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M-Step Vocab Week1-3

TermDefinition
accurate free from error or defect
inaccurate incorrect or untrue
acknowledge admit to be real or true, recognize the existence
counterargument/opposing claim statement or assertion of fact that contends against or offers resistance to the original claim
affix group of letters added to the beginning or end of a word that changes the meaning of the word.
analyze to separate into parts in order to determine what something is or how it works.
atonym word opposite in meaning to another.
argument a statement of the major point of a written piece.
argumentative essay genre of writing that requires the student to investigate a topic. collect, generate, and evaluate evidence.
audience person or group for whom a selection is written or performed.
authors intent/purpose reason(s) an author has for writing a selection; to inform, entertain, or persuade.
author's message idea, point, concept, or meaning he or she wants to portray to the reader is what is known as the main idea of the passage.
author's point of view position the narrator in relation to the story derived from the author's depiction of events and attitude toward the characters.
blog website containing writer's or group of writers' own experiences.
capitalization the process of beginning a word or group of words with uppercase letters
central idea/main idea most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text
claim a statement or assertion presented as fact
compare/contrast pertaining to a written exercise about similarities and differences between two or more people, places, or things.
comparison the act or instance of comparing.
conclude/conclusion to end or close; final part.
conclusion drawn decide what to believe about something after you have considered the facts.
concrete details specific information that is directly state in the text.
conflict literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces. protagonist and antagonist
context parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage.
evidence info that shows, proves, or gives reasons for making a judgment
excerpt a passage or quotation taken from a document
explanatory essay a written selection intended to explain an idea, topic, or process
flashback device in a novel or narrative, by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work.
focus a central point
grammar usage system of rules that define the grammatical structure of language. the study of the classes of words
heading a title, subtitle, or topic at the head of a page
illustrate to furnish with drawings, pictures, or other artwork intended to explain.
includsion the act of including
inference/infer conclusion drawn from prior knowledge and evidence.
integrate to bring together or incorporate parts into a whole
information knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular fact or circumstance.
contradict to assert the contrary or opposite
conventions the expected style of writing based on arbitrary rules for practices recognized as a valid in particular arts words
counterclaim acclaim made to offset another claim, especially one made by the defendant in a legal action
credible worthy of belief or confidence
definitions a type of writing with the purpose of explaining the meaning of a concrete or abstract
develop ideas bring out the capabilities or possibilities
dialogue a direct conversation between characters
draft first or preliminary form of any writing
edit to correct a written work
editorial article in a newspaper or other periodical.
elaborate worked out with great care and detail
establish a claim to set up or assert that something is the case.
Created by: jthigpen