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FCAT Vocabulary Puzzle

A. Diaz-Rubio

Reinforcing FCAT Vocabulary knowledge

Alliteration A reference to a statement, well-known person, place, or event from literature, history, mythology, politics, sports, science, or the arts.
Allusion A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word
Antonym A comparison of two things that have some quality in common
Author’s perspective His or her reason for creating a particular work and may be to entertain, to explain or to inform, to express an opinion, or to persuade readers to do or believe something
Author’s purpose The use of words whose sounds suggest their meanings (e.g., meow, buzz, splash).
Point of view To emphasize the dissimilarities and differences of things, qualities, events, or problems
Conflict The repetition of the same sound at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other or at short intervals.
Contrast A passage or segment taken from a text
Descriptive language A word that has the same or almost the same meaning as another word (e.g., rob/steal, parcel/package, occasionally/sometimes)
Excerpt Refers to the particular elements common to all literary and narrative forms including theme, setting, conflict, characters, plot, and point of view
Hyperbole An underlying message about life or human nature that the author wants the reader to understand and that may give readers insight into the author’s view of the world
Inference Type of writing that ridicules human weakness, vice, or folly in order to bring about social reform
Irony Voice of a character developed by a writer and enables readers to better understand the events of a text through a character’s thoughts, feelings, beliefs, motives, or actions
Literary elements Helps readers to clarify meaning by restating information in their own words
Mood A struggle or clash between opposing characters, forces, or emotions that moves the plot forward in literary text
Onomatopoeia intended to create a mood, person, place, thing, event, emotion, or experience
Paraphrasing A figure of speech in which a statement is exaggerated for emphasis or for humorous effect
Satire The feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
Simile A contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens
Synonym A systematic process that involves evaluating whether or not information in a text is valid (correct or sound) and reliable (dependable).
Theme The act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true
Validity/reliability The viewpoint that an author brings to a piece of writing

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