Lessons for Authors

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  • Cultural Analysis in American Literature Using the Lithographs of Currier & Ives - … fiction, or a collection of poems by any 19thcentury American author, use representative lithographs from the Currier & Ives collection at the … the cultural themes and values that shaped (or contradicted) the author's perspectives. Include in your introduction a "thesis statement" that … mainstream American attitudes towards nature. Then evaluate how closely your author held similar attitudes towards the world of nature. The main …
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  • Gale Schools - Lesson Plans - Secondary: English - Nomination Speech - … choose an author to research. You can Science focus their choice to an author they have already studied, a contemporary author, or any … include, "The most satirical author of the 20th Century" or, "The author most read by teenagers" or, ?The author most loved by teachers … for your author. Focus your research on specific accomplishments of your author 3. Determine the most significant accomplishment(s) of your author's …
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  • Do the Write Thing - … special and compose newspaper articles celebrating the works of different authors. Author(s): Michelle Sale, The New York Times Learning Network Yasmin … /teachers/featured_articles/20060901friday.html (one per student) -resources about classic authors and their work (encyclopedias, literature textbooks, anthologies, computers with Internet … the plot of one of this author's books (if applicable). -In what genre does this author usually write? -What trends did …
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  • She's All Over the Map - … a particular Nobel Prize-winning female author, and write individual letters expressing their thoughts and admiration. Author(s): Michelle Sale, The New … the social commentary contributed of this author? -What symbols, photographs or illustrations best represent this author and her work? (Compile a list … library as an exhibit that celebrates female authors. Further Questions for Discussion: -Where do authors get their story ideas? -What or who …
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  • Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves - … of exceptions do to the validity of the author's claim? How do the author's claims about language relate to the … connections between the author's claims and socioeconomics do to the validity of the author's claims? How does the author's claim … connections between the author's claims and race do to the validity of the author's claims? How does the author's claim … the author's claims and intelligence do to the validity of the author's claims? What can you tell about the author's …
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  • Author Study: Improving Reading Comprehension Using Inference and Comparison - … inferences or to expand their knowledge of a certain author. Knowing about an author affects how students read that writer's work … look at the "biography" or "about the author" sections of the website for the author they have chosen. Students should also print … the websites to get information. 4. Students should research the author/illustrators they have chosen and draft their biographies. Circulate during …
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  • Amy Matthussen - … analyze and carefully criticize the legitimacy and strength of reasons authors use to substantiate their argument. (reasoning habit of mind) Students … analyze and carefully criticize the legitimacy and strength of reasons authors use to substantiate their argument. (reasoning habit of mind) Students … analyze and carefully criticize the legitimacy and strength of reasons authors use to substantiate their argument. (reasoning habit of mind) Students …
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  • Writing Like a Pro - … . As a class, develop a list of modern authors who most closely resemble authors from the focus time period. Encourage volunteers to … author's writing, direct them to discover more about the life of the author. Students compare and contrast their lives with their authors … and genre be? 5. What modern author or famous personality most closely resembles the author you have chosen? 8 Writing Like a …
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  • Tennis Anyone? - … people? If so, about whom does the author speak? 6. How does the author conclude the article? Write the topic sentence of … Answers - Translation 1. What was the author's main purpose in writing this article? The author is describing sports in France in … person or people? If so, about whom does the author speak? The author tells us about the person's interest in sports … you understand? 1. What was the author's main purpose in writing this article? The author is describing sports in France in …
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  • Who Did It - … the definitions. 2. Discuss ownership in terms of personal writing, authors of books, information on the Internet and downloading music. Repeatedly … your school library media specialist. Vocabulary: ACP (Acceptable Use Policy) author copyright Internet invention inventor online resources OPAC (Online Public Access … AUTHOR? Is the information ACCURATE? Is the author clearly identified? What are the author's credentials for writing on the subject? Is the author
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