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Tuesday, September 17, 2013  HW: NONE  Complete Shark Cornell Notes from Red Lit. book, pages 874-880  Set completed notes on corner of your desk 

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1 Tuesday, September 17, 2013  HW: NONE  Complete Shark Cornell Notes from Red Lit. book, pages  Set completed notes on corner of your desk  Read Quietly

2 Cornell Notes Topic: Loaded Language Fact vs. Opinion: Fact: A statement that can be proved by personal observation, eyewitnesses, reliable source (internet, book), experiment, or expert Opinion: statement that cannot be proved because it’s states a person’s beliefs, feelings, or thoughts.  Opinion Signal words:  I think  Many people believe  usually  seem(s)  probably

3 Fact or opinion 1. Jaws is about a great white shark that killed several people in a beach community. ~ fact 2. The book stayed on the bestseller list for 40 weeks. ~ fact 3. The book is better than the movie. ~ opinion

4 Bias Opinion can be in informational articles. Authors are affected by their experiences and beliefs. This creates bias for or against a topic. Bias : a positive or negative feeling toward a topic UySxRA&feature=relmfu

5 Bias in Writing  Loaded Language: words that suggest a strong bias.  Words that signal how the author feels about the topic.  Page 881 in Red Lit. book  Copy T-chart in #7 in middle of page onto back-top half of Cornell Note Sheet Opinion 1: Sharks Are Very Dangerous Opinion 2: Sharks Are Mostly Harmless A dusky shark’s bite is like being crushed by the weight of ten cars

6 Bias in Writing Opinion 1: Sharks Are Very Dangerous  A dusky shark’s bite is like being crushed by the weight of ten cars  Meat-eaters/ gobble their prey whole/rip it into shark- size bites  Swarm of sharks/ biting anything that lies in its path  Vicious shark attack  Ferocious predators/ top predators Opinion 2: Sharks Are Mostly Harmless  Nurse shark is a sluggish bottom feeder/ usually not dangerous  Out of 375 shark species, only 24 are dangerous  Fewer than 100 shark attacks each year  Whale shark is very docile (calm)/eats tiny plankton

7 Bias in Writing  Loaded Language: words that suggest a strong bias.  Words that signal how the author feels about the topic.  Page 885 in Red Lit. book  Copy T-chart in middle of page onto back-bottom half of Cornell Note Sheet Loaded LanguagePossible Author’s Bias “most wonderful of natural-born killers Benchley is impressed by shark’s survival instincts

8 Peter Benchley, JAWS  Read Great White Sharks on pages  Record examples of Loaded Language and possible author’s bias

9 Cornell Notes  Define the words in bold print on page 885 in sections “Elements of Nonfiction” and Reading Skill”  Read “Great White Sharks”, pages  Answer page 892,#1-5 in complete sentences  Turn your answers into class drawer


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