Nonfiction IDEA Vocabulary

Cloe Shea Greene

objective

not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts

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The judge was very objective when she decided the case.

Subjective

based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions

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The kids were very subjective when they were eating the cake.

bias

based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions

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The man was bias when he was looking for a new employee.

credible/ valid

believable/ having a sound basis in logic or fact

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i would not trust Pinocchio with valid information.

counterargument

argument or reasoning put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another

argument

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The kids were having a counterargument when it came to who they thought the toys belong to.

fallacy

a mistaken belief, esp. one based on unsound argument

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The dog had a fallacy because he believed he was a cat because all cats have 4 legs and he had 4 legs.

tone

the general attitude of a piece of writing

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By the tone of this picture you could probably assume that the author is very optimistic.

theme

an idea that pervades a work of literature

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The theme of this picture is spooky because the pirate ship is sailing in the fog at night in the full moon light.