Welcome! Language ArtsMs. MarekThursday, January 19, 2012
Independent Reading Retrieve your library book READ READ READ READ READ READ READ
ScheduleTuesday Main Idea / ParaphrasingWednesday ½ Day!Thursday Author’s Viewpoint / PurposeFriday Author’s Argument / Organizational patters • Grades are due January 23 • Notebook check FRIDAY!
OBJECTIVE .SWBAT determine author’s purpose for writing the article SWBAT identify and explain author’s viewpoint
Essential Questions What is the author’s purpose – Persuade, Inform, or Entertain? Who is the author’s audience? What is the author’s opinion in the text?
Author’s Purpose Persuade: author intends to convince readers to believe in something. Author will include opinions to persuade or convince you. Inform: author intends to teach reader about a certain topic. Author will include facts Entertain: author intends to make the reader laugh
Ask yourself … Is this essay mostly about the writer’s ideas and views or is it mostly about facts? Does the writer want me to do something? Is the writer trying to teach me something? Is this article funny or entertaining?
P.I.E. – Insect Munchies Wait a minute! This article has lots of facts! Why isn’t the author’s purpose informational? We have to ask ourselves, what does the reader want to do at the end of reading? Simply know more or know more AND do something differently? What text evidence demonstrates the author’s purpose?
P.I.E. - Texting Read the article Ask yourself the P.I.E. questions to determine the author’s purpose. Underline / highlight two pieces of evidence that support the author’s purpose.
On the MSA … What is the purpose of the section “Buggy History?”A. To explain how to eat bugsB. To describe the history of entomophagyC. To show how popular entomophagy has been over the yearsD. To tell which bugs are toxic and which are safe
Determine Viewpoint Underline two pieces of text evidence from “Insect Munchies” that demonstrate the author’s opinion.
On the MSA … What is the purpose of paragraph 5?A. To show that girls are more likely to succeed at school than boysB. To outline the history of cellphone use in schoolsC. To provide the reader with entertaining facts about teen cellphone useD. To demonstrate facts about recent teen cellphone use
Determine Viewpoint Work independently to identify evidence from the text that supports the author’s viewpoint When you’re done, determine the most important (convincing) piece of evidence Compare with the person sitting next to you
On the MSA … The author of this article would probably agree that:A. Texting is unnecessary and even harmful to teenagersB. That texting can be useful in a classroom setting, if used the right wayC. 64% of teenagers have texted during classD. The main reason students do poorly in school is because of cell phones
Audience Careful readers always consider who the author intends to read the text Who are possible audiences (readers)? How can we determine the intended audience?
Stop and Write What is the author’s intended purpose and audience in “Health Hazards” and argue your opinion. Provide text evidence that supports your response.
REMINDERSREAD READ READ!Start thinking about a book youwant to read.READ READ READ!
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