Imitating An Author's Style
High schoolers read a short story of their choice and write an original short story resembling the style of the selected author. They take notes while reading the story, analyze the writing style, and write an original story.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 12: Author's Purpose - Yeats and Achebe
Is there such a thing as fate/luck? Can one fight destiny? As part of their study of Chinua Achebe's purpose in writing Things Fall Apart, class members answer these questions from Achebe's point of view and then from William Butler...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Final Word
Although this lesson is based on “Final Word,” Craig Wilson’s USA Today column, the strategies could be adapted to any local columnist. After reading three articles independently, groups share observations about content and style used by...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: In Search of Figurative Language
While this resource was originally made to be used in conjunction with John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, it could be used for any literary text. A reference sheet for readers, the resource includes terminology related to figurative...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Shakespeare's Style: The Sonnet Form and Iambic Pentameter
What is a sonnet? What is iambic pentameter? This is a wonderful worksheet that introduces your learners to iambic pentameter and how to mark lines of poetry with stressed and unstressed symbols. There's a cool chart included to help...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Oh, I Believe in Yesterday
Who is Aimee Mann? Read the New York Times article "P.S. I Loved You," included here, and have your readers answer a series of reading comprehension questions. Afterward, encourage your class to brainstorm ways in which they were...
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable