5th Grade Vocabulary
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He’s a character Character Development May refer to: Character arc, the change in characterization of a dynamic character, who changes over the course of a narrative.
Comparative adjective/adverbs adjectives adverbs
Concluding Paragraph This is where the main ideas are summed up and the thesis statement is restated in a different, interesting way.
Conflict To come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition; clash: The problem in the story
Coordinating conjunctions also called coordinators, are conjunctions that join, or coordinate, two or more items ...
Figurative language Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else, you are using figurative language.
Free Verse Free verse is an open form of poetry. It does not use consistent meter patterns, rhyme, or any other musical pattern. Free verse does not have a set pattern of rhyme or rhythm. There are no rules about line length in free verse. You try to keep the words that belong together on the same line, but, sometimes the poet will break these words if he/she wants to create a visual shape to support the poem's message, or feeling that the poet wishes the reader to experience. The poet may wish to put special emphasis on a word he/she has used so he will that word a line to itself, or place it on the next line so the reader notices it or is surprised by the poet's use of the word. Often a poet will end a line because it feels right to him/her to do so. The poet chooses the length of each line and the length of the poem according to the message, or feeling he/she wishes to communicate to his/her reader. When free verse is read aloud the reader can hear the rhythm of the words that the poet has used in his/her poem. Think of it as spoken music.
Generalization A generalization is defined as a broad statement or an idea that applies to a group of people or things. Oftentimes, generalizations are not entirely true, because there may be examples of individuals or situations wherein the generalization does not apply. No one could complete a marathon without the appropriate training. Everybody loves a trip to the theme park over the summer. All criminals have troubled backgrounds.
Interjection Examples:Hey! Get off that floor! Oh, that is a surprise. Good! Now we can move on. Jeepers, that was close.
Introductory paragraph The introductory paragraph of any paper, long or short, should start with a sentence that piques the interest of your readers. Think of your first sentence as a hook ... Like an appetizer for a meal, the introductory paragraph sets up the reader’s palate and gives him a taste of what is to come. You want start your paper on a positive note by putting forth the best writing possible.
Minor Character A minor character supports the main character in a story.
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Resolution the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.
Rhythm You can hear the beat. One two buckle my shoe Three, four shut the door
Supporting ideas Supporting details are the ideas that explain more about the main idea. S