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a statement for or against something
a) argument b) persuade c) denotation d) tone
the atmosphere of a story; the overall emotion created by the author
a) mood b) genre c) climax d) point of view
the author’s feeling or perspective about a topic
a) point of view b) author's purpose c) cause and effect d) connotation
the main reason why an author writes a text (to persuade, inform, or entertain)
a) author's purpose b) text structure c) compare and contrast d) author's point of view
the way an author organizes ideas and information
a) text structure b) description c) table of contents d) point of view
the feeling (positive or negative) associated with a word
a) connotation b) denotation c) theme d) text structure
the reason for the character’s actions
a) motivation b) conflict c) conflict d) just because
the order of steps in a procedure are explained; the event or topic is explained in order
a) sequence/chronological order b) cause and effect c) compare and contrast d) author's purpose
a struggle the main character tries to overcome
a) conflict b) climax c) denotation d) inference
the most important point a writer is trying to make
a) central idea b) inference c) motivation d) memoir
a reasonable guess or conclusion based on evidence and prior knowledge of a topic
a) inference b) main idea c) summary d) Hot Tamales
an account of one’s personal life, experiences, and reflections
a) memoir b) biography c) fable d) tall tale
a history of a person’s life written by that person
a) autobiography b) biography c) anecdote d) comparison
a true account of a person’s life
a) biography b) autobiography c) memoir d) excerpt
a brief story about an interesting, funny or strange event told to entertain or make a point
a) anecdote b) excerpt c) climax d) genre
a small part of a larger text
a) excerpt b) anecdote c) memoir d) text structure
the dictionary definition of a word
a) denotation b) connotation c) tone d) excerpt
to cause someone to believe something
a) persuade b) connote c) author's purpose d) argue
the events in a story that build up to the climax
a) rising action b) exposition c) resolution d) Population Police
to quote or refer to
a) cite b) argue c) persuade d) tone
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