Diction is word choice.

We are currently studying diction in "The Highwayman" and "Folk Bloodbath".  Students are selecting powerful words that give a clue to the time period and the culture of the characters in the story.

We recorded 5 - 10 words then we chose one and played with font styles that we felt captured the time period or culture of the ballad.

Rapier became:

1800's Old England

Finally, students identified 2 creative backdrops to display these words to add to the viewers understanding of the story.

Students worked in pairs to identify diction in "Folk Bloodbath".

Students now know:


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