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Author's Perspective

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Nicole Roura

on 12 November 2013

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Transcript of Author's Perspective

Here are some steps to help you identify an author's perspective, using TEXT-BASED EVIDENCE, of course!
1st - WHY they wrote
1. First, think about the AUTHOR'S PURPOSE for writing the text.

WHY did he / she write the text??

To
persuade
you to do or think something?
To
inform
you about a topic?
To
entertain
you with a story?




3rd... Word Choices
3. Consider the words an author chooses to use.
Word choice is one way authors help readers to infer the meaning.


Ask yourself...


2nd... The TONE
2. Now that you know WHY, think about their TONE while writing.
The tone is his or her attitude toward the subject and audience.
This lets you know how they were
feeling
.




NOW,
Identify the Author's Perspective!
Now that you know their
PURPOSE for writing
TONE while writing
WORDS that helped you feel what they feel

you can now figure out their PERSPECTIVE!
Zoom in for more tone words!
The author's perspective about the subject was....
angered
irritated
pleased
desperate
confused
proud
compassionate
direct
passionate
mocking
sinister
ominous
Now Practice!
Click the lightbulb to check
your answer.
Why did he write the article?
Remember, you must
have evidence in the article.
Answers
1. D
2. C
Think back to our texts in UNIT 1...
How was Amundsen's
perspective different
from Scott's?

Do you think his victory
had anything to do
with it?
PROUD
I too
am proud!
Triumphant
Defeated,
but proud!
Author's Perspective
The AUTHORS PERSPECTIVE is how
an author feels about the topic he or
she is writing about.

Congratulations on exploring
AUTHOR'S PERSPECTIVE!
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