Learning Target- Students will review TONE and BIAS in short nonfiction.
Today we are splitting up into groups to work on tone and bias in non-fiction. You will be paired with another student (or two) of my choosing. Don’t complain; there are reasons for my pairings. First, the definitions.
Tone– The author’s attitude toward the topic, which is expressed through the words and details he or she selects.To determine the author’s tone, you must notice how these words and details are used within the writing.
Bias– A preference or opinion in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another. When we think about the author’s purpose it is also important to think about a larger group that he is representing. We ask, “Who is he speaking for? Whose voice and perspective are being heard? Who might benefit from this perspective? Whose voices are not heard? Whose perspectives are not represented?
Each pair/triad will complete these questions related to their assigned article. There are 4 different articles. Your group needs a copy of the text for each person and one copy of the questions. The group will turn in one paper at the end of class. Make sure all group members’ names are on the paper and everyone participates equally.
Give thoughtful feedback
Respect others and their ideas
On task all the time
Use quiet voices
Stay with your group