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Style: Defining and Exploring an Author's Stylistic Choices

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Style: Defining and Exploring an Author's Stylistic Choices

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English


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Deborah Sibley

August 16, 2017

Excellent lesson, thank you so much for providing such detailed elements of the plan. The worksheets, model lesson, passages and graphic organizer are outstanding. Great job!


Barbara McCoy

September 18, 2013

Traci -- a well structured lesson -- appropriately scaffolded. Succinct yet EFFECTIVE! Thank you :)


Lynnda Brown

July 06, 2012

Thank you for your great lesson ideas! I was struggling to pull together a lesson on Literary Style. My textbooks approached it from different angles. Teaching in a community college, I needed to find a practical way to explain literary style to my students - avoiding much of the literary jargon. Your lesson was a great help to get me going in the right direction. I especially appreciated the checklist of literary styles written in "normal" language.


Lindsay Phillips

September 09, 2011

I was beginning to plan a unit on analyzing an author's writing style, but was having a hard time getting started. This lesson has been a HUGE help! Like said above, the lesson is organized, student-friendly, and thorough. Thank you so much!


Paula Wagner

January 29, 2011

I have just found this lesson and am very impressed. The lesson is very organized and thorough. Thank you so much for providing such an excellent resource. I especially like the checklist on Elements of Style. I plan to use the lesson with some adaptations next week with my English 10 class at an alternative high school. Thanks again.



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