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Millstone key terms!

Millstone key terms

Cause and Effect an organizational structure in which one event (the Cause) causes another (the Effect)
Claim idea/opinion of the author
Counterclaim an opposing viewpoint to an author's claim (also: alternate claim or viewpoint, opposing view)
Evidence reasoning that proves a claim and demonstrates the truth; proof for a thesis
Explanatory text a form of writing that explains to the reader
First person Point of View when the story is told by the person in the story (I went to the store.)
Interactions how ideas influence individuals or events, or how characters influence ideas or events
Metaphor a comparison that doesn't use "like" or "as," it simply says something is something it is not (Her eyes were shining stars.)
Relationships the ways in which ideas are connected; there needs to be a clear relationship between a claim and reasoning
Second person Point of View when the story is about you (You went to the store.)
Sequential order an organizational structure in which events are told in a logical order or step-by-step
Summary a short overview of a text that captures the main points or ideas, but not give all the details or include opinion
Theme the lesson or message of story; it will be a "universal truth" that does not apply specifically to the story
Third person Point of View when a narrator tells the story (He went to the store.)
Transition a word, phrase, or clause that links one idea to the next (another, for example, also, because, such as, etc)
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