Welcome! Language ArtsMs. MarekTuesday, February 14, 2012
Independent Reading Retrieve your library book READ READ READ READ READ READ READ
ScheduleMonday Half dayTuesday Bias and Causal ChainWednesday Causal Chain and Persuasive LanguageThursday Rubric and ReviewFriday Test! • WEDNESDAY: Make up work due! • FRIDAY: Drop and Write final draft due! • TUESDAY: Begin MSA review • ALL WEEK: Meetings during reading
OBJECTIVE SWBAT analyze organizational patterns such as causal chain in their own writing SWBAT identify and analyze bias in persuasive writing
Review … Author’s purpose is as easy as pie … – Persuade – Inform – Entertain
Review … Three types of evidence …1. Facts2. Reliable Sources3. First Hand Accounts
Review … Organizational structures …1. Chronological Order2. Cause and Effect3. Compare and Contrast4. Main Idea and Details5. Logical / Spatial Order6. Concession / Rebuttal
REVIEW … Bias occurs on a spectrum … – Unbiased: authors explains both points of view – Somewhat biased: author explains both points of view but shows how one side is better than the other – Biased: author only shows one side of an argument The best writing is somewhat biased – addresses both sides of an argument but uses evidence to show that one side is valid (or right)
REMINDERSREAD READ READ!Start thinking about a book youwant to read.READ READ READ!
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