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Academic Vocabulary Vocabulary Research and Media Logic and Informational Text Literature
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What is foreshadowing?
author's hints and clues about what might happen later in the story
100
What is a synonym?
a word that has a similar meaning to another word
100
What are primary sources?
interviews, letters, diaries, newspapers, and personal narratives
100
What is a prediction?
making an educated guess about what will happen in a story
100
What is a pun?
Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I'll show you A Flat minor.
200
What is tone?
the writer's attitude towards his or her audience and subject
200
What is a prefix?
a group of letters added to the beginning of a word that can change its meaning
200
What is a focused research topic?
the least broad topic; narrowed down; able to successfully write about
200
What is the persuasive device of plain folks?
a typical family being shown going on a vacation in a Toyota Sienna
200
What is third person omniscient point of view?
The All-Seeing-Eye... knows the thoughts and feelings of all characters in the story
300
What is the climax?
the turning point of the story; point of highest tension
300
What is a foreign phrase?
a foreign word or expression that one country takes from another to use in their everyday language
300
What is the least reliable source?
supermarket tabloid
300
What are examples of text features?
title, caption, index, heading, footnote
300
What is an example of internal rhyme?
The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plains.
400
What is an inference?
a conclusion drawn from evidence or reasoning; reading between the lines
400
What is a social mistake?
faux pas
400
What are secondary sources?
reference books, periodicals, biographies
400
What are the ways informational text can be organized?
chronological, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, sequential, and problem-solution
400
What are different genres?
poetry, drama, novel, biography, short stories, nonfiction, and fairy tales
500
What is connotation?
emotional associations with a word
500
What are context clues?
ways to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words
500
What are person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology?
the four types of conflict
500
What is deductive reasoning?
generally accepted to be true---to a specific incident...
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What is an implied theme?
a universal message about life that is shown through symbols, metaphors, similes, imagery and is not directly stated






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