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Hard Copy English 11A New Project 3 Close Reading

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Transcript of Hard Copy English 11A New Project 3 Close Reading

Close Reading: It's all in the details
Objectives:
Become familiar with Truth's Speech
Definition of Close Reading
Close Reading is a way of understanding a reading selection by reading and rereading it with close attention to specific attributes of the selection.

You will ALWAYS refer to the TEXT for SUPPORT/EVIDENCE.
Aspects of Close Reading
1. Main Idea/Historical Context
2. Organization/Word Choice
3. Author's Purpose
4. Audience Response
What is the author trying to get across to the reader?

Consider important events!




Look for:
When was it written? 1967
Who wrote it? Sojourner Truth
Why was it written? In response to abolition without women's rights


WORD CHOICE
Looking at what words the author used
Figurative language
Hyperbole (exaggeration)
Emphasis
Repetition
Words
Phrases
Ideas





Author's Purpose
WHO is the author?
Were they a leader, an important figure, etc.?)
How would that impact the writing

What was the motivation?

What is the primary purpose?

To inform, entertain, persuade, express feelings?

Main Idea/Historical Context
Organization and
Word Choice
Audience Response
1. Who was the intended audience?
Consider important historical events.
****Use timeline and other supplementary materials.
2. How does the current audience (reader)
respond?

Scoring of the
Daily Paragraph
Possible Scores 100/50/0
100% - Answer identifies relevent points AND includes quotation for support..
50% - Student identifies relevent points, but does not include support OR provides quotation without explanation.
0 - answer is blank or student shows very little understanding.
Scoring of Project

Content/Ideas /20
Organization /20
Word Choice /20
Voice /10
Sentence Fluency /15
Conventions /10
TOTAL /100

Let's Try It
Check for Understanding
Please message the following to me in order to receive credit:
1. What is the historical context of this speech?

2. What kind of language does Sojourner use in her speech?

3. What was Truth's purpose in giving the speech?

4. What does Sojourner mean when she says "root and branch destroyed"
Sojourner Truth
Project 3
Sojourner Truth Speech
Lesson 11 Now that you have gone through the reading, write a paragraph describing what you think is the main idea of the selection. Use the skill of the five Ws and the H. Then write two additional sentences describing your overall impression and reaction.
Lesson 12 Now that you have gone through the reading, write a paragraph describing the organization of the selection. Use the skill of vocabulary and figurative language. Then write two additional sentences describing your overall impression and reaction.
Lesson 13 Now that you have gone through the reading, write a paragraph describing the author’s purpose of the selection. Use the skill of accessing prior knowledge. Then write two additional sentences describing your overall impression and reaction.
Lesson 14 Now that you have gone through the reading, write a paragraph describing the organization of the selection. Use the skill of vocabulary and figurative language. Then write two additional sentences describing your overall impression and reaction.
Lesson 15 Now that you have gone through the reading several times, write an analysis essay on Sojourner Truth's Speech to the American Equal Rights Association. Be sure to provide adequate support for your ideas.

Where is the speech?
Slavery
Abolition
Reconstruction
Chaos
Lesson 11 Now that you have gone through the reading, write a paragraph describing what you think is the main idea of the selection. Use the skill of the five Ws and the H. Then write two additional sentences describing your overall impression and reaction.




Lesson 15 Now that you have gone through the reading several times, write an analysis essay on Sojourner Truth's Speech to the American Equal Rights Association. Be sure to provide adequate support for your ideas.
Lesson 14 Now that you have gone through the reading, write a paragraph illustrating any connections you are able to make with the selection and the world in general. Use the skill of making connections. Then write two additional sentences describing your overall impression and reaction.
Lesson 13 Now that you have gone through the reading, write a paragraph describing the author’s purpose of the selection. Use the skill of accessing prior knowledge. Then write two additional sentences describing your overall impression and reaction.

Lesson 12 Now that you have gone through the reading, write a paragraph describing the organization of the selection. Use the skill of vocabulary and figurative language. Then write two additional sentences describing your overall impression and reaction.
Short Bio on Sojourner Truth
Identify historical, political context of the speech.
Identify examples in the writing that provide support for her purpose.
Identify details regarding the organization of the speech.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/13xDoxggfPzFwIabhA73w4imtkhH9hYX0IWNkegO0NXA/edit?usp=sharing
Directions for Project 3
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