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Interactive Reading Notebook Activity: Analyzing Author's Choices

Tracee Orman
Grade Levels
6th - 10th, Homeschool
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20 pages
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Interactive Reading Notebook: Analyzing the Author's Choices (Grades 6-12)

This IS included in my Interactive Reading Notebook Mega Bundle.

Use this fun "road trip" reading journey interactive notebook activity to analyze the author's choices for theme, plot, setting, characters, and word meanings/connotations.

Students will practice numerous skills, including: making inferences (inferring), analyzing theme, evaluating the sequence of events and author's pacing, identifying and defining figurative language examples, analyzing the author's tone, author's purpose, character motivations and interactions, analyzing dialogue, deciphering point-of-view, summarizing, and predicting future events.

The following Common Core State Standards are practiced for grades 6-12:

Reading (Literature)
RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5, RL.6, RL.7, and RL.9

Language (Vocabulary)
L.4, L.5

W.2, W.9

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Created and Copyrighted by Tracee Orman © 2014
Mrs. Orman's Classroom

The NGA Center/CCSSO are the sole owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.
Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.


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