Type
Word Search
Description

nonfiction
determine
effect
fiction
chart
characters
audience
conflict
meaning
tone
focus
questions
evaluate
identify
critical
research
answer
poem
character
poetry
purpose
evidence
sentence
information
analysis
essay
text
analyze
vocabulary
writing

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

Academic Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Susie sells seashells by the seashore. ALLITERATION
Finger is to hand as branch is to tree. ANALOGY
Theresa is planning to carefully _______ her study guide. ANALYZE
The opposite of a word. ANTONYM
Speaking fluently and coherently. ARTICULATE
What the author had in mind while writing a story. AUTHOR's INTENTION
Why the author wrote the text. AUTHOR'S PURPOSE
Ally yelled at her brother, then he became upset. CAUSE AND EFFECT
The theme in non-fictional text. CENTRTAL IDEA
The diolauge and actions of a character. CHARACTER ACTIONS
The order in which things happened. CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
Exact information from the text in quotations. CITE EVIDENCE
An essay. COMPOSITION

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

STAAR Vocabulary Review Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

antonym
bold
caption
cause
character
conflict
effect
evidence
fiction
heading
infer
italics
lesson
main idea
nonfiction
passage
photo
poem
predict
problem
purpose
resolution
rhyme
sequence
setting
stanza
strategy
summary
synonym
timeline

english II Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

rhyme meter writing poem
five senses sensory
combine evidence synthesize
sarcastic Figurative language
thinking about passage critical thinking
reference to a noun allusion
emotional association of a word connotation
overall message Theme
A story with a hidden meaning Allegory
literal word Denotation
Detailing a story with information analyze
background knowledge making a connection
B.M.E Summary
use symbols to represent ideas symbolism
across across
making a connection off of knowledge inference
patterns of rythym prosody
DIDLS graphic elements
inferencing the meaning of a text Drawing conclusions
personal story of lines or stanzas poetry

STAAR Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

stanza
humorous
lyrical
narrative
suffix
prefix
antonym
synonym
biography
autobiography
conclusion
evidence
effect
cause
imagery
topic
resolution
solution
conflict
problem
inference
schema
detail
summary
nonfiction
fiction
characters
setting
selection
passage

STAAR Review Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Autobiography
Biography
Character
Entertain
Evidence
Expository
Express
Fiction
Genre
Inform
Nonfiction
Plot
Poem
Purpose
Selection
Sequence
Setting
Theme

Ms.Barrow's Essay Writing Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The main idea of your essay thesis
You use __________ to support your ideas and points evidence
A noun or noun phrase that renames another noun in the sentence. appositive
When you expand or explain your evidence, it is called_________. elaboration
You create this as a plan before writing your essay. outline
Your thesis statement goes in the __________ sentence of your Intro paragraph. last
The first step of the writing process. (4 words) breakdowntheprompt
Term that means what or who your essay is about. topic
You must ______ evidence cite
Words or phrases that provide a connection between ideas, sentences, and paragraphs. transistions
Special paragraph that must be included in an argumentative essay. counterclaim
You must identify the prompt's task, topic, and __________ focus
The last paragraph of an essay conclusion
Attention grabber hook
You write with a __________ pencil
Always put your ______________ on assignments. name
person, place, thing, idea noun
action word verb
acronym used to remember conjunctions fanboys
Language ________ arts
Fill in the _________ thesis blank

Literary Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

alliteration
assonance
autobiography
biography
characters
concretepoem
conflict
drama
entertain
fiction
freeverse
imagery
informative
metaphor
nonfiction
onomatopoeia
personification
persuasive
plot
poem
purpose
repetition
rhyme
setting
tone

Poetic Devices and Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

the central idea, topic, or point of a story, essay, or narrative theme
the word choice and phrasing in any written or spoken text diction
words or phrases that has other meaning(s) than it's normal definition figurative language
the comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as" simile
a reference to something; when a writer mentions some other work, or refers to an earlier part of the current work allusion
a verse or poem written in trochees trochaic
two successive rhyming lines in a verse and has the same meter to form a complete thought couplet
a pause in a line of poetry that is formed by the rhythms of natural speech rather than by metrics caesura
an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem conceit
a form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy; a literary technique that is lyrical in nature, but not very lengthy ode
the voice behind the poem - the person we imagine to be saying the thing out loud speaker
the use of over-exaggeration for the purpose of creating emphasis or being humorous, but it is not intended to be taken literally hyperbole
two or more words in a phrase or line of poetry that share the same beginning sound alliteration
a word, which imitates the natural sounds of a thing onomatopoeia
employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in other words, positive statement is expressed by negating its opposite expressions litote
a stylistic device in which several coordinating conjunctions are used in succession in order to achieve an artistic effect polysyndeton
when a thing, an idea, or an animal is given human attributes personification
the repetition of a vowel sound or diphthong in non-rhyming words assonance
the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect anaphora
a division of four or more lines having a fixed length, meter, or rhyming scheme stanza
repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase consonance
a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions mood
informal words, phrases, or even slang in a piece of writing colloquial
implicit, implied,or hidden comparisons between two things that are unrelated, but which share some common characteristics metaphor
a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect oxymoron
the repetiton of the same or similar sounds that occurs in two or more words, usually at the end of lines in poems or songs rhyme
when a poen consists of foots containing unaccented and short syllables followed by a long and accented syllable in a single line of a poem iambic
a verse with four lines, or even a full poem containing four lines, having an independent and separate theme quatrain
a literary device that demonstrates the long and short patterns through stressed and unstressed syllables, particularly in verse form rhythm
a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation "O" apostrophe
a stylistic device used in literature and poetry to intentionally eliminate conjunctions between the phrases and in the sentence, yet maintain the grammatical accuracy asyndeton
a statement that appears to be self-contadictory or silly but may include a latent truth paradox
an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience tone
the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way thag it appeals to our physical senses imagery
a unit of rhythm in poetry, the pattern of the beats; a foot meter