Approaching unseen non-fiction texts

In this lesson, we will be looking at how to approach unseen non-fiction texts by reading Christopher Ondaatje's 'Journey to the Source of the Nile'. We will be using a strategy to work through the text systematically, tracing what we are told (events) and how the writer feels about them (attitude / thoughts). We will also be moving from a 'literal' understanding of the text to thinking about the 'big picture' meanings that a text has to offer - what does it tell us about mankind or human nature?

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Approaching unseen non-fiction extracts

Journey to the source of the Nile - Christopher Ondaatje

Q1.The extract is set on the banks of which Lake?

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Q2.What city did Ondaatje travel to?

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Q3.Before he sets out on the ferry crossing, Ondaatje is staying in ________________?

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Q4.Which of the 4 Conflicts is presented in the extract?

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Q5.Apart from being an 'adventurer,' what job does Ondaatje do?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Approaching unseen non-fiction extracts

Journey to the source of the Nile - Christopher Ondaatje

Q1.The extract is set on the banks of which Lake?

1/5

Q2.What city did Ondaatje travel to?

2/5

Q3.Before he sets out on the ferry crossing, Ondaatje is staying in ________________?

3/5

Q4.Which of the 4 Conflicts is presented in the extract?

4/5

Q5.Apart from being an 'adventurer,' what job does Ondaatje do?

5/5

Lesson summary: Approaching unseen non-fiction texts

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