PARCC: Language of the Test (Grade7) – 45 Words

English Words (45 Words) selected in "PARCC: Language of the Test (Grade7)" will help you study for the SAT,GRE,ACT,TOEFL exams and learn english.

paragraph

one of several distinct subdivisions of a text

What is the meaning of recurrence as it is used in paragraph 16 of The Count of Monte Cristo?
analyze

consider in detail in order to discover essential features

After you have read the selections and answered some questions, you will write an essay analyzing the themes presented in the two texts.
summarize

present the main points in a concise form

Which paragraph best summarizes the conclusions of the experiment?
theme

a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary work

After you have read the selections and answered some questions, you will write an essay analyzing the themes presented in the two texts.
essay

an analytic or interpretive literary composition

After you have read the selections and answered some questions, you will write an essay analyzing the themes presented in the two texts.
similarity

the quality of being alike

Think about the similarities and differences in how the two authors develop the themes in each text.
evidence

knowledge on which to base belief

Which evidence from The Count of Monte Cristo supports the correct answer in Part A?
support

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Which evidence from The Count of Monte Cristo supports the correct answer in Part A?
meaning

the message that is intended or expressed or signified

What is the meaning of recurrence as it is used in paragraph 16 of The
Count of Monte Cristo?
point of view

a mental position from which things are perceived

What do Kevin’s and Howie’s sarcastic questions mainly reveal about their different points of view during their conversation?
passage

a section of text, particularly a section of medium length

Today you will read a passage from The Count of Monte Cristo as
well as a scene from the play Blessings.
selection

an assortment of things from which a choice can be made

After you have read the selections and answered some questions, you will write an essay analyzing the themes presented in the two texts.
text

the main body of a written work

After you have read the selections and answered some questions, you will write an essay analyzing the themes presented in the two texts.
summary

a brief statement that presents the main points

Identify three details from “Short Circuit” that provide the best summary of the conclusions in the experiment.
describe

give a statement representing something

Write an original story that describes what Kevin does next to try to
change Howie’s mind about paying for Cromwell’s training.
conclusion

a position or opinion reached after consideration

Which paragraph best summarizes the conclusions of the experiment in “Short Circuit”?
author

be the writer of

How does the author of Blessings use stage directions to reveal that the two characters are learning more about each other?
source

a publication that is referred to

In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
reveal

make known to the public information previously kept secret

How does the author of Blessings use stage directions to reveal that the two characters are learning more about each other?
specific

stated explicitly or in detail

Be sure to include specific details from both selections.
identify

give the name or characteristics of

Write an essay in which you identify a theme from each text and analyze how each theme is developed.
response

a statement that is made to reply to a question or request

Support your response with evidence from each source.
character

an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction

Based on the passage, what is the main reason the author includes Howie as a character in the story?
information

a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn

As you read, you will gather information to prepare for writing an original story.
phrase

an expression consisting of one or more words

Which phrase from the scene from Blessings best helps the reader to understand the meaning of scale?
original

not derived or copied or translated from something else

Write an original story that describes what Kevin does next to try to
change Howie’s mind about paying for Cromwell’s training.
setting

the context and environment in which something is situated

In paragraph 1, what information does the setting mainly suggest about Cromwell?
explanation

a statement that makes something comprehensible

In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
description

a statement that represents something in words

In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
develop

elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

Think about the similarities and differences in how the
two authors develop the themes in each text.
novel

an extended fictional work in prose

Today you will read a passage from a novel.
suggest

call to mind

In paragraph 1, what information does the setting mainly suggest about Cromwell?
contribute

provide

What is one way the stage directions help contribute meaning to the scene?
sentence

a string of words satisfying grammatical rules of a language

Which sentence explains what the word skeptic in paragraph 3 suggests about Howie?
accomplish

achieve with effort

In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
central

serving as an essential component

What is a central idea of The Count of Monte Cristo?
provide

give something useful or necessary to

Which detail from “Conducting Solutions” provides the best clue to the
meaning of the word solution?
include

have as a part, be made up out of

Be sure to include specific details from both selections.
affect

have an influence upon

In The Count of Monte Cristo, how does the noise in the wall affect Edmond Dantes?
difference

the quality of being unlike or dissimilar

Think about the similarities and differences in how the
two authors develop the themes in each text.
gather

assemble or get together

As you read, you will gather information to prepare for writing an original story.
example

an item of information that is typical of a class or group

In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
purpose

an anticipated outcome that guides your planned actions

In an essay, analyze how each source uses explanations, examples,
and/or descriptions to help accomplish its purpose.
prepare

make ready or suitable or equip in advance

As you read, you will gather information to prepare for writing an original story.
explain

define

Which sentence explains what the word skeptic in paragraph 3 suggests about Howie?