38 terms

NWEA Language Usage RIT 191-200

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abbreviate
to shorten by leaving out certain parts
adjective
a word that describes a noun
adverb
a word that describes a verb
advertise
to make something known generally or in public, especially in order to sell it
argument
a statement put forth and supported by evidence
article
a part of a document, that deals with a single subject
author's purpose
the author's intent either to inform/teach, to entertain, or to persuade/convince the audience
bibliography
the written list of all the books or sources used in a report or book
biography
story of a person's life written by another person
book review
an article describing and judging a new book based on opinion
cause and effect
a text structure that tells why something happens
character
an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
classified ad
a short advertisement for a product or service that is typically grouped with announcements for other products or services of the same kind.
clause
a grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb
compare
qualities that are comparable or similar
compare and contrast
a text structure that tells how two or more things, people, places, or ideas are alike and different
composition
the act of creating written works
conclusion
a judgment based on the information obtained
creative writing
provides the opportunity to play with language, to express emotions, to articulate stories, or to develop a drama for others to enjoy
data
a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
description
a statement that represents something in words
descriptive writing
writing with vivid details; does 3 things: uses the senses (touch, smell, sight, hearing), is specific, and creates a picture in the mind of the reader
dictionary
a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
drama
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
ending
the final part of something
explanation
a statement that makes things clear or easier to understand
expository
the purpose of the author is to inform, explain, describe, or define his or her subject to the reader
expository writing
writing that explains, informs, or presents information
fantasy
highly imaginative writing that contains elements not found in real life
fiction
a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
figurative language
language that contains figures of speech, such as metaphor, simile, personification, etc.
folk tale
An account, legend, or story that is passed along orally from generation to generation.
form
the shape or structure of a literary work
future tense
tells that something will happen in the future; uses WILL with the verb; EX: Dena WILL LAUGH at the jokes.
grammar
a system of rules in a language
graphic organizer
a visual aid to help organize information
imperative sentance
a sentance that gives a command, tells someone to do something; ends with a period or exclamation mark
introduction
the beginning of a written work that explains what will be found in the main part
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