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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Style: Defining and Exploring an Authorís Stylistic Choices
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Using published writersí texts and studentsí own writing, this unit explores emotions that are associated with the artful and deliberate use of commas, semicolons, colons, and exclamation points (end-stop marks of punctuation).
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 1
Students come together with family and friends to take part in a read-in of books by African American authors and report their results.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  August 12
Students discuss how the form of a film script affects the story, why the author may have selected this writing style, and write a story using a similar format.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 17
Students read a section from On the Road that deals with cross-country travel and reflects Kerouac's unique writing style. Students then attempt to write a narrative using Kerouac's stream-of-consciousness style.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 18
Students brainstorm the kinds of stories they know and where these stories come from. Students return to these questions as they begin reading Hurston's novel.