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English Final 8th Grade
Mrs. Haik
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English
05/13/2012

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call to action
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gives information on where to buy product and urges you to buy it
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color
Definition
makes graphics more interesting
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denotation
Definition
a word's actual meaning
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conotation
Definition
a word's additional meaning; usually the emotion associated with a word's meaning
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bias
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a preference for one side
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lead
Definition
first sentence of an opening paragraph
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medium
Definition
means through which a message is communicated
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key information
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important information
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coherence
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makes your composition smooth and easy to understand
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chronological order
Definition
arranged in the order they occur
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spatial order
Definition
presents details according to their location in space
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logical order
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groups related details together
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order of importance
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arranges details from least to most important or vice versa
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thesis statement
Definition
topic around which the entire paper or essay is organized
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hook
Definition
interesting statement or piece or information that grabs the reader's attention in an essay
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sensory details
Definition
using words that appeal to one or more senses
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example
Definition
illustrations of a general idea
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statement
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a complete sentence
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expository writing
Definition
writing that reveals information or explains a topic
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narrative writing
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writing that tells a story
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descriptive writing
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writing that deals with senses
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persuasive writing
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writing that persuades someone to do something
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implied main idea
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a main idea that is not directly stated; you must use clues to identify it
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purpose
Definition
the reason for writing a particular essay
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personal narrative
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story about a life perspective
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dialogue
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when characters are talking
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irrelevant details
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takes reader's attention away from the main idea
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relevant details
Definition
helps the reader focus on the main idea
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opinion
Definition
someone's belief about something
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emotional appeal
Definition
getting a reader's emotions involved
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logical appeal
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using reasons or evidence to support an opinion
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evidence
Definition
support for a reason
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reason
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answers the question why about an opinion statement
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issue
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a subject in which people disagree
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fact
Definition
a statement that can be proven true
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statistic
Definition
a fact in number form
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anecdote
Definition
a brief story that illustrates a general idea
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expert opinion
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the opinion of an authority on a subject
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analogy
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comparing two things that are seemingly unlike
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lost subject
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a missing subject
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delayed subject
Definition
a subject that comes in too late
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slogan
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a catchy saying that expresses the main idea of the advertisement
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target market
Definition
people who are supposed to view a particular appeal
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bandwagon
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urges you to believe something because everyone else believes it
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testimonial
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appeals that use famous people to endorse products
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snob appeal
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appeals to a person's desire for social or intellectual superiority
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plain folks appeal
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states that ordinary people do it
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story
Definition
tells an experience in one's life; it can be made up
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topic
Definition
main or most important idea of a paragraph
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audience
Definition
group of people to whom a media message is presented
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main idea
Definition
the most important focus of the passage