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T7 wk8 modality

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  3. 3. TV might be better than reading.<br />
  4. 4. TV is possibly better than reading.<br />
  5. 5. TV is probably better than reading.<br />
  6. 6. TV may be better than reading.<br />
  7. 7. TV could be better than reading.<br />
  8. 8. TV is better than reading.<br />
  9. 9. TV is certainly better than reading.<br />
  10. 10. TV is definitely better than reading.<br />
  11. 11. TV is absolutely better than reading.<br />
  12. 12. TV could be better than reading.<br />TV may be better than reading.<br />TV might be better than reading.<br />TV is certainly better than reading.<br />TV is possibly better than reading.<br />TV is better than reading.<br />TV is probably better than reading.<br />TV is definitely better than reading.<br />TV is absolutely better than reading.<br />Which version do you find the strongest or most convincing?<br />
  13. 13. When we talk or write about an issue,<br /> want to argue a point<br />or want to persuade and convince someone of our opinion...<br />we choose to use the strongest words we can.<br />
  14. 14. We call these words<br />MODAL AND ACTIVE WORDS<br />
  15. 15. WHAT IS MODALITY?<br />Modality is the word used to describe the strength and impact of the word choices we make in our writing. <br />
  16. 16. The strength of our word choices is measured in<br />what is called DEGREES OF MODALITY.<br />
  17. 17. Draw a diagonal line in your workbook.<br />HIGH<br />MEDIUM<br />Label it in degrees<br />LOW<br />
  18. 18. Rank the following words according to degree of modality<br />HIGH<br />MEDIUM<br />LOW<br />
  19. 19. should, may, probably, will hopefully, fortunately, must, shall, possibly, definitely, might, certainly, absolutely, can, could<br />HIGH<br />MEDIUM<br />LOW<br />
  20. 20. Degrees of Modality<br />could<br />can<br />certainly<br />should<br />must<br />HIGH<br />absolutely<br />definitely<br />will<br />fortunately<br />may<br />shall<br />MEDIUM<br />possibly<br />probably<br />might<br />LOW<br />hopefully<br />
  21. 21. could<br />can<br />When we use high modal words we are described as using ACTIVE words.<br />certainly<br />should<br />must<br />HIGH<br />absolutely<br />definitely<br />will<br />MEDIUM<br />LOW<br />
  22. 22. When we use low modal words we are described as using PASSIVE words.<br />HIGH<br />MEDIUM<br />probably<br />might<br />LOW<br />hopefully<br />
  23. 23. could<br />Exposition writing needs active words with medium to high modality.<br />can<br />certainly<br />should<br />must<br />HIGH<br />absolutely<br />definitely<br />will<br />shall<br />MEDIUM<br />fortunately<br />may<br />possibly<br />LOW<br />
  24. 24. Re-read you TV or Books exposition piece and re-write sections using active words with greater modality<br />could<br />can<br />certainly<br />should<br />must<br />HIGH<br />absolutely<br />definitely<br />will<br />shall<br />MEDIUM<br />fortunately<br />may<br />possibly<br />LOW<br />

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