Annotation and Analysis of Author's Purpose

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Model for readers how to identify an author’s purpose in a nonfiction text.  Using a document camera, conduct a close reading and annotate a passage from N. Scott Momaday’s, “Riding is an Exercise of the Mind.” Groups then read and annotate the rest of the passage. Finally, they share their responses with the class, identifying patterns they see in the imagery and diction of the passage that signal the author’s purpose. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource as practice for the AP English Language and Literature exam
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed for AP prep, the execrise is appropriate for all lit classes

  • The excerpt, worksheets, and a link to additional assessments are all included in the detailed packet

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