PIE - Author's Purpose. Useful for discussing different types of "writers" (journalist, author, ad copywriter). Re: ads, useful departure for discussion of the purpose of ads ("to persuade you to buy something."
Newspaper/Photocopy of text + Black marker = Instant poetry Have some fun with your kids with this Blackout Poetry plan. Let your creative side take control and be dazzled by the results. Come take a look at this free step-by-step instructional lesson. Guaranteed to get even the most-reluctant student to give poetry a try. FREE!
Add some text-based fun to ANY novel, play, or short story with this easy-to-use worksheet where students choose a character and focus on evidence from the text as they examine the technique of direct and indirect characterization.
Literature Analysis Using Socratic Circles: Providing a framework for analytical creativity, Socratic Seminar nurtures deep thought through dialogue while encompassing many of the Common Core State Standards for reading, speaking, and listening. This strategy targets competence in analysis aligned with common core standards and expectations. Includes exemplars (questions) from American and world literature. Grades 9-12 $