Author's Craft Resources

Here you'll find many of the Author's Craft lessons from 7th grade.  These lessons will be helpful to remember as you are working through your writing this year.
Author's Craft Techniques to Try in Your Writing
 

 Poetry


Short Story 


 Memoir


Persuasive Essay 
Essay About Something that Matters
(Narrative, Satire, Expository, Persuasive) 
 Detail
What author's craft techniques can you use to add detail to your writing?



See It/Hear It/Feel It














See It/Hear It/Feel It




See It/Hear It/Feel It




 Factual Evidence / Research


Acknowledge the Counterargument

Supporting Details





Research / Information


 Frames
What author's craft techniques can you use to improve your introduction or conclusion?

 
Leads: Begin Inside



Conclude Strongly



Leads: Begin Inside



Conclude Strongly




Leads: Begin Inside


Conclude Strongly 




 
Experimenting with Essay Leads

Keep Focused on your Position / Organization

Good Title

Conclude Strongly - Essay Conclusions

Transition Words and Phrases

Leads: Begin Inside


Experimenting with Essay Leads

Good Title

Conclude Strongly - Essay Conclusions

Transition Words and Phrases
 Clutter
What author's craft techniques can you use to reduce clutter and organize your writing?

 Cut to the Bone

Breaking Lines and Stanzas

Punctuating Poetry

Really Bad Words

Root Words / Prefixes / Suffixes

Suffix Rules - Part One

Suffix Rules - Part Two
 Proofreading

Punctuating Dialogue

Really Bad Words

Verbs to be Aware of

Leading Lines


Root Words / Prefixes / Suffixes

Suffix Rules - Part One

Suffix Rules - Part Two

Cutting What You Don't Need
Write about a Pebble

Really Bad Words

Too Long / Too Short Sentences

Cut to the Bone

Passive Sentences 


Root Words / Prefixes / Suffixes

Suffix Rules - Part One

Suffix Rules - Part Two
Too Long / Too Short Sentences

Organize Your Essay

MLA Format

Take out unnecessary details 

Essay Checklist

Root Words / Prefixes / Suffixes

Suffix Rules - Part One

Suffix Rules - Part Two
 Planning Sheet

5 Ways to Organize your Essay

Too Long  / Too Short Paragraphs

MLA Format

Essay Checklist

Root Words / Prefixes / Suffixes

Suffix Rules - Part One

Suffix Rules - Part Two





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