Background Information: Studying Author's Craft/Technique

Background Information: Studying Author's Craft/Technique
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What is background information? Students need to know when authors are using this technique because it sometimes interrupts the sequence of a text. This page will help students understand what foreshadowing, flashing-forward, narrating, and using dialogue are as opposed to background information.

Students will read fiction and/or non-fiction. They will find and record when the author uses/gives background information, they will explain what it is informing them about/of, and they will identify how the background information was given! So, they're studying 5 techniques IN ONE!
Designed for multiple uses, multi-use.
**This is also part of a $2.00 bundle: see my store!
Flexible use options:
-use with fiction and/or non-fiction
-use in lit. circles/independent reading
-use as part of a project or HW packet
-use in small groups or with the whole class
-use to supplement ANY reading program
-use as a companion to short stories/articles from teacher-purchased books or on-line resources
Help students understand author's techniques-they'll be better readers!
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1 page
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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