Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to understand the role of heightened and stylized language in literature.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.3
Begin by asking students what they have noticed about the language of The Fault in Our Stars so far—both the narration and the dialogue, especially the voices of Hazel, Gus, and Isaac. How does it differ from the language of everyday speech, and perhaps the language of other literary works that they have read? Focus on the heightened language used by these main characters and what its impact is. How does it help establish...
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