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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analysing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text



Probing Questions

How do you know? Cite evidence from the text

Speaker: Who is the speaker?

  • Who is the speaker? Identity the specker's age, gender, dass, and education. The voice tells the story.
  • Whose voice is being heard within the text?
  • What can you tell or what do you know about the speaker that helps you understand the point of view expressed?

Occasing: What is the occasion?

  • What is the time and place of the piece?
  • What is the current situation (that prompted the writing?
  • Is this a political event a celebration, an observation, a critique, or...?
  • Identify the context of the text.

Audience: Who is the audience?

  • Who are the readers to whom this piece is directed?
  • It may be one person or a specific group.
  • Does the speaker specify audience?
  • What assumptions exist in the text about the intended audience?

Purpose: What is the purpose?

  • What is the purpose behind the text?
  • Why did the author write it?
  • What is his goal? (To find the purpose, ask "What did the author want his audience to think or do as a result of reading this text??")
  • What is the message?
  • How does the speaker convey this message?
publish time: 2021-09-08
Lisa Anderson

This is a SOAPSTone Graphic Organizer. It determines an author's point of view or purpose in a text, in which rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text. This graphic organizer is in a tabular form. There are three columns in the table soapstone, probing questions, and evidence from the text. There are four rows in the table. The four rows tell who is the speaker, what is the occasion, who is the audience, and what is the purpose? The probing questions columns have all the questions probed about the speaker, occasion, audience, and purpose.

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