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When the author chooses to quote someone.
When the writer presents something that contradicts what you know or think or when the writer shows you a sharp difference between people, groups, or ideas.
Contrast and Contradictions
When the author makes an exaggeration.
Absolute & Extreme Language
When the author uses specific numbers or statistical information.
Numbers & Stats
When the author uses a word, you don't know.
The Three Big Questions
What surprised me?
What did the author think I already knew?
What challenged, changed, or confirmed what I knew?
By contrast, but, however, alternatively, otherwise, then again. These are all examples of what?
When the author uses a word, or phrase I don't know (Word Gap), I can
look for clues around before and after it
What is the overall anchor question for the nonfiction signposts?
Why is this important?
That was the funniest movie ever.
Extreme & Absolute Language
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