7th Grade Language Arts Vocab from Common Core State Standards

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

Activities for this list:

definitions & notes only words
  1. abridged
    shortened by condensing or rewriting
  2. anthropomorphism
    the representation of objects as having human form
  3. autobiography
    a book or account of your own life
  4. biography
    an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  5. character
    a property that defines the individual nature of something
  6. comedy
    a humorous incident or series of incidents
  7. conflict
    an open clash between two opposing groups
  8. dialogue
    a conversation between two persons
  9. diction
    the manner in which something is expressed in words
  10. documentary
    a film presenting the facts about a person or event
  11. fantasy
    imagination unrestricted by reality
  12. flashback
    a transition in a story to an earlier event or scene
  13. foreshadowing
    the act of providing vague advance indications
  14. graphical
    relating to or presented by a graph
  15. hyperbole
    extravagant exaggeration
  16. imagery
    the ability to form mental pictures of things or events
  17. irony
    incongruity between what might be expected and what occurs
  18. monologue
    a dramatic speech by a single actor
  19. oxymoron
    conjoining contradictory terms
  20. parody
    a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style
  21. plot
    a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
  22. point of view
    a mental position from which things are perceived
  23. protagonist
    the principal character in a work of fiction
  24. science fiction
    literary fantasy involving the 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
    the distinctive property of a complex sound
  29. tragedy
    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

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