Close analysis of syntax and sentence structure posters and workshseets

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Literature Daydreams
Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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28 pages
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Literature Daydreams


These posters and information sheets will help you and your students develop detailed analysis of syntax and sentence structure in any literary text. From cumulative sentences to anaphora – have your students write their own examples and then study the effect of syntax in literature.

→ 12 posters ready to printed for your classroom or projected for teaching
→ 12 information posters that develop knowledge and understanding
→ 2 worksheets for students to use for studying syntax and sentence structure
→ a two-page extract from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens for analysis

Sentence structures covered:
#Cumulative sentence
# Periodic sentence
# Declarative
# Imperative
# Conditional sentence
# Parallelism
# Asyndeton
# Polysyndeton
# Anaphora
# Anadiplosis
# Epistrophe
# Epanalepsis

Take a look and see what buyers have said about my literature resources:

♥ “I'm excited to use this with my 6th grade Honors English students.” February 12, 2017
♥ “Great background information” January 23, 2017
♥ “My students loved this. Thanks!” January 16, 2017
♥ “Very well done. Great intro activity for all level classes.” January 11, 2017


If you are looking for more ideas for creative writing, you might also be interested in:
Introduction to Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet Workbook
Shakespeare's Insults

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Total Pages
28 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.


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