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Reading Nonfiction Signposts
Transcript of Reading Nonfiction Signposts
and keeps going as you find hidden treasures and surprises in every book and article you read!!!
Contrasts and Contradictions
When you notice a difference between what you know and what's happening or a difference between 2 or more things in the text ...
Extreme or Absolute Language
When you notice the author uses language that leaves no doubt, exaggerates, or pushes to the limit
Numbers and Stats
When you notice specific numbers, number words or amounts,
When you notice the author quoted a Voice of Authority, or Personal Perspective, or Other's Words,
Notice & Note Signposts Nonfiction
Why does this difference matter?
Why did the author use these numbers?
Why did the author say it like that?
Why did the author quote this person?
When you are reading and the author uses a word or phrase you don't know,
Do I know this word from someplace else?
Does it seem like technical talk for this topic?
Can I find clues in the sentence to help me understand the word?
"Ten-year-old Wilbur Carreño is less than four feet tall and weighs only 50 pounds. He is small for his age. That's exactly what makes him good at his job. Many kids in Ecuador go to work instead of school. Wilbur spends his afternoons climbing banana trees four times his height. He expertly ties the heavy stalks of bananas so the trees won't drop from the weight of the fruit. "I've been working since I was 6 years old," he told the interviewer.
"No one on this planet will be untouched by climate change," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announced. The report warned that climate impacts are already severe, pervasive, and irreversible."
Drought relief did not come this winter--California's wet season--as hoped. Though California is the third-largest state in land mass, nearly all of the state is abnormally dry at best, and in exceptional drought at worst.
"There's been a drought of some extent for multiple years now, and it doesn't look like it's going to be ending anytime soon," Storm Shield meteorologist Jason Meyers said.
Millions of other Germans were simply apathetic about the news of Hitler's appointment. They found it hard to feel excited about the changes he promised. In 1933, Germany had forty different political parties, each one making promises as it struggled for power.