This is a growing product, so don't miss out on the price while it's still 25% off! We are currently working on developing guided reading activities for each component mentioned below, so all new and old buyers will be notified of the changes as they come.
If you are interested in guiding your students towards taking a deeper look at author's styles as both readers and writers, then this two-week digital unit is exactly what you need.
The reason we advertise this as grades 5-8 product is that #1) it is editable to fit the needs of your students and #2) by changing the text in the Author's Style chart, you can create a product that meets the level of difficulty appropriate to your grade level.
Everything you need for both guided and independent practice, you will have minimal work to do to get this unit up and running! Google Classroom Ready!
The philosophy behind this product involves taking an extensive look at author's tendencies through the following categories:
- Word Choice/Tone: Formal or Informal
- Sentence Structure: Simple, Compound, Complex
- Mood: Positive or Negative
- Literary Devices: Simile, Metaphor, Imagery
- Dialogue Usage: Tell or Move the Story
- Overall style: Ornate, Plain, Conversational
With each category, your students will practice thinking critically about a variety of text while also looking to improve their own writing through independent practice. In some cases, your writers will be asked to mimic the strategy the author used!
Check out the preview to see what all you get with this engaging unit of study!
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