7th Grade Language Arts Vocab from Common Core State Standards 29 words

In grades 6 – 8, students are ready for new levels of intellectual challenge. If they have followed the Common Core Curriculum Maps up to this point, they should have a strong background in mythology, folktales, and fables from around the world; classic and contemporary fiction and poetry; and literary nonfiction related to historical and select scientific topics. They should be able to write a short paper in which they articulate a central idea and support it with examples from texts.


www.commoncore.org Curriculum Map for 6th Grade
  1. abridged
    (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting
  2. anthropomorphism
    the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits
  3. autobiography
    a biography of yourself
  4. biography
    an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  5. character
    a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
  6. comedy
    a comic incident or series of incidents
  7. conflict
    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
  8. dialogue
    a conversation between two persons
  9. diction
    the manner in which something is expressed in words
  10. documentary
    a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
  11. fantasy
    imagination unrestricted by reality
  12. flashback
    a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
  13. foreshadowing
    the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
  14. graphical
    relating to or presented by a graph
  15. hyperbole
    extravagant exaggeration
  16. imagery
    the ability to form mental images of things or events
  17. irony
    incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
  18. monologue
    a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
  19. oxymoron
    conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')
  20. parody
    a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  21. plot
    a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
  22. point of view
    a mental position from which things are viewed
  23. protagonist
    the principal character in a work of fiction
  24. science fiction
    literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society
  25. screenplay
    a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets
  26. setting
    the physical position of something
  27. theme
    the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
  28. tone
    (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
  29. tragedy
    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune