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Elements of Literature: Diction

Diction is the focus of a mini-instructional activity that uses the writings of Maya Angelou to demonstrate how an author uses word choice to create a reaction in the reader. Learners replace the italicized words in Angelou's sentences with less connotative words and discuss how the changes affect the impact of the passages. Consider extending the instructional activity by asking pupils to craft their own emotive sentences.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Modeling
Year
2003
Included Materials
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