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End of grade test ela terms

A conclusion based on observation or evidence Infer
Influencing strongly Impact
Back up with details Support
The process or growth of something Development
To make known Reveal
Tell in your own words what a passage is about including only the central idea and most important supporting details. Does not include opinions or judgement. Summarize
Look for Seek
To transport; to conduct; to communicate. Convey
Show how things are similar Compare
Find differences Contrast
Acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable Whim
To give special attention to something, to stress Emphasize
The idea the author supports with evidence and details Author's Point
Not obvious Subtle
The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, express, & entertain) Author's Purpose
A statement that supports a position. Claim
Correctness, exactness Accuracy
Obstacle Barrier
The basis from which an idea or situation develops Foundation
A series of actions or steps taken to achieve an end Process
The kind of action or activity specific to a thing or person Function
To use previous information or something already known Refer
To give Add to, enhance Contribute
To bring out ideas in text Unfold Ideas
Someone or something that causes trouble Troublesome
To be persuaded Convince
Descriptive or figurative language in a literary work; the use of language to create sensory impressions. Imagery
Special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand Jargon
Being effective without wasting time or effort or expense Efficient
Decrease in size, extent, or range Diminish
To explain in terms that can be more easily understood; interpret Translate
Having nothing to do with the subject Irrelevant
A legal document giving certain rights to a person or company Charter
Arranged in an orderly way. Organization
A body of stories about gods and heroes that try to explain how the world works Mythology
Money or property that is left to you after someone passes Inheritance
The plan of main story of a literary work. Plot
The place and time that a story takes place. Setting
The main ideas of the story. Theme
The perspective from which the story is told. Narration
Narration from one character's point of view. Told using pronouns "I" and "me" First Person Narration
Narration from someone who can see and feel each one of the character's thoughts and emotions. Ominicient Narration
The problem in the story Conflict
The action in the story that results from the conflict. Suspense
The highest point of dramatic tension or major turning point in the story. Climax
The use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning. Verbal Irony
Incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result. Situational Irony
When the audience or readers understand something a play or story that the actors or characters do not understand. Dramatic Irony
Interruption of the plot by the interjection of events of an earlier occurrence. Flashback
Representation or identification of what is to come later in the plot. Foreshadowing
Give an account of similarities and differences between two (or more) items or situations, referring to both (all) of them throughout. Compare and Contrast
A text structure that presents a problem and offers solutions to solve the problem. Problem and Solution
Text organization that discusses the causes that led to a specific event or effect Chonological Order
A method of speech organization in which the main points follow a time pattern Cause-Effect
A topic, idea, person, place, or thing explained by its features, characteristics, or examples Description Text Structure
a one-sentence statement that sums up the major ideas of a text. What is this text mostly about? Central Idea
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence. Tone
In formation in text used to prove or disprove something. Evidence In Text
Narration from someone other than the characters in the story, generally told using the pronouns, "he" "she" and "they" Third Person Perspective
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