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voice
the fluency, rhythm, and liveliness in writing that makes it unique to the writer
tone
the attitude of the author toward the audience and characters, such as serious or humorous
homophone
a word pronounced the same but has different meaning

hair/hare
personification
an object or idea is given human qualities or human form

The wind whistles.
metaphor
the comparison of 2 unlike things in which no words of comparison (like or as) are used
He is a speedy rocket.
narrative passage
text in any form that recounts or tells a story
characterization
the method an author uses to reveal his character and their various personalities
compare
place together characters, situations, or ideas to show common or differing features in literary selections
genre
A category uses to identify literary works
style
How an author writes; an author's use of language and its effects and appropriateness to the author's intent and theme
evaluate
examine and judge carefully
point of view
the way in which an author reveals characters, events, and ideas in telling a story
the vantage point from which the story is told
rubric
a set of scoring guidelines for judging student work on performance-based tasks
paraphrase
restate text or passage in other words, often to clarify meaning or show understanding
Advanced
superior academic performance
context clues
information from reading that identifies a word or group of words
informational passage
a nonfiction selection
simile
a comparison of 2 unlike things in which a word of comparison is used-like or as

as quiet as a mouse
alliteration
the repetiton of initial consonant sounds in words

Mike made a milkshake.
narrative
a story, actual or fictional, expressed orally or in writing
fluency
the clear, easy written or spoken expression of ideas
antonym
a word that is the opposite of another word

short/tall
theme
major idea; the topic of the writing
irony
the use of a word or phrase to mean the exact opposite of its literal or usual meaning
literary elements
the techniques used in literature, such as characters, setting, plot and theme
synonym
2 or more words that have a similar meaning

large/huge
figurative language
language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling
idioms
an expression that can't be understood if taken literally



You're driving me up a wall.
Proficient
satisfactory academic performance
hyperbole
an exaggeration

I cried a bucket of tears.
graphic organizer
a diagram or pictoral device that shows relationship
Below Basic
inadequate academic performance
Basic
marginal academic performance