For Middle Grade Students, all writers have it, but do you know what style is and how to recognize it? This 15 page presentation for will help students understand and analyze their own writing styles, as well as other authors' styles. Easy to follow format will have students analyzing style in no time!
Checklist for Authors Handout
Definitions for Author's Style .
Examples of Classic Literature and Fairy Tale to Analyze
How to Find Author's Style in Writing
Extra Style Analysis Activities
Author's Style Workshopping Handout
How and Why to Improve Student's author's style
Terminologies and definitions include:
Audience—listeners, readers, viewers of work
Author’s voice—sets writing apart from others; uniqueness of writing
Genre—category/organization pattern of writing
Purpose—intent of writing
Mood—reader’s emotion to the writing
Tone—author’s attitude about subject matter
Sentence fluency—cadence, flow, transitions used
Sentence variety—lengths/mixture of sentences
Word choices—descriptions, figurative language, repetitions, synonyms…
Excellent for introducing style, writing concepts, standardized testing reviews, class assessments, college readiness, CCSS, literacy centers, and grammar/editing revisions, Students will be able to identify their authors' styles after working through this presentation.