Learning Targets: Students will engage in independent reading and support claims about topic, theme, and tone. Students will also begin to observe differences in how genres present arguments.
Prompt (3/25): State the topic, theme, and tone of your independent reading book. (Remember to include specific observations to support your statements.)
- Independent Reading (20 min) : Final book marks are due next week Wednesday.
- What did you mine from the New York Times?
- On Friday, you were asked to locate an article from the New York Times that relates to your research topic.
- Today, we will examine that article in the following ways:
What is the specific topic?
What is the argument or theme?
What kind of evidence is used to support the argument?
(Numbers, Anecdotes, Interviews, Graphs, Comparisons…other.)
What is the purpose of the text?
(Informative, Instructive, Descriptive, Persuasive)
What is the tone of the text?
How does the text relate to your original thinking about your topic?
- You will save these questions and a link to your article in a Google Document. Share with your partner and with Ms. Johnson.