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Zoom into text to understand how just one word adds to the meaning or tone of an entire text. The video demonstrates how to do just this with the article "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" by Jim Morrison. The narrator finds the adjectives, appraises them to determine their contribution to the tone, and sums up the tone in two to three original adjectives. You might pause the video from time to time or show the slides instead as your class works. A quick activity, this could be done before or after reading the article. While the video focuses on a certain article, the strategy could be used for any text. Check out the slides, guided notes, and provided text!
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