Lessons for Authors

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  • Adaptations That Help Gray Whales Survive - … -to Self and Text-to -World Connections Examine Author's Craft: How do authors make nonfiction texts "reader-friendly"? (About Reading Strategies … -the-World Connections) Evaluate: (Readers Examine Author's Craft) Have students identify strategies the author used to make the nonfiction article "reader … the text? Which words were specifically defined? How did the author organize the information to make the article "reader-friendly"? Which …
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  • Quilts - … reading and analyzing three folktales of North Carolina Literary Festival author, William Hooks. After comparing these stories to other versions of … Heritage) Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold (Harlem/based on the author's quilt painting) The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy (Family … interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes by: analyzing the impact of authors' word choice and context. examining the reasons for characters' actions …
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  • Put it back where it belongs - … of the picture book collection (alphabetically by author's last name). Review vocabulary (title, author, front cover) Library Media Coordinator shows the … stand. Librarian shows several other picture books, reads title and author name, and has students stand when their game card matches … following skills: Students will identify and locate the following: title, author, front cover, spine, call letter, picture book collection. Students will …
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  • Pigs and wolf on a map! - … of the story. There is always another perspective. How the author views a subject colors everything that he or she writes … of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures. Grade 33.RL.9 Compare and … themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books … : plot. theme. main idea and supporting details. author's choice of words. mood. author's use of figurative language. Goal 3: The …
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  • Jonathan Edwards and the art of persuasion - … by: - identifying the intent and message of the author or artist. - recognizing how the author addresses opposing viewpoints. - articulating a personal response … States.Objective 5.02: Analyze the relationships among United States authors and their works by: - making and supporting valid responses about the text through references to other works and authors. -comparing texts to show similarities or differences in themes, characters …
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  • Pliny and the Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius - … reading comprehension by interpreting, making inferences and analyzing a chosen author or authors orally and in writing in English. Objective 1.03 … a chosen author or authors. Objective 1.04: Recognize, interpret and explain content, stylistic features and meter of a chosen author or authors. Goal …
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  • One, two, three... go Poe! - … of the story. There is always another perspective. How the author views a subject colors everything that he or she writes … selections. look for common characteristics that are typical of the author's style work cooperatively and effectively towards a goal. apply … , and they should also have a basic understanding of the author's life and writing style. Prior to this activity, students … are, nevertheless, some distinct differences which are typical of the author's unique style. We take about ten minutes and discuss …
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  • Diction in Maya Angelou's poem "Remembering" - … the connotations of the word as well as consider the author's purpose in using it. A lesson plan for grades … poem, then respond by either writing a letter to the author or his/her own poem in response. An integrated poetry … you associate with that word? What other word could the author have used instead of that one? How would that have … sentence types (e.g., simple, compound, complex, compound-complex). analyzing authors' choice of words, sentence structure, and use of language. using …
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  • Analyzing author style using sentence combining - … StumbleUpon TWEET Pin It Learning outcomes Students will: analyze an author's style. practice sentence combining. verbalize at least one strategy to combine sentences. make observations about how the author structured the sentences in her opening paragraph. Teacher planning Time … sentence types (e.g., simple, compound, complex, compound-complex). analyzing authors' choice of words, sentence structure, and use of language. using …
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  • Show, don't tell: Using action words - … , instead of telling readers that "Freddy was sad," a good author would use action words to show readers that Freddy was … .) Have students give examples from the story of how the author uses action verbs to show how the characters feel. Discuss … Tell" could be used. Continue to point out examples of authors using action verbs to show, not tell, in the stories … . Assessment Can students: identify places in the story where the author uses action words effectively? incorporate action words into their own …
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