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PARCC vocab.

Author's Purpose the reason the test is written
Support a claim using evidence to support your thoughts/opinions on something
Excerpt a part of a whole text
Setting where and when
Characterization the act of creating and describing character in literature - emotional traits, intellectual traits, personality traits
Convey making your feeling know, or the author shoeing us his/her feelings
Redundant something that is stated again and again
Plot the story or the plan....introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
Introduction introduced to the setting, characters and inciting incident
Rising Action conflict is heightnened
Climax most intense part, includes an emotional reaction
Falling action conflict is resolving
Resolution conflict is resolved and loose end are tied up
Sufficient enough
Relevant having logical connection to something else
Conflict struggle between two apposing forces
Man vs. Man two characters in conflict
Man vs. Nature a character in conflict with animals, weather, etc
Man vs. Self the only internal conflict, the character is having a struggling to make a choice
Man vs. Society a character in conflict with laws or beliefs
Suggest to mention or imply (something) is possible
Point of View the perspective or view the story is told
1st Person the narrator is involved with the actions, pronouns like "I" and "me"
2nd Person No used in fiction, commonly used in step-by-step directions, pronouns like "you" and "yours"
3rd Person Omniscient the author or narrator tells us the thoughts and actions of ALL characters, pronouns like "he", "she", and "they"
3rd Person Limited the author or narrator focuses on the thoughts and actions of ONE character, pronouns like "he", "she", and "they"
3rd Person Objective the author or narrator focuses on the thoughts and actions of NO character, pronouns like "he", "she", and "they"
Effect a particular feeling or mood created by something or a change that result when something is done or happens
Reliable depend on, trustworthy source
Indicate to point something out or point to something
Develop created, brought forth, thought out
Shape the way he parts of a story develop
Source a person, book, video, etc., that gives information
Refer to have a direct connection or relationship to (something)
Portayals to act of showing or describing someone or something
Paraphrases to say using different words
Influence the power to change or affect someone or something
Organizational pattern/structure the pattern the author has used to write a text
Compare/contrast show similarities and differences
Sequential show the order something happened
Description tells how something feels, sounds, tastes, smells, what is looks like
Problem/solution presents a problem and lists possible solutions to the problem
Cause/effect presents an issue and tells what can happen because of the issue
Structure of a poem organization of a text into stanzas, verses, and/or lines
Main arguement stating your stance on a given topic
Dialogue conversation in a text between the characters
Reveal the author tells us something that is unspoken or in a hidden way
Theme the lesson the author wants the reader to learn
Elements of realism events in a story that can take place in real life (paying bills, going to school, emotions, etc.)
Author's appeal what the author says or does to get the readers interested
Situation what is happening
Thesis a statement made at the beginning of a research paper to inform the reading of the paper's content
Conclude to come to a decision
Contribute to play on important part in bringing a result
Connotation an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning
Denotation the literal (dictionary) meaning of a word
Created by: jfrost27



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