27 terms

TN Academic Vocabulary: Language Arts

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affix
attach or become attached to a stem word
almanac
an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year
analogy
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
appositive
A word or phrase that follow a noun or pronoun for emphasis or clarity
caption
brief description accompanying an illustration
chronology
a record of events in the order of their occurrence
clause
(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
common feature
shared quality, characteristic, part
criticism
disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
dialect
the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
edit
prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting
literal vs. figurative
real term vs. cannot be taken literally
log
a written record of messages sent or received
mythology
the study of myths
oral tradition
stories passed down through generations by word of mouth
paraphrase
express the same message in different words
phrases
groups of words that act as a unit and convey meaning
plagiarism
a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
poetic element
A literary element that is found within a poem such as: alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, repetitions, rhyme, rhythm, simile, etc.
propaganda devices
Techniques designed to unfairly influence the reader to accept their point of view.
proverb
a wise or profound saying
relevant
having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
irrelevant
having nothing to do with the subject
rephrasing
changing a particular word or phrase
stress
difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
tabloid
sensationalist journalism
textual features
uses index, table of contents, guide words, alphabetical/numerical order
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