Vocabulary/Spelling Words

Spelling Words: None

Literary Vocabulary This Week: Test will be Friday, September 25th.


*Personal narrative- a piece of nonfiction writing told in the first person by someone who was involved in the events being described

*Fiction- a made-up story

*Nonfiction- a true story

*First person- told from the narrator's perspective; "I" is the narrator

*Character trait- an adjective that describes a character

*Structure- the basic way a story or essay is organized

*Chronological- organized in order of time, the order in which something happened

*Firsthand account- version of a story or event written or told by a person who actually experienced it

*Secondhand account- version of a story or event written or told by a person who did not experience it but gathered information from people who did, from books, or from other sources

*Simile- a literary device that compares things using like or as

*Metaphor- a literary device that compares things like a simile but without using like or as

*Cause & effect- relationship between two events when the first event results in the second event happening