September 15th

posted Sep 15, 2015, 1:33 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 15, 2015, 1:45 PM ]
No Homework, unless you need to finish the work from Monday. Your work from Monday is due, so please get it in quickly.

Here is the video we watched today in preparation for finding the main idea in a passage (remember: 'the text', 'a passage' and 'the writing piece' all mean the same thing). 

We noted that the text they discuss in the video is "informational" and "persuasive". Not all texts will be persuasive, so it's important to be able to tell when a piece of writing is trying to persuade you of something. Look for information that seems to back up the main idea.

Persuasive writing is a form of nonfiction writing that encourages careful word choice, the development of logical arguments, and a cohesive summary.

Informational writing is writing that informs. It is a type of nonfiction writing, which means it is factual. Many examples of informational writing can be found in newspapers, almanacs and reference books. The purpose of informational writing is to convey information about something.