Type
Crossword
Description

means "to battle" and is an important problem solving method in democracy debate
strategy in conflict resolution in which an individual tries to resolve the conflict by withdrawing or denying that the problem exists avoidance
a strategy in conflict resolution in which an individual tries to smooth things over by minimizing differences accommodation
strategy in conflict resolution in which an individual tries to defeat or outshine another person rather than resolving the problem competition
strategy in conflict resolution in which each individual gives up something in order to meet in the middle compromise
strategy in conflict resolution in which the focus is on solving the problem together collaboration
any debate conducted without specific rules informal debate
statement of the point to be debated proposition
formal statement of opinion resolution
in debate, used to refer to a reason for favoring a side of the proposition argument
refers to the total group of arguments in a debate case
outline of the affirmative and negative cases brief
specific speeches debaters make to build an argument for one side or the other constructive
to prove something, or what someone said, is wrong refute
a speech that contradicts or goes against an earlier statement rebuttal
refers to the procedure that will be followed to conduct a particular debate format
notes taken by debaters during a debate flowsheet

DEBATE TERMS Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Argues in favor of the resolution affirmative
Uses evidence and reasoning to support claims argument
Statement that a debater supports or refutes with evidence and reasoning claim
Speech presenting a debater's basic arguments for or against the resolution constructive
Another word for "claims" contentions
When a member of one team questions an opposing team member cross examination
Process of formally arguing a resolution against an opposing team debate
Matches two teams against each other, one affirming and one opposing the resolution debate format
Explanations of terms stated in the resolution definitions
Information used to support a claim, such as a testimonial evidence
Bad reasoning resulting in an unsound argument fallacy
Taking notes during a debate to prepare for CX flowing
Individual who listens to a debate and decides the winner Judge
Argues against the resolution negative
Using analysis to connect the evidence to the claim being made reasoning
Speech that challenges and defends arguments introduced in a constructive speech rebuttal
process of attaching an opponent's arguments refutation
The topic or claim being debated resolution

Lincoln - Douglas Debate Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An argument that leaves no ground for the other side to debate Abusive
The side of the debate that agrees with the resolution Affirmative
The evaluation the judge writes after each round declaring a winner, assigning speaker points and offering constructive criticism. Ballot
To progress to the final rounds of competition. Break
To progress to the final rounds of competition. Break
The pre-prepared speech that is read in the constructive period Case
The thesis statement of a contention that must be proved by a warrant Claim
Admission that the other side is correct on a point Concession
Major reasons that are the foundation of a case. Formulated in the constructive speech and then extended throughout the debate. Contention
The major part of a case that is used to achieve the value. Criterion
Three minute questioning period Cross Examination
To repeat an argument during another rebuttal Extend
Taking detailed notes summarizing the key arguments of the round Flowing
The part of a contention that explains why an argument matters. Impact
The position that disagrees with the resolution Negative
The judging standard for the round Value
Reasoning that makes an assertion true Warrant
Statement to be debated Resolution

Literary Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Sequence of events in a story plot
where and when the story takes place setting
the people in the story characters
problem the characters are facing conflict
type of conflict within themselves internal
conflict with outside forces external
most exciting part of the story, turning point climax
central part of story that builds to turning point risingaction
events that follow the climax that lead reader to the end fallingaction
part of the story in which you know the problems are solved resolution
part of the story that takes you back to an event that already occurred in the past flashback
where the author gives you a hint as to what may happen later in the story foreshadowing
central idea or message theme
the difference between what is expected and what actually happens irony
the emotion/feeling that is the author is trying to create mood
the beginning of a plot map that sets the story and tells characters exposition

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

Story Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the problem in a story conflict
the "bad guy" in a story antagonist
the time and place a story occurs setting
the author's message to the reader theme
part of the story that introduces the characters, setting, and conflict exposition
the action in the story plot
this kind of character changes because of the story's events dynamic
the turning point of the story climax
the final end of the story resolution
the "good guy" in the story protagonist
part of the story where the author ties up loose ends falling action
a struggle in the story conflict
the kind of character that stays the same throughout the story static
the development of the story rising action
the main person, animal, or object in a story character
where and when the story takes place setting
events that lead to the end of a story falling action
this message can be stated directly or implied theme
part of story where the conflict is solved resolution
the highest point of interest in a story climax
explains the basics of a story exposition
this struggle can be internal or external conflict
the sequence of events in a story plot
one who opposes the main character antagonist
the character does not change static
an example of internal conflict Man vs. Himself

CONFLICT RESOLUTION Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

VALUES
TEAM
SOLUTION
RESPONSIBILITY
RESOLVE
RESOLUTION
PROBLEM SOLVING
NEGOTIATION
LISTEN
INTRAPERSONAL
INTERPERSONAL
GOALS
CONSTRUCTIVE
CONFLICT
COMMUNICATION

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

PSSA Literary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The term for words that mean the same thing Synonyms
Pairs of words that have opposite, or nearly opposite, meanings Antonyms
The methods a writer uses to develop the personality of the character Characterization
The figurative language term for an exaggeration Hyperbole
A reference in a work of literature to a well known character, place, or situartion in history, politics, or science or from another wrok of literature, music, or art. Allusion
The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspence in a narrative; turning point Climax
The use of clues by an author to prepare readers for events that will happen in a story Foreshadowing
Language that emphasizes sensory impressions to help the reader of a literary work see, hear, feel, smell, and taste the scenes desrcibed in the work Imagery
The term for when the opposite of what is expected or said occurs Irony
The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story or poem Mood
The part of the plot in which the characters, setting, and situation are introduced Exposition
The central struggle between opposing forces in a story or drama Conflict
A prose narrative in which situations and characters are invented by the writer Fiction
Mode of writing that tells a story Narrative
The relationship of the narrator, or storyteller, to the story (1st or 3rd) Point Of View
The part of a plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict Resolution
A figure of speech that compares or equates seeminglingy unlike things. Implies the comparison rather than stating it with "like" or "as" Metaphor
A figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human form or characteristics Personification
A figure of speech using like or as to compare seemingly unlike things Simile
The use of images to represent internal realities Symbolism
The attitude of the narrator toward the subject, ideas, theme, or characters Tone
The main idea of the story. Usually expressed asa a general statement Theme

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

Supreme Court Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This term is an order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to send records for a case in which it will hear an appeal writ of certiorari
This term is a written statement submitted by the lawyer for each side in a case that explains to the judge why they should decide the case in favor of that lawyer's client brief
This is a court decision in an earlier case with facts and laws that are similar to a case in a court at the time that will usually govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way precedent
Permission given to a person who is poor and cannot afford for the case to go to the Court forma pauperis
Has the power to review the judgment of another lower court with an appeal appellate
Area over which the court has authority to decide case jurisdiction
A judge of the supreme court of a country or state justice
A promise to tell the truth oath
The decision of a judge or jury verdict
A written opinion by one or more justices that agrees with the verdict but wants to put it in own words concurring opinion
A disagreement between parties that is resolved by the court(This is what goes to court) case
One party writes this because they disagree with the court's decision asking another court to decide if the trial was conducted correctly appeal
An opinion written by a justice that disagrees with the majority opinion dissenting opinion
A punishment ordered by a court for a defendant who has committed a crime sentence
The person accused of a crime defendant
An opinion agreed on by over half of the justices majority opinion
Latin means "friend of the court" a people interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but not an actual party amicus curiae
A place where cases are decided during a tribunal court
a court of justice tribunal
The highest court in the United States Supreme Court