The following sample Powerpoint slides can be used as individual or class practice to review the often complicated study of diction, figurative language, and syntax. Each slide contains a short passage from classical works of literary merit found on the public domain followed by two short response questions and a follow-up extension question, typically relating a thematic idea to author meaning.
Students can complete this activity as bellringers, in reader response journals, or as a class discussion. Ultimately, each slide minilesson requires students to closely read the text to connect how meaning is expressed through word choice.
This skill is commonly practiced as an Advanced Placement™
English strategy or with pre-AP™ students practicing literary analysis techniques.
This freebie sample file includes (3) Powerpoint slides of three separate language skills: diction, figurative language, and syntax (designed to be used once per class). Exercises in this file feature passages from Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, Alexandre Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo, and Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Other products are also available that provide these same types of focused language reviews for a full week period.
Language Analysis: Diction Daily Powerpoint Review Exercises: weekly
Language Analysis: Figurative Language Daily Powerpoint Review Exercises: weekly
Language analysis: Syntax Powerpoint Daily Review Exercises: weekly