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Students will analyze selections from classic works of fiction to identify an author's voice, then write in the voice of one of those authors.
We tell students to "show not tell" in their writing, but this advice isn't effective until they experience the difference. In this video, we'll write two examples of a scene: one showing a character's trait, and one just telling.
Juxtaposition is a powerful literary tool to use for analysis as well as creation. Students will learn to see juxtaposition in existing stories, and develop juxtaposed characters in their own writing.