Type
Crossword
Description

Your views on something Opinion
A word or phrase that is mentioned more than once for an effect Repetition
Another word for exaggeration Hyperbole
This does not require an answer. Used for an effect Rhetorical question
Data which supports a point being made Statistics
These can be proven Facts
Percentages, statistics, expert quotes that suppirt your opinion and explanation Evidence
Argument or proof that contradicts the opposing view point Rebuttal
To convince someone to think a certain way Persuade
Highlighting one thing up against another to show the differences or opposites for an effect Contrast
Use of the pronoun "you" to appeal to someone's specific needs or desires, urging them to do somethings Direct personal appeal
Comparison Analogy
Often intended to hurt, opposite of real meaning, saying one thing and meaning something else Sarcasm
The opposite of what is said, what is expected to happen and what really happens Irony
This is a play on words to suggest a different meaning and create humor. Pun
Writing that pulls on your heart strings Emotive language

Argument Writing Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

reasoned thinking that supports a specific claim or position argument
correct or suitable for a particular time, situation, or purpose appropriate
a statement that a speaker or writer is trying to prove, usually by using evidence claim
when something such as a piece of writing is easy to understand because its parts are connected in a clear and reasonable way coherent
a justification of a claim; an explanation reason
details or quotes from a text that directly relate to the subject or problem being discussed or considered relevant evidence
not related to the subject being discussed irrelevant
the opposing viewpoint or the opposite of the main claim in an essay counterclaim
evidence that is relevant and specific well-chosen evidence
to give the reader a clear picture in his/her mind illustrates
identify information in the text that supports understanding and uses that evidence to explain ideas cite
a personal view, attitude, or judgment opinion
to move by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or a course of action convince
a piece of factual writing in which ideas on a single topic are presented, explained, argued, or described in an interesting way essay
a method of doing something which involves several steps or stages process
the specific reason a person has for writing purpose

8th Grade Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

_________are the words spoken by characters in a play. Dialogue
The repetition of initial sounds, such as "Peter Piper Pizza" is called? Alliteration
The words around the unknown word are called....... Context Clues
Realizing the POTENTIAL danger of the situation, he called for help. Potential means? Possible
Which point of view is all knowing and sees into different characters' minds? Third Person
An example of a ____is "He is as scary as a bear." Simile
The VITRIOL in his voice--all the anger and hate--made the character scary. Vitriol means? Anger and hate
An example of ____is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse. Hyperbole
An author describing the sun smiling on a field of flowers is an example of ____. Personification
Which point of view uses "I" or "me" First Person
A story about a person's life written by that person is called? Autobiography
The moment of highest tension in the story, the turning point is called? Climax
When an author writes a story about another person's life is called? Biography
Placing events in order in which they happened is called? Chronological Order
The main character in a work of literature, usually the "hero" or "good guy"? protagonist
the person that stands in the way of the protagonist's happiness, usually the "bad guy' is? Antagonist
The beach's Tranquility, or its peaceful feeling, made the vacation perfect. Tranquility means? Peaceful
_____is a long speech by a character in a play, spoken either to others or to himself. Monologue
A struggle between opposing forces, the problem in the story is called? Conflict
When the effects of the action or decision are revealed, leads to resolution. Falling Action
The Marlin is the social HUB of the ship-the heart and main point of attraction. Hub means? Popular part
The message, moral, or lesson of a story is called? Theme
Using your reason and experience to figure out something that is not written or stated. Inference
Description or dialogue that introduces the characters, the setting, and the situation. Exposition
Events that complicate the situation by introducing the conflict, leads to the Climax. Rising Action
Occurs when a main character clashes with an outside force. External Conflict
What does the prefix "auto" mean? Self
What does the "pre" mean? Before
______tell actors how to move and speak, usually in parentheses( ) or in italics. Stage Directions
What does the suffix "ology" mean? Study of
One man's trash is another man's treasure is an example of______. Theme
Identify the meaning of the prefix in the word UNDERESTIMATE Below

English Composition Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The first stage in the writing process Prewriting
The second stage in the writing process Writing
The third stage in the writing process Rewriting
Essay that relates an event or tells a story Narrative
Essay that explains a term or a particular use of a word Definition
Essay that explains how something works Process
Essay that convinces someone of a particular point of view or action Argument
Who will read or receive an essay Audience
The subject of the essay Topic
The perspective from which an essay is told Point of view
Generating as many ideas as possible, without censoring Brainstorming
A sentence that conveys the main claim of the paper Thesis
Using someone else's words or ideas without credit Plagiarism
Things based on evidence, numbers, statistics, data, or documentation Facts
Things based on unproven beliefs Opinions
The author's attitude toward a subject Bias
Compare-__________: How two things are similar and different Contrast
Cause-__________: One thing leads to another Effect
Shows an indirect comparison using "like" or "as" Simile
Shows an indirect comparison without using "like" or "as" Metaphor
Something that represents something else Symbol
A form of internal business correspondence Memo
A word modifying a verb or adjective Adverb
Use of a comma when a hard break is needed Comma splice
In APA style, a list of sources used References
Appeal to reason Logos
Appeal to the character of the writer Ethos
Appeal to the audience's sympathies, values, beliefs, and emotions Pathos
Provides a concise and complete summary of the essay Abstract
__________ bibliography: List of references and commentary on each Annotated
Where the story takes place Setting
The author's attitude toward the text Tone
Break down into parts to see interrelationships Analyze
Put parts together in a new fashion Synthesize
__________ review: Reading and responding to a classmate's paper Peer
The ability to make new things or think of new ideas Creativity
__________ thinking: the ability to apply reasoning and logic to new or unfamiliar ideas Critical
The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions Research
A piece of writing that gives the author's own argument Essay

Argument Essay Writing Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

using evidence to persuade someone to agree with you argument
presents evidence to both sides of an argument argument essay
the position that supports the argument; thesis statement claim
facts or reasons that supports the claim: facts, statistics, examples evidence
chain of reasoning that connects evidence to the claim warrant
the opposite (opposing) position counterclaim
logical reasons for rejecting the counterclaim rebuttal
hook, basic information of topic, claim introduction
sum up important points, restate the claim conclusion
introduces the topic of the paragraph topic sentence
words used to help readers progress from one idea to another transitions

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Feeling created by a literary work Mood
words an author uses depending on audience, subject, and desired effect Word choice
The feeling a word produces connotation
Central idea or message Theme
the vantage point from which a story is told point of view
narrated by a character in the story using pronouns such as "I"and "me" first person
an outside narrator tells the story from one character's perspective third person limited
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters omniscient
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters omniscient
reason for writing (inform, persuade, entertain) authors purpose
a character who remains the same throughout the story static
a character who changes in the story dynamic
a main character major
a secondary character minor
any force that drives a character to behave in a certain way motivation
type of characterization in which the author directly states what a character is like direct
type of characterization in which the writer uses descriptions of character's manners, dress, and behavior to develop the character indirect
a guess based on clues inference
type of irony in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant verbal
type of irony in which what happens in a situation is the opposite of what is expected situational
type of irony in which the reader has information the character lacks dramatic
interruption in the present action to show events that happened at an earlier time flashback
when a reader feels uncertainty about what will happen next suspense
writing that presents facts without revealing writer's feelings or opinions objective
type of writing in which the feelings of a writer are revealed subjective
language characteristic of a certain geographical area dialect
conversation between two or more characters dialogue
reference to something outside of a literary work allusion

Informational Text Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an event that happens and what happens because of it cause and effect
tell how things are the same compare
tell how things are different contrast
the who and the what, the overall topic main idea
the conflict, something to be figured out and solved problem
the way to get rid of a problem solution
briefly retell what the selection is about summarize
something that can be proven true fact
something someone thinks feels or believes opinion
what line(s) in the text prove your answer evidence
the perspective point of view
the supports and information for the maid idea details
to see in one's head what is being read visualize

Academic Language Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a particular study of something analysis
an expression including the words "like" or "as" to compare one thing with another simile
an expression that describes a person or object by referring to something that is considered to possess similar characteristics metaphor
the last two lines in a Shakespearean sonnet that changes the readers outlook of the poem Volta
a type of usually humorous expression in which you say the opposite of what you intend irony
the description of an object or an idea as if it had human characteristics personification
a way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound much bigger, better, smaller, worse, more unusual, etc., than they are hyperbole
the exact opposite, or opposition of the thesis antithesis
the repetition of consonants at the beginning of two or more words, as in "live and learn" alliteration
the use of similar sounds, esp. vowels, in two or more words, as in "mellow wedding bells" assonance
a combination of sounds or musical notes that are pleasant when heard together consonance
explaining or describing an event or situation in writing expository
expresses the writer's attitude toward the subject or the reader tone
intended to seem important or influence people rhetorical
the act of combining different ideas or things to make a whole that is new and different from the items considered separately synthesis
, in grammar, a situation in which two nouns or noun phrases are used to refer to the same person or thing appositive
a belief or opinion that you develop from the information that you know inference
to state something written or spoken in different words, esp. in a shorter and simpler form to make the meaning clearer paraphrase
a feeling or idea that is suggested by a word in addition to its basic meaning, or something suggested by an object or situation connotation
the topic of discussion or writing or the main idea of a work of literature or art theme
an expression of opinion, or the right to express an opinion voice
the use of pictures or words to create images, esp. to create an impression or mood imagery
a piece of writing or music that copies the style of a serious piece in a way that is intentionally humorous parody
the voice in which a story is told and its relationship to the events in the story point of view
to put things or people next to each other, esp. in order to compare them juxtaposition
to suggest the happening of a future event foreshadow
the naming of something with a word whose sound suggests the thing itself, such as "buzz" and "zip" onomatopoeia
the manner in which words are pronounced diction
in a written work is the passages which explain where events take place, what happened before the story begins, and the background of the characters exposition
an important character in a story or play; usually the good guy protagonist
a person who opposes or disagrees with the protagonist; usually the bad guy antagonist

Persuasive Techniques Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This technique is used again and again for impact and emphasis repetition
A personal experience which supports a point anecdote
An example of this word class is 'we' personal pronoun
These can be proven Facts
This does not require an answer rhetorical question
This type of opinion is given by a specialist in the field expert
Another word for exaggeration hyperbole
Vocabulary which appeals to the audience's emotions emotive language
Data which supports a point being made statistics
An image created using 'like' or 'as...as' simile
Figurative language suggesting something/one is something else metaphor
A triad or triplet which gives a range rule of three
This is produced by the use of language, structure and punctuation to reflect the writer's feelings or attitude tone
A viewpoint reached by a person opinion
A technique where the first letter of two or more words is the same and it is used to draw attention to the point being made alliteration
A strong ending to sum up the points made conclusion
The type of adjective that suggests extremes of scale superlative
The type of sentence which gives impact when summing up simple

Critical Thinking Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

in critical thinking - Free from errors? accurate
What is a person that has much knowledge and expertise in a field. authority
what is ones point of view that opposes anothers point of view? bias
What is an active, intellectually engage process which the reader participates in an inner dialogue with the writer? critical reading
To assert the opposite of or to go against. contradict
facts, figures, or information from which conclusions can be drawn. data
relying or bases on experiment, observation, or experience rather than on meaning empirical
what actually happened, what is true fact
common qualities of all human beings human nature
a step of the mind, based on assumptions infer
a confidence or faith in reason intellectual
a teaching institution college
A person who goes to a learning institution student
understanding which is based on thought, study or experience knowledge
a persons belief that is open to debate opinion
a judgment, belief, opinion or point of view - favorable or unfavorable prejudice
a question, matter, situation, or person that is difficult to resolve. problem
an idea or thought concept

9th Grade Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

non literal meaning connotation
literal meaning denotation
attitude of writer tone
a scene set in a time earlier than the main story flashback
main subject of talk theme
the individual style in which a certain author writes his or her works voice
life story written by the person it is about autobiography
a story writen about a person by another person biography
a writer's word choice diction
written or spoken language in its ordinary form prose
the central focus main idea
the atmosphere of a literary piece mood
image that signifies the opposite irony
language meaning exactly what it states literal language
logical appeal using statistics logos
ethical appeal referring to one's backround ethos
emotional appeal pathos
an indirect or passing reference allusion
the literary element that describes the ways that the author uses words, etc style
ethos, logos, pathos rhetorical appeal
a thing that represents or stands for something else symbol
the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect juxtaposition
3rd person voice that tells a story narrator
a spoken or written account of connected events narrative
can greatly influence the structure and meaning of a film cinematic techniques
UN literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm poetry