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Analyze tone & perspective in author arguments

Expect author bias and opinion in persuasive texts.

Focus on words chosen and details included to determine an author’s perspective on a topic.

Read persuasive texts that include strong tone, bias, opinion, or argument.

Listen to the audio text of Jesús Colón reading his essay about “Little Things are Big.”

Note the specific details, word choice, and syntax he uses to then infer his perspective of this event.

Compare two perspectives on the same topic.

Compare firsthand v. secondhand accounts of the same topic.

Consider how the author’s point of view may impact the perspective.

Evaluate author arguments

Analyze the author’s claim and evaluate the support provided.