2: Authors' Tools - Poster Set

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Authors' Tools: These thought-provoking charts provide access to strategies and techniques writers use to convey purpose to the audience. As readers, students learn to notice and name the tools while, as writers, they weave the strategies into their compositions.

  • Authors' Tools Chart (Color, 17" x 22")

Text Structures: 

  • Text Structures Chart (Color, 17" x 22")

Themes/Central Ideas: How do we recognize morals and lessons in and across texts? What tools do we provide students so that they can independently determine the theme or central idea of a reading selection? This big idea-building tool provides universal theme and central ideas across different types of books. With teacher demonstration and practice, students are able to notice and name key links as well as compare themes and central ideas across familiar texts. Use this as a starter to get the conversation rolling!

  • Themes/Central Ideas (Color, 17" x 11")