From Electric English...
This is an activity designed to introduce the ideas of syntax and style for close reading of a text, whether it be fiction or non-fiction. They are a great reference for the students as they continue to hone their close reading skills. With activities such as these, students begin to understand the layers of reading strategies. They are aware of the importance of word choice, and now with this activity; they are exposed to the idea that sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar can play a huge part in understanding an author's intent and purpose. That being able to recongnize a writer's style will contribute to their own knowledge and learning.
NOTE: This activity now includes the answer key.