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G6 - Unit 1

Grade 6 - Unit 1 ELA Vocabulary Terms

TermDefinition
character is a person or an animal that takes part in the action of a literary work
plot the specific order of a series of events that form a story
exposition introduces the setting, the characters, and the basic situation
rising action presents a central conflict within a character or between one or more characters. The conflict builds during the rising action.
climax when the conflict is at its peak and when there seems to be no viable solution to the conflict
falling action occurs after the climax when the reader is still unsure if the protagonist (the main character) will be able to resolve the conflict
resolution is the conclusion of the plot. Typically, the conflict is resolved at this point.
theme - is a central message or universal truth - a lesson one of the main characters learns
figurative language is writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
simile is a comparison using like or as
metaphor is a direct comparison that states one thing is another
hyperbole is exaggeration beyond belief
alliteration is the use of the same sound to start several words in a row
idiom is a quirky expression or saying that is specific to a language
central idea is the most important point or idea that the author is making in a text
connotative meaning a meaning beyond the explicit meaning of a word
personification when a writer describes an object as if it were a person
Created by: mochateacher
 

 



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