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Bellwork review Swain 2014 grammar and vocabulary

adjective, verb, adverb, linking verb, vocab words comma phrase, sentence, clause
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An adjective
describes a noun
A verb
is an action word
An adverb
describes a verb, adjective or another adverb; usually ends in 'ly'. Tells where, when, how, how often or how much.
A linking verb
describes or renames the subject. m
propose
offer an idea, suggest
interpret
make sense of, explain
rhetorical
art of using language for effect, use language skillfully
relevant
having to do with, related to something in someway
epilogue
concluding part of a literary work, conclusion
A phrase
can have a subject OR a verb but NOT both
A clause
must have a subject AND a verb that work together
A phrase
a group of words that DOES NOT express a complete thought
A comma
is used to separate street, town/city, state, country.
A comma
is used after the greeting in a FRIENDLY letter and in the closing of ALL letters.
A comma
is used between words in a series after the last thing in a series.
eg: I need one banana, three strawberries, and one apple for my salad.
judge
to form an opinion
denotation
the literal definition or meaning of a word
connotation
something suggested by a word or thing; implied
bias
particular tendency or inclination, especially one that prevents impartial consideration
Independent clause
has a subject and verb, that work together, and expresses a complete thought
Dependent Clause
has a subject and verb, that work together, but does NOT express a complete thought
realistic fiction
told in 1st or 3rd POV, has an authentic setting, at least one character has a conflict, and characters are like people you could meet
biography
has a strong hook, personal information, important events, personality and characteristics, quotes, and how they impacted the world
sequence
the order in which events happen
main idea
what a story is about; the main points, contents and plot
theme
the moral, message or lesson learned from a story, it is a debatable opinion, is implied..not stated
context clues
help you figure out the definition of a word
inferencing
what you can guess based on your background knowledge and text clues
a compound sentence
is made up of two independent clauses (each with a subject and ver that work together) joined by a coordinating conjunction or semi colon.
claim
a statement of belief; my opinion
argument
supports a claim; want three to four to support your claim
historical fiction
takes place in the past, setting and events are based on fact, characters can be based on real people OR made up, dialogue is made up, information about this time needs to be authentic