Use these pages to get students studying, reflecting-on, and documenting the following authors' crafts/techniques: sequencing, foreshadowing, flashing-forward, developing background information, and flashing-back. IN addition, students will reflect on other techniques that authors use such as dialogue, narration, and MORE!
Use this page to study ONE, a few, or ALL of the crafts and/or techniques that authors use. GET more than one use out of this in more than one way throughout your entire year!
Students will read any text of your/their choice, refer to the definitions/what-to-look-for page, and find/record a quote for each specific type of technique (one, a few, or all). Since there is a column to record a page number, teachers can also assign page numbers where students can find a particular technique that is being used in a text, if desired! Designed for multiple uses, multi-use. Use with fiction/non-fiction narratives/non-fiction. This is a very flexible document!
Flexible use options:
-use with the whole class and/or small groups
-use for lit. studies/book studies/novel studies/lit. circles
-use for remediation
-use for independent reading/SSR/DEAR
-use to supplement ANY reading program
-use with longer or shorter texts or both
-use as part of an independent project or HW packet
-use to supplement short stories/narratives from teacher purchased books or on-line resources
-use to link reading to writing: perhaps students need to study these crafts then make them present in a writing assignment!
Students will understand texts better by knowing what techniques the author is utilizing!