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The 9 Nonfiction Signpost

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Margo Bell

on 6 January 2014

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Transcript of The 9 Nonfiction Signpost

The
9
Nonfiction Signposts
Part 2

Questions?
Let's practice!
Graphic Features
When the author uses graphic features, such as charts, pictures, or graphs.
Point/Counterpoint
When the author addresses his opponent's ideas.

An
opponent
is basically someone who doesn't agree with the author.
Cause/Effect
When the author creates a
causal
relationship between two ore more ideas, events, or things.

What does
causal
mean? Basically it means "cause and effect."
Compare/Contrast
When the author compares or contrasts something in the text.
Questions/Answers
When the author asks and answers his own questions in a text.
What are the similarities between two or more things?
What are the differences? How does this support the central idea/ argument in the text?
What tone is the author using when asking the
questions? How do the answers contribute to the
central idea/argument in the text?
What's the cause, or first part? What does that lead to (effect?) How does this causal relationship relate to the central idea/argument?
What are the two sides to the argument? How does my author respond to that argument?
What are these examples of? How does the visual
help me understand or connect to the information
in the text?
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