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Quarter1 Test Review

Communication Arts Quarter 1 Review

Conflict A problem a character faces
Plot The made-up series of events that describe how the conflict progresses
Setting Where and when the story takes place
Mood The overall feeling that the work conveys
Narrator A speaker
Point of View A certain perspective
First Person Point of View A perspective of a character that is IN THE STORY
Third Person Point of View The perspective of a narrator who IS NOT IN THE STORY
Theme Central Message (Moral)
Style A characteristic way of using language and expressing ideas.
Short Story A brief work of fiction that focuses on one main plot around one conflict and can be read in one sitting
Novels Longer works of fiction that contain plots, subplots, or related stories
Novellas Works of fiction that are shorter than novels but longer than short stories
Historical Fiction Literature that draws in part of real people and events to tell invented stories
Biographies Tell the story of someones life and are told from the perspective of someone else
Autobiographies and Memoirs Tell the story of the author's life and reflect the writer's thoughts and feelings about events.
Letters Written forms of communication from one person to another.
Journal/Diary Records of the daily events and the writers thoughts/feelings about them.
Essay/Artical Brief written works about a specific topic. Their purpose might be to explain, to persuade, or to inform.
Informal Text Written documents we come across everyday. For example, textbooks, applications, articles and instructions are informal texts.
Anticipate To look forward to, expect
Modify To change
Verify To confirm
Preview Looking at graphic representations and text structures such as transitions, photos, and organization.
Formulate A prediction based on what you know about the topic.
Text Feature Things that guide you through a section. Text features include all the components of a story or article that are not the main body of text. These include the table of contents, glossary, headings, bold words, pictures, and captions.
Common Noun Names of anyone of a group of people, places, things or ideas.
Proper Noun Names a specific person, place, thing or ideas.
Noun Words that name people, places, things or ideas.
Concrete Noun Names of people, places, or things that can be perceived with the five senses.
Abstract Noun Names ideas, beliefs, qualities, or concepts- things that cannot be perceived by the senses.
Possessive Noun Nouns used to show ownership or belonging,
Singular Possessive Noun Nouns where you add an apostrophe and an 's'
Plural Possessive Noun Nouns where you add an apostrophe after an 's'
Plural Noun Refers to more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
Action Verb A verb that indicates action
Linking Verb A verb that connects the subject with a word that describes it or identifies the subject.
Principal Parts Present (basic form), the present participle, the past and the past participle
Irregular Verbs Verbs whose past and past participle forms do not follow a predictable form
Subject/Verb Agreement Sentence must contain at least one subject and a verb.
Simple Sentence A single independent clause
Verbs- Simple Tenses Present, past and future tense
Verbs- Perfect Tenses Describes an action that was or will be completed at a certain time.
Character Traits Qualities, attitudes, and values that a character possesses, such as dependability.
Characterization The way or ways in which a writer reveals a character.
Direct Characterization The writer comes right out and tells you what a character is like
Indirect Characterization The writer hints at what a character is like. Sharing the character's actions, presenting the characters thoughts/feelings.
Personal Pronoun A pronoun used in place of a noun in a sentence. They change their form, or case, depending on how they function in a sentence.
Nominative Case Pronoun Used when the pronoun is the subject of a verb. Ex: They
Objective Case Pronoun Used when the pronoun is used as a direct of indirect object (i.e. it)
Possessive Case Pronoun Used to show ownership (Ex: her)
Reflexive Pronoun Reflects the action of the verb back to the subject. They always end in a -self or -selves
Antecedent A word, phrase, or clause, that is replaced by a pronoun or other substitute later, in the same or in another sentence. In Jane lost a glove and she can't find it, Jane is the antecedent of she and glove is the antecedent of it.
Created by: Turicek