In your own words, what is authors craft?
Author's craft is the intentional use of techniques to create specific effects in literature. Examples of author's craft include characterization, figurative language, structure, and tone. Exploring an author's craft can help to understand the deeper message of a story or poem.
Plot: the sequence of events or main story line of a literary work Theme: the central idea or insight into life revealed in a literary work Style: the manner in which the author writes, including word choice, sentence structure, tone, and point of view
Authors can use words to create vivid images in the reader's mind without the need for a visual representation. Authors can use different writing styles and techniques to create a unique voice and tone in their writing. Authors can manipulate sentence structure and use language to create suspense or evoke emotion in their writing.
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Work together in pairs: What techniques do authors use to draw readers into a story and create an emotional connection?
How does the author's use of descriptive language contribute to the overall mood and tone of the story?
Work together in pairs: What is one example of an author's craft technique that you have seen while reading a book?
Brain break: Draw a dinosaur ice-skating on a rainbow
Which literary device is used when a writer gives human qualities to non-human objects?
What is the purpose of foreshadowing in a story?
- To provide background information
- To describe characters in detail
- To create suspense and build anticipation
'The sun smiled down on the beach.' This sentence is an example of which author's craft technique?
What does the term 'imagery' refer to in literature?
- Descriptive language that appeals to the senses
- A surprising twist or turn in the plot
- A moral or lesson conveyed by the author
What effect does repetition have on a piece of writing?
- Provides detailed descriptions
- Creates suspense and mystery
- Emphasizes key ideas or themes