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  1. Famous Authors By: Heather

  2. Learning Objectives • This lesson was designed to review major authors we have discussed this semester. • This review is intended to prepare you for our upcoming exam.

  3. Directions This button takes you to the next page This button take you to the previous page This button takes you to the main page This button takes you back to the directions page This button takes you to the quiz

  4. Menu Charles Dickens J.K. Rowling William Shakespeare Mark Twain

  5. Charles Dickens • Charles Dickens was an English writer born in England in 1812. • Dickens is known for using metaphors, similes, personification, and imagery to depict personality and physical traits of his characters. • His unique writing style often sets him apart from other authors of his time. • He is most famous for writing A Tail of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

  6. J.K. Rowling • J.K. Rowling is a famous British author. • Rowling is known for writing the Harry Potter series: a coming-of-age story about a world of young witches and wizards (seven books total). • Her best-sellers sold more than 400 million copies and were later adapted into films. • Critics describe her writing as descriptive and imaginative.

  7. William Shakespeare • William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest dramatists of all time. • Shakespeare is an English play-write, poet, and actor. • While Shakespeare was famous for many works of literature, some of his most popular include Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. • Writers everywhere are still creating adaptations of Shakespeare’s work today.

  8. Mark Twain • Mark Twain is an American author who has inspired and touched the lives of audiences everywhere. • Mark Twain is the writer of what is considered to be one of the first great American novels: Huckleberry Finn. • Twain was born in 1835 in Florida, Missouri. • His unique dialect is prevalent in his writing and sets him apart from other writers of his time.

  9. Quiz: Question 1 Which author is considered one of the best dramatists of all time? • Mark Twain • William Shakespeare • J.K. Rowling • Charles Dickens

  10. Correct! Next Question

  11. Incorrect: Try Again! Return to Question 1

  12. Quiz: Question 2 Which author is famous for writing Great Expectations? • William Shakespeare • Mark Twain • Charles Dickens • J.K. Rowling

  13. Correct! Next Question

  14. Incorrect: Try Again! Return to Question 2

  15. Quiz: Question 3 Which famous author was born and raised in Missouri? • Mark Twain • J. K. Rowling • Charles Dickens • William Shakespeare

  16. Correct! Continue to Extra Review

  17. Incorrect: Try Again! Return to Question 3

  18. Extra Review • Click here for biography information on the famous authors we discussed today. • Click here for more images of the famous authors we discussed today.

  19. References Famous Authors. (2012). FamousAuthors.org. Retrieved 04:07, May 1, 2012 from http://www.famousauthors.org/. Teach-nology. (2012, May 01). Retrieved from http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/language_arts/greatauthors/poem.

  20. Teacher Information • This lesson was intended for an eighth grade literature course. • To the right are the grade-level expectations for analyzing literature at an eighth grade level.