This week’s Friday paragraph- January is National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, and National Soup Month. Choose ONE of these and write a persuasive paragraph with the purpose of convincing people to participate in this special month.
Next skill set for assessment on 15 January.
1. Providing and supporting text evidence
2. Identifying bias in non-fiction text
3. Identifying author’s tone in non-fiction text
4. Writing a summary of main idea and supporting details
Today we will be focusing on bias. Here is a short video about finding bias. First, write down a definition of bias. Then, write and briefly explain the four things used to evaluate a text.
Now, take a few minutes to look through the book on your desk. Notice the cover art, the words on the cover and any inner title pages, the chapter titles, any images in the text and any other feature you see. Share your findings with a neighbor.
With that same partner, choose a short section (~1 page) to read. Find the main idea of that passage and 2 supporting details.
Exit ticket- What do you think the author’s bias will be in this text? Please include the title (Chew or Miracle).