Friday, August 17, 2007

Author's Style

Objectives: To appreciate an author a style of writing.

To evaluate the author’s style of writing his/her story

Background: Read a story of the author to be discussed and evaluated; read any autobiography/biography of the author (usually there is a section before or after the story introducing the author).

Activity: Responding to the Author’s Style of Writing.

Lead a discussion on how your students like the way the author write the story using the following questions:

What special words did the author use to help you hear, see, smell, taste, or feel things in the story you read?

What pictures have the author’s writing left in your mind?

How does the story let you know when and where the story takes place?

What do you like about the author?

Did you like how he described things?

Did you like how he wrote the beginning and the ending of the story?

Which part did he write that made you feel like you were there in the story yourself?

What questions would you like to ask the author?

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