• Writing Terms
    • Thesis Statement/topic sentence-a sentence that expresses the essential idea of a paragraph or larger section, usually apperaring at the beginning.
    • Clincher statement-The final sentence in the paragraph. It wraps up all the main points and ideas said in the paragraph.
    • Major / minor supports- Ideas or connections that help justify what your topic sentence or point of the essay is.
    • Transitions- A sentence or idea that helps move from one idea to another smoothly.
    • Coherence/ Unity- That the sentences and ideas make sense together and they all help the same idea. There are no out of place sentences and no misplaced quotes.
  • Grammar terms
    • 8 parts of speech - Verb, Adjective, Noun, pronoun, conjunction, Adverb, Preposition, Interjection.
    • Phrases/clauses - A phrase is a group of words with a subject OR a verb and a clause is a group of words with a subject AND a verb.
    • Passive voice -indicating that the subject is being actec upon by the verb, instead of doing the action.
    • Parallel structure - Having a group or list of words have the same pattern in order of show that they are all being "done" or all the same.
    • Example: Hannah likes riding, hiking and camping in the woods.
    • Example: Hanah likes to ride, hike, and camp in the woods.
  • Literary Terms
    • Personification - a non-human thing is given human qualities of characteristics.
    • Example: The house winked at me when I walked by.
    • Example: The sun ran away from the moon.
    • Imagery - figurative language or vivid descriptions that paint a mental picture in the mind of the readers.
    • Foreshadow - to hint or suggest something that will happen in the future withut giving it away.
    • Simile - comparing two things using like or as.
    • Example: her hair was like a rats nest!
    • Metaphor - comparing two things WITHOUT using like or as.
    • The worlds a stage, waiting for someone to preform.
    • Allusion - a passing reference to a person, place, or event that happened.
    • Example: an allusion to shakespere
    • Conflict - opposing sides between characters, ideas, or interests that create a state of opposition.