Exploring How Purpose, Audience, and Context Influence a Writer's Choices
Facilitating More Meaningful Discussions
Activities and Transitions:
Analyze the context of a text (10 minutes)
Transition: Now that we understand the context for this essay, let's think about it in the context of our classroom. We are not the audience this writer had in mind, so our reactions may be different. What were some of your reactions to the ideas in this essay?
Discuss students' reactions to a text (10 minutes)
Transition: It's useful to react informally to the ideas in a text but when you write a response for an academic audience, you'll need to show that you've read the text critically first before sharing your views. So let's practice critical reading for the last thirty minutes of class.