Flashcards - ELL Instructional Methods for Writing

Flashcards - ELL Instructional Methods for Writing
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morphology
In linguistics, morphology is the study of words, how they are formed, and their relationship to other words in the same language
topic sentence
In prescriptive grammar, the topic sentence is the sentence in an expository paragraph which summarizes the main idea of that paragraph
essay
An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gives the author's own argument - but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet, and a short story
paragraph
A paragraph is a self-contained unit of a discourse in writing dealing with a particular point or idea
graphic organizer
A graphic organizer, also known as a knowledge map, concept map, story map , cognitive organizer, advance organizer, or concept diagram, is a communication tool that uses visual symbols to express knowledge, concepts, thoughts, or ideas, and the relationships between them
supporting details

Sentences that back up a topic sentence and strengthen its point. They also connect the topic sentence to other important points in a paragraph.

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