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Style: Defining and Exploring an Authorís Stylistic Choices
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
- Defining Style
- Demonstrating a Way to Analyze Style
- Exploring Zora Neale Hurston's Style, or a teacher-chosen excerpt from another text for students to analyze
- Style Analysis
- Checklist: Elements of Literary Style
- Zora Neale Hurston Article
- Library of Congress: Today in HistoryJanuary 7
- Students will need to have a working knowledge of the authors who are discussed in this activity. (See resources in the Websites section for Zora Neale Hurston.) The activity here uses excerpts from Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God; however, a passage from any text will work for this activity.
- Make copies of the handouts.
- Prepare for the think-aloud portion of this lesson with Demonstrating a Way to Analyze Style.