This comprehensive manual that covers informational and literary texts will empower teachers to guide their students as they analyze challenging texts. Each lesson leads students to focus on the why and how of what an author is saying rather than just the what. In addition to the detailed definitions and examples for dozens of literary techniques, Gisele Cyr includes teaching tips and talking points which will help teachers engage students in in-depth analyses of excerpts of classic, contemporary, and poetic works. With guided help, students will find the in-depth analyses enriching and foster an honest appreciation for the classics. The manual is designed to complement any school district's selections chosen to achieve mastery of the Common Core reading standards.
Gisele Cyr, MEd, is a public school teacher at Lewiston Middle School, in Maine, and has been teaching for 33 years.