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PSSA VocabularyJeopardy Game
A person who tells a story or gives an account of what happened
What is the narrator?
A segment of a written work or speech
What is passage?
The way in which a character views the situation
point of view?
The author’s central thought; the topic sentence of a paragraph
What is main idea?
The solution to a problem;
Where the conflict is resolved
What is resolution?
Nonfiction written to convey information. Ex. Brochures, directions, manuals, news reports, etc.
Nonfiction text that teaches or instructs
Ex: How to, recipe
What is instructional?
The story of a person’s entire life written by himself or herself
What is an autobiography?
The story of a person’s life written by someone other than the subject
What is a biography?
Text that conveys a true story of of a single event or events of one self’s life rather than about the person’s entire life - includes dialogue
What is a personal narrative?
One of two or more words that have the same or nearly identical meanings
What is a synomym?
Drawing conclusions by examining clues from the text
What is an inference?
A broad statement that applies to many different situations.
Ex: 6th graders always leave a mess at their lunch tables
What is a generalization?
A statement you can prove to be true.
What is a fact?
A statement that cannot be proven or a statement someone believes to be true about something
What is an opinion?
The moral of the story
What is theme?
The reason an author writes a passage
Ex: to entertain, persuade, or inform
What is author’s purpose?
The events that lead to the climax
What is rising action?
Drawing conclusions from clues and facts found in the story
What is climax?
The method an author uses to reveal characters and their personalities
What is characterization?
What is character traits?
A comparison between 2 things using like or as
Ex: The baby was as cute as a button.
What is a simile?
A direct comparison between 2 unlike things without using like or as.
Ex: Time was a thief.
What is a metaphor?
Giving human characteristics to an animal, object, or idea
Ex: The sea called out to me.
What is personification?
An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect
Ex: I must have told you a million times.
What is a hyperbole?
Imitation of natural sounds, words you hear
Ex: splat, bang, ding-dong
What is an onomatopoeia?
Capturing the most important parts of the original passage in a much shorter space and in the reader’s own words – includes who? where? when? what? why?
What is a summary?