51 terms

NWEA Language Usage RIT181-190

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action verb
a word that tells what action a person or thing is performing
address
speak to
audience
the intended reader of a piece
body
the central message of a communication
book report
writing giving a short summary of a book
book title
name of the book
brainstorm
the process of writing down ideas
business letter
a formal letter written by a company or an individual on a business-related subject
capitalize
write in capital letters
chronological order
the order in which events happen in time
closing
what you say before you sign your name. "sincerely, from, love, your friend etc."
colon
a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)
compound sentence
two independent clauses combined with a conjunction or a semicolon
detail
This is a piece of information that is used to support a main idea.
diagram
a drawing that explains something
diary
a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
draft
beginning version of a written work
exclamatory sentence
a sentence expressing strong feeling, usually punctuated with an exclamation mark
fact
a statement that can be proved
fairy tale
often begin with "Once Upon A Time" or "Long, long ago...."; includes a good and bad(evil) character; Includes magic or something enchanted; Involves a problem to be solved and the good people live happily ever after; setting is in a forest or a castle.
friendly letter
a letter to someone you know
heading
a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
hyphen
a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
indent
the space between the margin and where the text begins
journal
a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
list
to write down informaton in an organized way
main heading
tells what a text is about
main topic
what the entire piece of writing is mostly about
narrative
writing that tells a story
noun
names a person, place, thing, or idea
nursery rhyme
a short, rhymed poem or tale for children
outline
written list of important parts of an essay or speech
passage
a section of text
past tense
a verb that tells something that happened in the past; EX: Dana LAUGHED at the jokes.
play
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
plural
the form of a word that is used to represent more than one
predicate
The part of a sentence containing a verb and stating something about the subject (EX: went home in the sentence John went home.)
publish
to print and distribute something to the public
punctuate
insert punctuation marks into
revise
to look back and change; to correct and improve
run-on sentence
combining two independent clauses without correct punctuation and/or a conjunction.
semicolon
a punctuation mark (;) used to connect independent clauses
signature
your name written in your own handwriting
singular
the form of a word that is used to represent one
stanza
a group of lines in a poem
subject
tells who or what the sentence is about
title
the name of a book, composition, or other artistic work
describe
explain something: to give an account of something by giving details of its characteristics
topic sentence
asentence intended to express the main idea in a paragraph or passage
where
in or at or to what place
writing process
A series of steps that a writer uses to help organize and construct a piece of writing.; planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing