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1.9 Reading an Interview Narrative

SpringBoard Activity 1.9
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Julie Dupuy

on 16 September 2015

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Transcript of 1.9 Reading an Interview Narrative

Learning Targets
Analyze how the relationship between a writer, the target audience, and the writer’s purpose informs a writer’s choices.
Analyze the intended effect of descriptive narrative on readers’ perspectives.
1.9 Reading an Interview Narrative
Examine a photograph of Chuck Liddel. What inferences might you draw regarding Liddell based on the photo?
Chuck Liddell
Pre-Reading Task
Based on the photograph(s), write down several sentences describing Liddell's physical appearance that you might include if you were the writer.
During Reading
Task
As you read, notice whether Brian O’Connor, the writer, makes similar choices, and consider whether his choices support or challenge your inferences about Liddell and the article’s tone. Consider ways in which O’Connor labels Liddell, captures his voice, considers a significant incident in his life, and conveys the significance to the reader—all through the narrative structure.
Watch Chuck in action
After Reading Tasks
1. Highlight some examples of parallelism in paragraph 2. Which are most effective? Why?

2. Reread paragraph 8 to identify uses of parallel structure. How does he use parallel structure there? How does that use help create style?
An interview narrative contains certain elements that are common to all narratives.
It has a
plot

It features
characters
who are well-developed
It has a
setting
.
There is a central
conflict
It is told from a particular
point of

view
,
It has a
theme
or themes—a main message about life.
Explain how O’Connor creates a narrative rather than a simple interview.

How does he make it a story?

How does he use details and his voice as a writer to appeal to his target audience?
Check Your Understanding
Annotate for Voice on your student device while I read the story aloud.
Share the examples of diction you marked that show voice.

In whose voice is the story written, the author's or the main character, Chuck Liddell?
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