Hi everyone! I’m excited to share a new file with you this evening! And I’m linking up with my very creative friend Tara, over at 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It…
So. This is not my original idea, just something we are using during our study of memoirs in Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop.
In my class, we are calling this our Author’s Technique Board…
(I used some different phrasing on each poster than the original board I learned about…I wanted to incorporate the word “technique” as we studied various elements).
How does it work?
As we read a book, we make observations of techniques used by the author (for instance, similes in Owl Moon).
We then name the technique and discussed why it is used.
We record the current book under “Used in These Books”, leaving space for future titles that have this same technique.
The last category is “Try This Technique”…
This part is left open for students’ names to be added (on sticky notes) when they have tried the technique. Again, not my original idea, but I know this is going to be so helpful for my class during our Writer’s Workshop!
On a final note, I did make the cards small enough to fit on a foam board…
(black to set off the bright, but of course!). I decided to go with this board because, besides the fact I am running out of display space with all of our charts, I love how it’s portable and can be moved to the carpet during mini-lessons, or to groups of students when needed.
If you would like to download a copy of this free file, please click on the image below. Please Note: This file is for personal use only…the posters are not meant to be recolored or altered in any way–thanks!
What kinds of displays do you like to use when studying authors’ techniques? Thanks so much for visiting!! 🙂