Authors specifically write to make us think. They enhance their writing by including techniques, literary terms and devices. Authors use flashbacks, point of view, sensory details, imagery, and tone to advance a plot or story.
Reading Street offers literary terms, each week we focus on a new word. However, to focus on just one word with one story is inane. Authors use a plethora of devices and elements in their writing. They aren't limited to just one.
Challenge your students and enhance their reading comprehension as they preform close reads and evaluate complex texts by becoming more aware with these devices.
Included are 44 slides, each with a literary term and "reading street" border. These can be used on your word walls or to decorate your classroom.
Having these elements visible your students will make it a habit to reference them. Make sure these words become part of your daily vocabulary.
As I teacher I constantly refer to these words in every nonfiction and fiction texts readily available in the classroom. The kids will too refer to them.
You will be amazed on how they grow as readers when evaluating texts. They will also become more mindful as writers as they study the tools and techniques of other writers.