Ask students to keep notes about the author’s craft or stylistic choices as they read. This can be done in a writer’s notebook or a double entry journal. This can be open and self-directed as students individually record their noticings, but it can be made more teacher directed by assigning students to seek out examples of specific examples of writer’s craft, stylistic choices, language use, etc. Students can also be invited to create their own versions of the examples they find in their reading. Periodically throughout the reading time, students should spend time reflecting on the notes they have collected to make observations about elements of the author’s style and their impact on the reader. This can be done in writing or in small group discussions.
Additionally for 6-8:
Prompt readers to make observations about the writer’ craft and stylistic choices: