Approaching unseen non-fiction texts

In this lesson, we will be looking at how to approach unseen non-fiction texts. 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? As we work through the text, there will be opportunities to review your work and develop your interpretations. At the end of the lesson, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

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Quiz:

Approaching unseen non-fiction extracts

Journey to the source of the Nile - Christopher Ondaatje

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Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

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

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

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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