Presentation on theme: "SOAPSTone Strategy. Why SOAPSTone? Allows for analysis of any written text Allows identification of key elements of text Allows students to organize and."— Presentation transcript:
Why SOAPSTone? Allows for analysis of any written text Allows identification of key elements of text Allows students to organize and plan own writing.
SPEAKER Who is the Speaker? – This is the voice that tells the story—author and speaker aren’t the same. – Writers may use points of view that “conceal or alter their actual beliefs or opinions.” – Readers must interpret each voice presented – Impacts reader perception
Occasion What is Occasion? – This is the time and place or context of the writing. – Larger occasion is environment of ideas and emotions around broad issue – Immediate occasion an event or situation that triggers a writers response – Helps to understand the writers motivation
Audience Who is the Audience? – The group of readers to whom writing is MOST directed. – The choice of audience affects how and why of the writing
Purpose Reason behind the text. – As a reader you need to consider the author’s purpose – As a writer you need to ask yourself: “What do I want my audience to think as a result of reading my work?”
Subject The general topic, content and ideas contained in the text Stated in a few words or a phrase Helps to focus your work
Tone The attitude of the author. – Extends meaning beyond the literal – Ability to manage tone indicates writer sophistication. Diction, syntax, imagery