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Writing Vocabulary

Vocabulary terms used in writing

Topic Sentence a sentence that states the topic of its paragraph
Evidence knowledge on which to base belief
Argument a dispute where there is strong disagreement
Support the act of strengthening
Counterargument an opinion offered in opposition to another position
Transition the act of passing from one state or place to the next
Narrative The telling of a story or an experience of an event or series of events.
Conflict the problem; what prevents the character from getting what he or she wants
Foreshadowing the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a story
Sensory Details Use of sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures to describe an experience
Figurative Language language that is used in writing to produce images in a reader's mind and to express ideas in fresh, vivid, and imaginative ways
Constructed response R - A: Answer the question, including key details from the question that serves as a topic sentence for the paragraph. C: Cite evidence to strengthen your answer E: Explain how your evidence proves your answer and elaborate on your answer.



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