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  1. Directions Week 15 Synonyms Vocab. (GRAY) • On #10 write STUNNING for second word in the example. • Complete the Week 14 Quiz and turn in to the class inbox. • Turn in Week 13 Quiz Recycle and any absent/late work to the class inbox. • Take out your planner and update the home learning. • Glum • Commotion • Pacify • Haughty • Verify • Surmise • Suppress • Consolidate • Gregarious • Destiny Bell Ringer

  2. Create Week 15 synonym vocab. cards (GRAY, yes pencil is okay) and study for the quiz on 1/27 (A) & 1/28 (B). Return to writing part of speech on the vocab. card. • BRING LIT. BOOK TO CLASS NEXT TIME. Housekeeping

  3. Author’s Bias & Perspective

  4. A bias is a strong leaning in either a positive or negative direction. A bias is very similar to a prejudice Bias

  5. Good critical readers must be aware of their own biases and the biases of others. Sometimes writers simply state their biases; however, most biases are implied by the writer. Bias

  6. A critical reader will study the author’s line of reasoning, notice whether opinions are supported by facts and reasons, and then decide if the author’s bias has hindered the making of a good argument. Reading Critically

  7. Their biases will influence the way they present the material. Such caution is especially important when the material deals with a controversial issue. When reading…

  8. Pay attention to the author’s tone and choice of words to determine if a bias is present. Loaded Words: connotations evoke emotional responses Writers who have a particular point of view and want to persuade you to accept that view often make use of loaded words or phrases. Loaded Words

  9. A fact or statement taken for granted Any examples? Assumption

  10. Imagine the author sitting in front of a blank computer screen. The author’s viewpoint is the very reason the author types anything at all on his/her computer! Viewpoint

  11. So how do we know what the author’s viewpoint is, anyway (and why should we care?) Think about the details the author includes to make a point about a subject. If we figure out the author’s views, we can understand what he/she wrote! Viewpoint

  12. His/her attitude -- what she thinks, feels, and believes. His/her purpose for writing -- why she writes the story Author’s Viewpoint Includes

  13. The words the author uses gives us clues about how the author feels about life’s issues! For example, if the author was describing America using words like: honor, cherish, treasure, and proud…we can infer (infer means piece the clues together) that the author’s viewpoint about America is… Language Used

  14. A good place to live and a great nation to be a part of! America is…

  15. If an author used the following words to describe the beach: cold, bitter wind, nauseating smell of fish,shrieking seagulls…wecan infer (piece the clues together, remember?)that the author’s view about life at the beach is… Language Used

  16. An awful, cruddy way to spend vacation! The beach is…

  17. Bias: a strong leaning in either a positive or negative direction Assumption: a fact or statement taken for granted Viewpoint: the purpose the writer has and the details and attitudes which he/she includes Review

  18. Each group will get a post-it containing a scenario you will act out. • Read the purpose, perspective, and bias given to you. • Keep this a secret from other groups. • Develop a short skit, where everyone participates. • Participation does not necessarily mean a speaking part. • Each group will present their skit and other groups will guess the purpose, perspective and bias. Skits

  19. In your comp. book record: • Group order number • Purpose (Ex. P I E) • Perspective • Bias • Example: • #1 • Explain • Why author’s perspective should be learned in school • English is the most important subject and teaches students the most valuable skills. Presentations

  20. Explain the difference between author’s purpose and author’s perspective. Exit Slip