Middle Childhood Language Arts Social Studies -Y
....currently teaching 7th grade writing :)

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

ELA Student Glossary 8th Grade Terms

Materials needed: colored paper for the cover, 10-15 sheets of notebook paper, stapler, and decorative duct tape :)

In the beginning of the school year I have my students make a mini student glossary. About once a week we add terms to the glossary relating to the topic we are focusing on at the moment. Each term is complete with examples we relate to our class novel or short stories we are familiar with. All the terminology will be useful for upcoming state tests, next year's LA class, and just to use as a quick reference guide.

Terms Used This Year:

  • simile
  • metaphor
  • theme
  • foreshadowing
  • credibility
  • open-ended questions
  • inference
  • connotation
  • denotation
  • plot structure (exposition, complication, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)
  • character types (protagonist, antagonist, flat, round, static, dynamic, etc.)
  • alliteration
  • symbolism
  • oxymoron
  • suspense
  • irony (verbal, situational, dramatic)
  • allusion
  • idiom
  • conflict in literary work
  • tone
  • mood
  • ...more to come!

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