer's use of hints or clues to indicate events that will occur in a story
genre
a distinctive literary type
genre
a category of literature; main genres are fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama
glossary
a list of terms in a special subject, field, or area of usage, with accompanying definitions
identify
to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing
imagery
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
impact
to have an effect on; influence; alter
implicit
implied, rather than expressly stated
inference
drawing a conclusion based on what is stated and your background knowledge
internal
of or situated on the inside
interpret
to give or provide the meaning of
introduction
a preliminary part, as of a book, musical composition, or the like, leading up to the main part.
limited
confined within limits; restricted (refers to point of view)
mood
a prevailing emotional tone or general attitude
narrator
a person who gives an account or tells the story of events, experiences, etc.
objective
not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts (point of view)
omniscient
all-knowing (used to describe point of view)
organization
structure or composition
perspective
a position from which something is considered or evaluated; standpoint
plot
the action or sequence of events in a story; made up of the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution
prefix
a word part that is added to the beginning of a base word that usually changes the meaning of the root/base word
protagonist
main character or hero of a story
purpose
the reason an author writes; Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, or to Describe
reveal
to make known; display
specific
specified, precise, or particular
structure
essential elements of something; the relationship or organization of component parts
suffix
a word part that is added to the end of a root word and establishes that word's part of speech
summary
a presentation of the essential components of something, usually chronologically
support
to back up, justify your answer, opinion, or claim
symbol
a person, place, or object that represents something beyond itself
textual
of or relating to a text
theme
a central idea or lesson learned
tone
an expression of a writer's attitude toward a subject
universal
a unifying or dominant idea or motif. Often the answer to the question, "What did I learn?"