Author's purpose and craft: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses critical inquiry to analyze the authors' choices and how they influence and communicate meaning within a variety of texts. The student analyzes and applies author's craft purposefully in order to develop his or her own products and performances. The student is expected to:
(A) explain the author's purpose and message within a text;
(B) analyze how the use of text structure contributes to the author's purpose;
(C) analyze the author's use of print and graphic features to achieve specific purposes;
(D) describe how the author's use of figurative language such as metaphor and personification achieves specific purposes;
(E) identify the use of literary devices, including omniscient and limited point of view, to achieve a specific purpose;
(F) analyze how the author's use of language contributes to mood and voice; and
(G) explain the differences between rhetorical devices and logical fallacies.
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A graphic organizer for students to use when taking notes.
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A comprehension worksheet for a persuasive magazine advertisement.
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