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Unit 2 Lit Terms

ELA Grade 6

TermDefinition
Topic Sentence a sentence which states the main ideas of a paragraph
commentary explanation of the way the facts details and examples in a paragraph support the topic sentence
novel type of literature genre that tells a fictional story
inference making a logical guess or conclusion based on observation, prior experience, or textual information
prediction a logical guess or assumption about something that has not happened yet
subplot secondary plot that occurs along with the main plot
setting includes both where and when the action takes place
literary analysis examining closely and commenting on the elements of a literary work
introduction opening paragraph of an essay, must get the readers attention and indicate a topic
hook a compelling idea of statement designed to get readers' attention in an introduction
thesis statement a sentence in the introduction on an essay that states the writer's position or opinion on the topic.
conclusion ending a paragraph of essay. Brings it to a close and leave the impression with the reader.
nonfiction writing that is based on facts and actual events
imagery descriptive or figurative language used to create word pictures, created by details that appeal to one of more of the five senses
compare to identify similarities in two or more items
contrast to identify differences in two or more items
synthesize to combine elements from different sources to create, express, or support a new idea.
communication process of giving or exchanging information
verbal communication involves written of spoken word
nonverbalcommunication involves movement, gestures, or facial expressions
Created by: mrsrooney