Language Arts 8 Unit 2
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His or her reason for writing
When an author presents facts and uses technical language
When an author includes reasons that lead readers to agree with an opinion in their writing
When an author provides details or images that amuse, intrigue, horrify, or fascinate readers
Question the author's statements and check facts
What you must do when an author is trying to persuade you
Pay attention to sensory images
What you must do when an author is entertaining in their writing
What you must do to know an author's purpose
How a reader "feels" when reading a selection. Some emotions include sad, joyful, or angry.
Used to create mood
Images, setting, dialogue (what people say), and plot (events in the story)
The "way" feelings are expressed in writing. This includes the attitude an author takes toward his or her subject.
Used to create tone
The author's words and details. Remember that tone can change the meaning of what someone wants to say. For example, saying "You're a big help!" can be said nicely or sarcastically. How it is said sets the "tone" of your statement. This is the same concept used in literature.
An author's particular way of writing. It can include Word choice (formal or informal), length and rhythm of sentences (long or short sentences), and tone (an author's attitude towards a subject or the reader).
A character that develops and learns because of events in a story
A character that does not change in a story. They are not usually the central characters in a story.
Means to communicate
Headline or Title
Gives an immediate idea of what a selection will be about