Analyze Nonfiction Sheet 2 (An Article)

Analyze a Nonfiction Article

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Citation: ______________________________________________________________

 

Before you read:

  1. Why did you or your teacher choose this article? (Ask if necessary.)

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  1. What clues in the title tell you about the topic of the article?

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  1. What clues about the topic are in a preview section?

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  1. What are the author’s qualifications?

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  1. What is the reputation of the publisher?

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  1. Is the article too old to be reliable? Why?

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  1. Do you like the size and style of font? _______________________________
  2. Do you like the distance between the lines? ___________________________
  3. Do you like the size of the margins? ________________________________
  4. Are there any words in different sizes that help you determine the most

     important words to remember? (Provide examples)          _________________________________________________________

  1. Are there illustrations? Photos or drawings?

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  1. Are there captions? ____________________________________________
  2. Are the illustrations necessary for understanding or do they provide extra information or are they designed to create an emotion in the reader? _____________________________________________________________
  3. Is this an article for skimming or do you need to read every word in order to understand the topic? _____________________________________

 

  1. What do you already know about this topic before reading?

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  1. What do you think you might learn by reading this article?

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 While reading:

  1. An important question answered in this article (You have to form the question!):

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  1. The answer:

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  1. Another important question answered in this article:

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  1. The answer:

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  1. Still another important question answered in this article:

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  1. The answer:

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  1. A coloured diagram or illustration to help me remember the important information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Examples of powerful writing (alliteration, similes, metaphors, sophisticated vocabulary):

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After reading:

  1. This reminds me of _____________________________________________

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(Hint: connect text to self, text to text, and/or text to world events)

 

  1. I already knew that ___________________________________________

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  1. I think that this article was considered important to publish because ______________________________________________________________

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  1. How does your new knowledge affect your view of the world or life? 

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(Hint: new knowledge often helps understand why we study topics at school or why there are certain rules in society or why life is the way it is today.)

 

  1. How might that understanding affect your behaviour? 

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(Hint: new understanding often helps us be more patient or more self-disciplined or more able to show interest in topics other than ourselves.)

[This page may be copied for use with students if the following credit is provided: ©2016 Sophie Rosen.]

 

 

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