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1 Keystone Prep – Day 4 Welcome everyone! If you have any questions, feel free to type them to us!

2 What We Have Done So Far…  Let’s Regroup  Day 1  ACE Method  Open Ended Responses  Test Layout  Day 2  Open Ended Review  Key Terms and Vocabulary  Day 3  Test Tips and Best Practices  Multiple Choice Review

3 Open Ended Responses  Utilize:  Ace Method  3 examples (at least)  The TEXT!  An outline  Your brain

4 Important Vocabulary!  Today, we will continue to discuss important vocabulary words. These terms can be used in the questioning techniques, therefore it is very important that we understand them thoroughly.

5 Argument/Position  The position or claim the author establishes. Arguments should be supported with valid evidence and reasoning and balanced by the inclusion of counterarguments that illustrate opposing viewpoints.

6 Biography  A written account of another person’s life.  For example, if I were to write a story about Mrs. Nyeholt’s life, it would be a biography.  If this a biography, what is an autobiography?

7 Exposition  A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances.  Example: This family was a victim of a problem they could have avoided-a problem that, according to Florida park rangers, hundreds of visitors suffer each year. "Several times a month," ranger Rod Torres of O'Leno State Park said, "people get scared and leave the park in the middle of the night." Those people picked the wrong kind of park to visit. Not that there was anything wrong with the park: The hikers camped next to them loved the wild isolation of it. But it just wasn't the kind of place the couple from New Jersey had in mind when they decided to camp out on this trip through Florida. If they had known about the different kinds of parks in Florida, they might have stayed in a place they loved.”

8 Fiction  Any story that is the product of imagination rather than a documentation of fact. Characters and events in such narratives may be based in real life, but their ultimate form and configuration is a creation of the author.  Then, what is nonfiction?

9 Figurative Language  Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.  Examples: Similes, Metaphors, Personification  Can you provide some examples of each?

10 Monologue  An extended speech spoken by one speaker, either to others or as if alone.  Think Shakespeare!

11 Point of View  First Person  Third Person Limited  Omniscient  What do these terms mean?

12 Propaganda  Information aimed at positively or negatively influencing the opinions or behaviors of large numbers of people.  Let’s look at some techniques!

13 Propaganda Techniques  Propaganda techniques and persuasive tactics are used to influence people to believe, buy or do something. Students should be able to identify and comprehend the following propaganda techniques:  Name-calling is an attack on a person instead of an issue.  Bandwagon tries to persuade the reader to do, think or buy something because it is popular or because “everyone is doing it.  Emotional appeal tries to persuade the reader by using words that appeal to the reader’s emotions instead of logic or reason.  Red herring is an attempt to distract the reader with details not relevant to the argument.

14 Propaganda Techniques Cont.  Testimonial attempts to persuade the reader by using a famous person to endorse a product or idea (for instance, the celebrity endorsement).  Repetition attempts to persuade the reader by repeating a message over and over again.  Sweeping generalization make an oversimplified statement about a group based on limited information.  Circular argument states a conclusion as part of the proof of the argument.  Appeal to the numbers, facts, or statistics attempts to persuade the reader by showing how many people think something is true.

15 Plot Diagram  Let’s label this together!

16 That’s a Wrap!  We’ll see you all next Thursday!  Next week we will be able to see some samples of your writing!!

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