Understanding craft and structure
An 11th grade history teacher has her students read closely to analyze the text from Lincoln’s Inaugural Address in an effort to understand what can be learned by studying specific words and phrases.
Author Phyllis Naylor talks about how she used very specific language to create the character Judd Travers in Shiloh. ” … a book is only valuable to the extent that it draws an emotion in your reader. So I carefully think about every word before I use it.”