Nt1310 Unit 3

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Semester A Unit 3 Lesson 9 Introduction and Objective An author has a reason for writing fiction and nonfiction. The author writes fiction to inform the reader. What information would a science textbook give? What kind of information would a text on the first president of the United States give? All text has a purpose and a point of view that the author provides. Today's lesson objective is: students will be able to determine an author's point of view or purpose within a text, providing examples from the text. Think about The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan. What strategies have you been using to help you understand the text? We’ve been making lists, comparisons, and analyzing the book for textual evidence. Could any of these skills…show more content…
Why not just write: “The more things happened, the more it seems like the last few years were not existent.” Unraveled gives the reader the idea of it coming apart. Boom makes the reader think BIG! And helium is something that disappears quickly. Timothy Egan’s description adds to his opinion of the story. He finds it exciting and interesting and wants to use the right words to describe the story. The Worst Hard Times, a nonfiction narrative, is based on true events. The author tries to relate the story as close to the truth as possible. However, the reader can see that the author writes with a certain opinion through the words of he chooses. For example, Egan shows an opinion that is understanding of the problems that occurred: It was not the fault of the weather (the dust storms), although this persistent drought certainly didn’t help. The great unraveling seemed to be caused by man, Bennett believed. How could it be that people had farmed the same ground for centuries in other countries and not lost the soil, while Americans had been on the land barely a generation and had stripped it of its life-giving

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