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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Author's purpose and craft: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses critical inquiry to analyze the authors' choices and how they influence and communicate meaning within a variety of texts. The student analyzes and applies author's craft purposefully in order to develop his or her own products and performances.

Read a poem or literary piece that uses repetition as a whole-group and ask students what they notice (they should notice repetition). Have students discuss why they think the author did that. Record student understanding on a checklist.

Student response examples:

  • Repetition is used in poetry to create rhythm.
  • Repetition is used in literature to bring attention to an idea.
  • Repetition is used in literature to make a story engaging for listeners.
  • Repetition is used in poetry to emphasize a feeling.
  • Repetition is used to create a sense of urgency.
a literary device that repeats the same word or phrase in order to emphasize an idea, detail, or point and may contribute to an author’s style and tone