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to reach or attain by effort, skill, or courage
to study something in detail to bring out a deeper meaning or structure
to determine the value of accuracy of something
arranged in order of the time in happened
to work jointly with others
to understand or find meaning
to find differences
to show something by example or prove using logic
to tell or write about something; give a detailed account of
to tell or write about something in detail
to grow or become bigger or more advanced
to add details to something
to examine and judge something or someone carefully
to make something clear or account for why something happened
facts or physical signs that helps prove something
to know and/or show who someone is, or what something is
explain the meaning of something
tell in your own words
to give a short version of something
to provide evidence of something or proof that something is correct

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Informational Text Vocabulary Crossword

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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

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Strategic Words Crossword

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A writer's position on an issue or problem. claim
To create something Formulate
To show to be right or just justify
Feeling or atmosphere the writer creates mood
A life learned lesson theme
To tell all about an event describe
Writing that persuades, informs or entertain Author's purpose
To read between the lines Infer
point of view of the author Author's perspective
To break apart or inspect closely analyze
Takes individual information; combine with other pieces to get a better understanding synthesize
Guide for citing proof from the text cite evidence
attitude towards a subject that the writer takes tone
A shortened version of the text Summarize
Implication of a word or its abstract meaning connotation
A dictionary definition denotation
To tell how something happened explain
elements that indicate the organizational structure of text text structure
To back up information with details support
An evaluation or critical review by a critic or reviewer critique
A memorable statement; a lesson taught moral
evidence that is thoroughly clear and understood explicit evidence
to judge something evaluate
Main idea; most important in the text main idea
to take notes annotate
to determine its accuracy check
evidence where there is no doubt implicit evidence
to show how something is different contrast
to show how something is alike or similar compare
to tell what may happen before it does predict
to list the steps trace
Proof evidence
a story narrative

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Literary Terms Crossword

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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

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STAAR Reading Vocabulary Crossword

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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

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Academic Vocabulary Crossword

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Point of view Perspective
To strengthen with additional material Reinforce
Consistent with the rules of logic logical
To establish the identity of identify
To quote, as an authority cite
To change evolve
To come forth into view emerge
Having to do with the topic relevant
Something chosen from a larger group selection
To make valid; substantiate; confirm validate
To put firmly in place establish
To give or donate to a common supply contribute
Enough for the purpose or need sufficient
An intended result; aim; goal purpose
To bring, communicate, or make known convey
To add details to; expand elaborate
To bring, take, or pull out draw
To concentrate or direct one's attention focus
To direct attention to something refer
Make a conclusion based on evidence infer
Arranged in the order of time chronological
A proposition to be proved thesis
To refer to something indirectly allude
To make use of or put to work employ
To set forth in speech or writing state
To produce a memory or feeling evoke
To suppose without proof assume
To examine or investigate explore
Something that offers proof evidence
To inspect carefully examine
To draw out or bring forth elicit

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Argument Writing Vocabulary Crossword

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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

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ELA VOCABULARY CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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A conversation between characters dialogue
A comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as simile
The perspective from which a story is told point of view
A type of writing that explains, defines, clarifies, or gives information about a topic expository writing
The struggle between opposing forces conflict
A secondary plot that occurs along with a main plot subplot
The outcome of the conflict of a story, when loose ends are wrapped up Resolution
Words that have opposite meanings antonyms
Words that have similar meanings synonyms
The series or sequence of related events that make up a story or novel plot
To briefly restate the main ideas of a piece of writing in your own words Summarize
A type of writing that tells a story or describes a sequence of events of events in an incident narrative
To study the details of a work to identify essential or important features or meanings. analyze
The central idea, message, or lesson that the author wants the reader to learn theme
The methods that a writer uses to develop characters through descriptions, appearance, and actions. characterization
Events in the plot that gives the reader background information needed to understand the story. exposition
A logical guess or conclusion based on observation, prior experience or textual evidence inference
A comparison between two unlike things without using the words like or as metaphor
Writing that describes an incident and includes a personal response to an incident and a reflection of the incident personal narrative

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25 literary terms Crossword

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1.a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification analogy
1.a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person anecdote
1.a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought cliche
1.the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic theme
a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work motif
1.an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect parody
1.a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory paradox
1.a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory critique
1.place or deal with close together for contrasting effect juxtapose
a metaphor introduced and then further developed throughout all or part of a literary work, especially a poem extended metaphor
a play on words pun
the part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject predicate
1.a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound nuance
a comparison using "like" or "as" simile
a word free from limitations or qualifications absolute
the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers antecedent
a long narrative poem epic
a sermon homily
the one who tells the story narrator
a story or narrated account narrative
the use of figures of speech to create a vivid image imagery
a conclusion one draws inference
the subject treated in a paragraph or work topic
a humorous imitation of serious work parody
a work in three parts trilogy

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Positive Character Traits Crossword

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Is giving of one’s time, energy, and talents. Shares possessions. Gives others the benefit of a doubt Generous
Diligent in one’s work. Expends time and energy to reach a goal. Doesn’t give up easily. Hard-working
Tells the truth. Admits mistakes and wrongdoing. Is true and authentic about who one is as a person. Honest
Values the efforts of others on one’s behalf. Is thankful for what one has. Grateful
Treats others with kindness, compassion, and a generosity of spirit. Shows concern for the plight of others. Caring
Has a sense of wonderment about the world. Likes to find out about things. Pursues many different interests. Finds joy in learning. Curious
Likes to find out about things. Finds joy in learning. Friendly
Hopeful about the future. Focuses on the “bright side” of things. Sees the glass as half full rather than half empty. Optimistic
Manages one’s emotions and impulses well. Remains cool under pressure. Doesn’t get overly excited. Calm
Is modest about one’s accomplishments. Doesn’t consider oneself to be superior to others. Humble
Imaginative and inventive. Has a unique way of thinking and/or creating things. Creative
Imaginative and inventive. Has a unique way of thinking and/or creating things. Respectful
Happy in a demonstrative way. Enjoys life and finds delight in people and everyday events. Joyful
Is funny but not in a mean way. Makes people laugh. Appreciates the lighter side of life. Humorous
Accountable in word and action. Reliable in carrying out one’s duties and fulfilling one’s commitments. Responsibile

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SBAC VOCABULARY Crossword

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What is a group of letters at the beginning or ending of a word called affix
A word that means the opposite of another word antonym
A type of writing in which the writer tries to convince argument
Tell the ways two things or ideas are different contrast
Follow the steps, follow the ideas, follow the path of thoughts trace
To add reasons, evidence or examples support
to quickly read without deeply thinking skim
to change the ideas or organization of a writing revise
Story writing is called ______ narrative
Writing that explains is called _______. expository
The high point of a story or narrative climax
A small part of a larger text is called an ________ excerpt
Proof that something is true is called _________ evidence
An educated guess based on evidence. inference
To fix mistakes in a writing edit
two or more characters talking in a story dialogue
word that means the same thing as another word synonym
To create or put together formulate
To tell the main idea, the beginning, middle and end summarize
any brainstorm or work you do before writing prewrite
The sequence or order of events in a story plot
what someone thinks or feels about a topic opinion
to break into parts and then explain those parts analyze
When you use examples to show your thinking you are __________ explaining
the judge something and tell the good and bad about it is to ______- evaluate
words that describe and explain what something looks, sounds, smells or feels like sensory
to retell in your own words paraphrase
To use a direct word or sentence from an article is called a ________ quote
to paint a picture with words describe

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