CCDS 7th english lit essays

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Alex Haley

author of My Furthest-back Person

Anecdote

short, funny/amusing story

Anecdote

type of essay- Passenger Abuse

Anna Quindlen

author of Melting Pot

Annie Dillard

author of The Chase

Autobiography

story of own life story

Barbara Jordan

author of All Together Now

Bill Cosby

author of Passenger Abuse

Biography

story of someone else's life

Chief Dan George

author of I Am a Native of North America

Chronological Order

in order

Context Clues

understanding a word by getting clues from the sentence

Determine Importance

decide what is most relavent, identify main ideas

Essay

short; non-fiction; prose; one particular topic

Exaggeration

stretching the truth to make the story more interesting

in quotes

all titles of ESSAYS must be...

Infer

draw conclusions/ make predictions and guesses

Melting Pot

a place with many different races and cultures live together and blend

Memoir/Autobiography

type of essay- The Chase

Metaphor

comparison of 2 unlike things