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Communication Skills

Common Core

Theme (Central Idea) The lesson learn that can apply everyday live
Characters People or animals in the story
Conflict Struggle or the problem (Enternal)
Setting When and where the story takes place
Point Of View An author can tell a story from the first person point of view OR the author can use the third person point of view
First Person Through the author's viewpoint who uses I, me, we, us to tell the story
Third Person Limited Through the viewpoint of one character and uses he, him, her, she
Third Person Omniscient Through the viewpoint of all the character and uses he, she, him or her(all-knowing narrator)
Internal Conflict A problem within one's self
External Conflict A problem with outside force. Character vs. Nature Character vs. Group Character vs. Technology
Alliteration Repetition of the same constant sound Example. Seashells by the Sandy Seashore
Hyperbole Exaggeration Example. The cafeteria is the size of a football field
Onomatopoeia Words that initiate sounds Example. Hiss, bang, book, buzz,
Primary Source Documents or other sources or information created by people who were directly involved with the topic
Secondary Source Documents such as magazines, articles, and books, written by people who were not directly involved
Summary The main point(s) in the story
Support Details that back up the story's main idea or topic
Reveal To show
View The point of view from which the story
Interference Educated guess based on Information and evidence in a text
Plot The organized pattern or sequence of events that make up a story. Every plot is made up of a series or incidents that are related to another.
Exposition This usually occurs at th beginning of a short story. Here the characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting of the story. We are also introduced to the main problem (main conflict).
Climax The most exciting part. The main character come face to face with a conflict.
Falling Action All lose end of the plot are tied up. The conflict and climax are taken care of.
Resolution The story comes to a reasonable end.
Inferences Can not be told directly. An educated guess based on what the author tells the reader.
Drama A literary work intended to be performed by actors for an audience.
Playwright The author of a play
Act A major division of a play
Scene A subdivision of an act with a fixed setting and continuous time frame.
Dialogue Words spoken by characters to each other
Soliloquy A speech delivered by one character while he or she is alone onstage.
Stage Direction Tell actors what to do
Smile A comparison of two unlike things using LIKE or AS. Example: The rode is like a ribbon.
Alliteration Repetition of the same constant Example: Seashells are on the Sandy Sea floor.
Metaphor A comparison of 2 "unlike" things by saying something is something else. Example: The rode is a ribbon.
Personification Giving human characteristic to nonhuman objects. Example: Leaves whispered through the wind
Connotation The emotional weight a word carries, or the set of asocialion implied by the word.
Denotation The actual dictionary meaning.
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