Close reading an sentence strct

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Close reading an sentence strct

  1. 1. Close Reading Analysis Questions
  2. 2. Analysis Analysis questions ask about technique- HOW the writer conveys meaning and effect Use the similar steps to approach these: Quote, identify the technique used, explain how / what it does in this text, and the effect it has. QIRE (quote, identify, role, explain)
  3. 3. Sentence Structure Comment on the sentence structure of… Asks not what the sentence is about but HOW IT IS PUT TOGETHER
  4. 4. Comment on… Different types of sentence How sentences can be separated or linked with different types of punctuation How the component parts of a sentence can be arranged according to various patterns How writers use different sentence structures
  5. 5. Types of Sentence Copy notes from P17 of Language Skills book about the types of sentences, including examples. Complete the “For Practice” section on P17-18. Copy each sentence and label it with the correct type.
  6. 6. Types of Sentence Contd. Look at P18 Make a note of what COMPLEX and SIMPLE sentences are
  7. 7. Revision Quiz Name the five types of sentence. Why might a writer use a minor sentence? What does sentence have that a minor sentence does not?
  8. 8. Sentence Patterns Make notes from P19 about different sentence patterns you may come across. Make sure you note down what INVERSION, LIST, REPETITION and CLIMAX are.
  9. 9. Parts of Speech Stick the hand out on “The Naming of Parts” into your folder. Complete exercises on the next page. Take part in the class revision activity on “The Oscars” (starters central, Nat4/5)
  10. 10. Punctuation Take notes from P21- 22 about the roles of inverted commas, colons, semi-colons, single and two dashes. You can use the following formula to help you answer these types of question: The writer uses …(technique)………..to show…. (what it does/ its job in the text). The effect is… (why they put the technique in here / explain)
  11. 11. Practise time! Try an example question as a class and copy it down as a model. Label each part of the answer to show the three stages in the formula- identify technique, say what its job is in the sentence, explain the effect. Try numbers 2-10 in pairs.
  12. 12. Checklist for tackling sentencestructure questions Can you identify the type of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command, minor sentence? Does the writer use rhetorical questions? How is punctuation used to divide the sentence up? Did you notice anything about the order of the words- inversion, climax, anti-climax? Does the author vary the length of his / her sentences? Is parenthesis used? Remember- don’t tell the examiner what it says, tell them about how the sentences are put together!

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