Cherry Tree - examining both texts and looking to see if...

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A friend asked for help finding a text to go with another essay on Education for teaching standard 8 in Reading literature for 8th grade. She wanted to know if this essay was of appropriate text complexity. So I am looking it up to see if it fits text complexity demands for this grade level, including the quantitative, qualitatitve and reader and task considerations. A teacher had gotten in touch with her to find out information about teaching this standard, which involves structure, style, meaning and comparing to an alternate text (she is planning to use "education" as well). I will need to find the other text to analyze, as well. She and another teacher were struggling to find the right approach to teaching this standard and asked for some direction from other colleagues. I will try to see if they are on the right track with it by
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Unformatted text preview: examining both texts and looking to see if there are style and structure elements sufficient to analyze. I am thinking about what to look for when considering structure and style; I will need to look at the deconstructed targets for this standard. I guess style will have to do with the authors' word choice, the syntax and length and variety of sentence structure, organizational pattern, use of rhetorical devices, such as rhetorical questions, repetition, connotation, denotation, use of irony, satire, or other literary or stylistic techniques, etc. Structure will also look at organizational patterns, but also the way the argument or essay flows from beginning to end. Does it contain bullets or other text features?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course ENG Eng135 taught by Professor Dean during the Spring '11 term at DeVry Addison.

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