Analyzing Figurative Language and Allusion
July 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CDT$25.00
Literary and rhetorical analysis involves determining not only what an author is saying but how an author is saying it. This session focuses on strategies (including templates, frames, and sentence stems) for teaching students how to analyze an author’s choices and connect methods (diction, details, and figurative language, such as allusion) to meaning. Participants will experience integrated text sets and directed activities that will best prepare students for close reading and critical thinking success.
• There must be a minimum of 10 registrants for the session to be held.
• Materials and additional information will be emailed to participants using the email provided during registration.
• Cancellation requests and full refunds will be honored until July 20th. No refunds will be offered for cancellations past July 20th.
Registration Fee: $25
Recommended Audience: Grades 6-12
Presentation Leader: Justin Overacker
Justin is a zany and gregarious eleven-year-educator, who currently teaches sophomore English at Wossman High School, an inner-city, Title I school in northeast Louisiana. Mr. O, as his students call him, also serves his district as an ELA Content Leader, a Mentor Teacher, a Teacher Leader, and resident wordsmith aficionado. A lover of YA and realistic fiction, Justin adores the extracurricular professional fun required with his involvement with his state’s assessment committee and the International Literacy Association’s Adolescent Literacy Committee. Justin is a nominee for 2020 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year.