Linking Devices to Meaning: "Riding is an Exercise of the Mind"

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Model for your young writers how to add commentary to an expository essay, commentary that analyzes how authors use literary devices to create meaning or to develop a theme. Individuals are asked to revise paragraphs drawn from a student essay on N. Scott Momaday’s “Riding Is an Exercise of the Mind,” adding information as directed.

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Pros

  • The process can be used with any writing topic
  • Model paper is included
Cons

  • No link to Momaday's story is included; however, the story is easily found on the Internet
  • Directions for the activity are incomplete
  • No models for how to revise the essay are included