Type
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Description

illustrations such as drawings or photos Visual Elements
Using several media (sound, motion, images) to enhance a text. Multimedia Elements
drawings, pictures, or other illustrations inserted in a document Graphics
something that is heard Sound
a picture made by a camera Photos
a way of making a movie by using a series of drawings, computer graphics, or photographs of objects when moved quickly appear to create movement Animation
the sound that is heard on a recording or broadcast Audio
using or characterized by computer technology Digital
Different kinds of literature Genres
details that tell what something looks like, sounds like, and so on Descriptions
literary text created by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact Fiction
Informational text dealing with an actual, real-life subject Nonfiction
Fiction with strange or other worldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality. Fantasy
Fiction dealing with the solution of a crime or the unraveling of secrets Mystery
The songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a people or "folk" as handed down by word of mouth. Folktale
Narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans; legendary, supernatural tale. Fable
fiction using made-up characters that could happen in real life. Realistic Fiction
fiction that involves an event in history. Contains historical facts, events, or people, but is not true. Historical Fiction
fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances, most likely to have space and time travel and robots Science Fiction
A kind of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery designed to appeal to our emotions and imagination. Poetry
a work of literature designed to be performed in front of an audience Drama
story of a person's life written by another person Biography
story of a person's life written by that person Autobiography
a short nonfiction work about a particular subject Essay
a traditional story presenting supernatural characters and episodes that help explain natural events Myth

literary genre Crossword

Type
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Description

stories that come from the authors imagination fiction
based on a person or event from history historical fiction
dealing with aliens, the distant future, or advance technology science fiction
containing monsters, magic, or other supernatural elements fantasy
a story that could have happened but didn't realistic fiction
writing that is true or factual nonfiction
provides information on a topic information writing
the story of ones life told by oneself autobiography
the story of ones life told by another biography
attempts to influence the reader persuasive writing
writing that is meant to be acted on a stage drama
a very short story that has a moral or a life lesson ; usually talking about animals as main characters fable

Genre Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Un-true literature including short stories and novels Fiction
A witch doing magic on an undiscovered world is an example of... fantasy
What is a genre with larger than life or greatly exaggerated characters? Tall Tale
A genre that is written for play, theater, or radio Drama
A genre that might contain talking animals and convoy a moral is... fable
A genre ment to change someones opinion is... Persuasive writing
A sub-genre of fiction involving futuristic ideas Sciencefiction
A genre that is passed down through generations including traditional beliefs Folklore
A sub-genre that could happen but has not Realisticfiction
Story of someones life written by that person Autobiography
Story if someones life written by another person biography
A form of writing that has a meter and rhythm with every lines and syllables Poetry
Genre that focus's on humorous effect Comedy
Provide's facts on a variety of topics Informational writing
A semi-true story passed from generations with important meaning or symbolism from the culture it came from Legend
A book about the life of penguins that is true is an example of what genre nonfiction
A genre where the plot takes place in the past historical fiction
A drama showing weakness and unfavorible circumstances tragedy
A traditional story usually concerning a hero or event Myth
A genre containing magical creatures fairy tale

Types of Literature and Literary Device Crossword

Type
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Description

literature that is widely acknowledged as having outstanding or enduring qualities classic
a category of literature characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. genre
a type of short story that features folklore or fantasy type characters. fairy tale
a fictional story which often tells about science and technology of the future. science fiction
is a fiction story that uses magic or other supernatural elements in the plot, theme, or setting. fantasy
an attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience, revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization. tone
the spoken or written account of a story narrative
tells the who, what, when, where, and how. exposition
popular stories that convey a moral or lesson employing animals that act like humans and live in a world of wonder and magic. folktale
stories that teach a moral or lesson about life using animals with human characteristics fable
stories based on tradition or legend, which have deep symbolic meaning to convey a "truth" myth
a semi-true story that has been passed on from person to person, and has important meaning or symbolism for the culture in which it originates. legend
an exaggeration of an actual event. tall tale
genre of literature in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule. satire
a literary genre that deliberately exaggerates for comic effect. parody
a scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of events in a story to depict something that happened at an earlier time. flashback
the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. irony
a figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes. personification
a vantage point from which the writer tells a story. point of view
deliberately suggesting 2 or more different and sometimes conflicting meanings in a work. ambiguity
comparison made between 2 things to show how they are alike. analogy
opponent who struggles against or blocks the hero of the story. antagonist
is a word or phrase that has become lifeless because of overuse. cliche
the struggle between opposing forces or characters in a story. conflict
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in the plot. foreshadowing
an atmosphere created by a writers' diction and the details selected. mood
the series of related events in a story. plot
a fixed idea or conception of a character or idea which does not allow for any individuality. stereotype

English 2 crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

a brief statement or account of the main points of something. Summary
combine (a number of things) into a coherent whole. Synthesize
Connecting background knowledge to what you are reading Making connections
of or relating to sensation or the physical senses; transmitted or perceived by the senses. Sensory
a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reason Inferences
examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of (something, especially information), typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation. Analyze
evidence from a text (fiction or nonfiction) that you can use to illustrate your ideas and support your arguments. Textual evidence
Refers to information that is implied or inferred because it's not clearly stated Draw conclusions
the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment Critical thinking
the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic. Theme
language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. Figurative language
the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry. Prosody
a piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanzaic structure. Poem
elements are a strong visual means of indicating relationships. Graphic elements
literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature. Poetry
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. Symbolism
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Allegory
an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. Allusion

Library Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Section for stories fiction
section for books containing facts nonfiction
writer of a book author
person creating artwork/pictures for a book illustrator
Larger books with more illustrations and fewer words picturebooks
fiction books containing a larger number of pages (written by novelists) novels
a book of maps atlas
section of a non fiction book used to locate information inside it index
part of library for younger readers junior
part of library catering for older readers senior
system used to arrange non fiction books created by Melville Dewey dewey
names of people or animals featuring in a story characters
the name of a book title
information on the back of a book giving an idea of what is inside blurb
part of a book holding the pages within the front and back covers spine
our new operating system for school libraries Clue: a boy's name (unscramble these letters lervoi) oliver
world wide web internet
section of non fiction book containing meanings for words in that book glossary
factual book about person's life biography
different styles of storywriting genres
gathering facts about a particular topic research

Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literary reference to a familiar thing allusion
conflict with another character Charactervscharacter
the turning point in a story (comes after the rising action) climax
comparison of two or more similar objects analogy
author's own account of his/her own life autobiography
story of a person's life written by someone else biography
the problem; something vs. something else conflict
stretching the truth exaggeration
the begining of a story exposition
kind of writing that explains something expository
category or type (of literature) genre
the lesson of a story theme
person telling the story narrator
words or phrases that convey the opposite meaning or expected outcome irony
problem from INSIDE of a person internal conflict
main character of the story protagonist
sequence of events in a story plot
the author's attitude toward the subject of a work tone
group of lines forming a unit in a poem stanza
point of view in which the reader knows all thoughts, feelings, and actions of all the characters omnicient

Genres & Subgenres Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A story made to be humorous Comedy
A make belief story myth
A non real story but is set in the past and or has some historical meaning Historical fiction
A essay or writing written to persuade Persuasive writing
A realistic story that is not real Realisitc FICTION
A writing with a specific subject ESSAY
A short story where animals are the main character and moral fABLE
Dialogue of a play drama
A story written about a persons life written by someone else Biography
A story about someone's life written by that person Autobiography
A traditional story that is a belief folklore
A lyrical piece of writing Poetry
What subgenre would a book about princesses and dragons be in Fairytale
A story with unbelievable elements TALLTALE
A realistic story that could've happened or even did nonfiction
A essay or writing written to inform INFORMATIONAL WRITING
What genre would thriller be in FICTION
A serious accident or suffering time tRAGEDY
What subgenre would a book be that has time traveling and aliens SCIENCE FICTION
A story that has things that are impossible fantasy

literary devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literary device which can be defined as the resolution of the issue  of a complicated plot in fiction. denouement
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing described, making the description more expressive and interesting. onomatopoeia
a literary device where words are used in quick succession and begin with letters belonging to the same sound group. Whether it is the consonant sound or a specific vowel group, the alliteration involves creating a repetition of similar sounds in the sentence. alliteration
literary device wherein the author uses specific words and phrases that exaggerate and overemphasize the basic crux of the statement in order to produce a grander, more noticeable effect. hyperbole
usually refers to the sequence of events and happenings that make up a story. Speaker:In writing, the speaker is the voice that speaks behind the scene plot
literary device that is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story. characterization
the actual definition of the word rather than the nuances of its meaning or the feelings it implies denotation
It can be defined in a literary work as a voice or an assumed role of a character, which represents the thoughts of a writer, or a specific person the writer wants to present as his mouthpiece. persona
:In literature, it is described as a didactic lesson given through some sort of animal story fable
figure of speech, which presents a short story, typically with a moral lesson at the end. parable
a lyrical stanza written in praise for a person, event, or thing. The form developed in Ancient Greece and had a very specific and elaborate structure involving three parts known as the strophe, antistrophe, and epode. ode
The person telling the story who may or may not be a character in the story. narrator
literary devices that uses a part of something to refer to the whole or vice versa. It is somewhat rhetorical in nature, where the entire object is represented by way of a fraction of it or a fraction of the object is symbolized by the whole synechdoche
extended metaphor in a poem conceit
any element, subject, idea or concept that is constantly present through the entire body of literature. Using a motif refers to the repetition of a specific theme dominating the literary work motif
One such pause is known as “caesura,” which is a rhythmical pause in a poetic line or a sentence caesura
literary device which can be defined as having two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought. It is marked by a usual rhythm, rhyme scheme and incorporation of specific utterances   couplet
Because each foot consists of two syllables, the trochaic is known as a duple meter. trochaic
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same; or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism examples are found in literary works as well as in ordinary conversations. parallelism
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance allusion
figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarities between two different things. Unlike a metaphor, a simile draws resemblance with the help of the words “like” or “as.” simile
any figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of some or all of the words used. figurative language
the distinctive tone or tenor of an author’s writings. Diction is not just a writer's choice of words it can include the mood, attitude, dialect and style of writing. diction
an enduring pattern or motif throughout the literary work, occurring in a complex, long winding manner or it can be short and succinct and provide a certain insight into the story. theme
perspective of which a story is told point of view

Genre Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people. fiction
The stories are meant to amuse the reader, as well as inform on true stories non fiction
an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances. drama
a collection of spoken or written words that expresses ideas or emotions in a powerfully vivid and imaginative style, comprising of a particular rhythmic and metrical pattern poetry
the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth. folklore
short fictional story, often containing elements such as anthropomorphic animals, written for the benefit of a concluding maxim or moral. fable
a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events myth
a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated. legend
is a story about magic and legendary deeds. It sometimes contains elves, fairies, witches or dragons. fairytale
is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual talltale
is a genre consisting of stories that could have actually occurred to people or animals in a believable setting realisticfiction
is defined as movies and novels in which a story is made up but is set in the past and sometimes borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set. historicalfiction
is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, sciencefiction
the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible fantasy
is a type of nonfiction writing that conveys information about something, which means it is factual informationalwriting
where you try to convince someone to take a particular issue on a point of voice persuasivewriting
My name is Michael Smith and I was born on the 30th of August, 1967 in Long Beach,. California. My parents were Eddie Smith and Joan Smith. autobiography
an account of someone's life written by someone else biography
a play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character tragedy
professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh. comedy
a short piece of writing on a particular subject essay

STAAR Reading Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A group of letters added to the beginning of a root word to change the meaning Prefix
A short statement that gives the main ideas of something that has been said or written Summary
What the reader can figure out about the story using context clues. Inference
A made-up story Fiction
A true story about a person's life Biography
A comparison of two things using like or as Simile
A comparison of two things WITHOUT using like or as Metaphor
The reason the writer wrote something Author's Purpose
This is another way to say "tell" Express
A story, or description of events Narrative
A fiction story that could NOT happen in real life Fantasy
A story passed down from generation to generation Folktale
One line of poetry Verse
A group of lines that look much like a paragraph Stanza
The moral of a story Theme
The specific style of writing is the story's... Genre
Pictures, maps, captions, graphic organizers...anything provided except the text Text Features
To come to a final decision based on facts Conclude
A word that has the opposite meaning of another word Antonym
The order of something Sequence