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encyclopedia
Know the kinds of things you could find in this.
pre-writing
You need to do this before you start working on the extended response writing questions.
conventions
One of the 6 writing traits.
They're looking for good punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
organization
One of the 6 writing traits.
The grader is looking for clear and compelling direction in your writing. Pre-writing will help this.
sentence fluency
One of the 6 writing traits.
Are your sentences, clear, varied, and a treat to read aloud?
non-fiction
one of types of literature you will need to be able to understand and analyze
Writing
One of 3 areas tested on AIMS. Need to pre-write--don't just start writing!
figurative language
Are you really so hungry that you could eat a horse?
dictionary
You can use this during the writing portion of the AIMS.
capitalization
Remember when to use CAPITAL letters such as with proper names.
cause and effect
Use those higher level thinking skills to figure out why things happened in a story.
suffix
It goes at the end of the word. Be able to identify common ones.
drawing conclusions
Use that higher level thinking after you read a selection!
poetry
one of the types of literature you will need to analyze and understand
ideas and content
One of the 6 writing traits.
Is your writing clear, focused, and jam-packed with details?
punctuation
Do you remember when to use marks such as an exclamation mark!!?
six trait rubric
This is how the writing portion of the exam will be graded.
thesaurus
You can use this during the writing portion of the AIMS.
spelling
Know that it's "know" and not "no".
prefix
It goes before the word--be able to identify some common ones.
voice
One of the 6 writing traits.
Reading
one of 3 categories tested in AIMS. Need to understand what you're reading.
fiction
one of types of literature you need to be able to understand and analyze
word choice
One of the 6 writing traits.
Did you pick the right words to express your ideas and feelings?