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Notgrass Literature (with World History) High school Lessons 25 26 27

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Since we are not reading a literature book right now, I researched vocabulary on the SAT and the high school literature class syllabus. Here are vocabulary lists I’m using right now.


Week 1: (16 words)Patronizing, Expectant, Accusatory, Respectful, Reluctant, Tentative, Assertion, Witty, Rebuke, Stealth, Denotation vs. Connotation, Genre (also look up different types of literary genres – great site with worksheets :  ),  Imagery (also look up different forms of imagery (auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory at ), figurativly vs. literally.

Literary Genre – source (this is a great website, check it out for more information and downloads)

  1. Fiction: writing that is a product of the imagination.
    • Historical Fiction: based on or around a person or event from history.
    • Science Fiction: dealing with aliens, the future, or advanced technology.
    • Fantasy: containing monsters, magic, or other supernatural elements.
    • Realistic Fiction: a story that could have happened, but didn’t.
  2. Nonfiction: writing that is true or factual.
    • Informational Writing: writing that provides information on a topic.
    • Persuasive Writing: writing that attempts to influence the reader.
    • Autobiography: the story of one’s life told by oneself.
    • Biography: the story of someone’s life told by someone else.
  3. Drama: writing that appears as a play or script.
    • Comedy: has a happy ending.
    • Tragedy: ends in death and sadness.
  4. Poetry:  writing that is concerned with the beauty of language
  5. Folklore: stories that were handed down through the oral tradition.
    • Fairy Tale: a story with magic, monsters, and/or talking animals.
    • Fable: a very short story, usually with talking animals and has a moral.
    • Myth: has gods or goddesses and often accounts for the creation of something.
    • Legend: a story based on something that might have once been real, but has since become exaggerated beyond the realm of nonfiction.
    • Tall Tale: stories usually set in the American frontier where the main character has exaggerated strengths, skills, or size.  The tone of the author is humorous.

Author: Ancient Paths

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

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