Presentation on theme: "Determining the Author’s Purpose, Tone, Point of View, and Intended Audience Chapter 10."— Presentation transcript:
1 Determining the Author’s Purpose, Tone, Point of View, and Intended Audience Chapter 10
2 Bell Ringer #1 Turn to p.150 in your Spelling books. Complete # 1-5, correct subject verb agreement and also proofread the passage at the bottom of the page.Write the sentence for # 1-5.You have 10 mins!
3 Freewriting: A Definition This is informal, personal writing in which the writer begins writing and keeps writing in order to capture thoughts and generate ideas. The key is to keep the pen or pencil moving steadily over the paper without pausing. The writer should continue long enough that the obvious thoughts are recorded and the brain has to “push” for new material.
4 Freewriting Directions Start writing and keep writingDon’t worry about conventions of spelling, punctuation, or grammarIf you get stuck, write, “I don’t know what to write,” or repeat or rephrase your last thoughtBUT—KEEP WRITING!!!!
5 The ProcessStart writing and keep writing for 5-20 minutes (depending on age and skill of writer).Read, reflect, and review what has been written.Write a “center of gravity” statement—a summary of what was written and/ or an assertion that goes beyond the summary.Repeat the process, using the center of gravity statement as the starting point for the next freewriting.Repeat process if needed.Shape for an audience.
6 Freewriting TypesUnfocused Freewriting: the writer chooses the topic and is free to shift from subject to subject. Often this is used to generate ideas for a piece of writing on any topic of the writer’s choice.Focused Freewriting: the writer focuses attention on a specific subject, often in response to an assigned task. Focused Freewriting is often used in classrooms.