Close analysis of writer's methods: Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Aron Ralston

In this lesson, we will continue to work with our text of the week, an extract from Aron Ralston's autobiography 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place'. We will start by considering what subject terminology is useful to know when approaching non-fiction texts. We'll then be reminding ourselves of the process we have been using to select 'rich' evidence before using a slow writing method to create our analysis of a set passage. Finally, we will assess our progress against our reading skills criteria and a model response.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What type of noun is 'anger'?

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Q2.Which one of the following is not a type of figurative language?

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Q3.Which word is not a synonym of 'reinforce'?

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Q4.The word 'consensus' means what?

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Q5.Aron Ralston was trapped for 5 days. True or false?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What type of noun is 'anger'?

1/5

Q2.Which one of the following is not a type of figurative language?

2/5

Q3.Which word is not a synonym of 'reinforce'?

3/5

Q4.The word 'consensus' means what?

4/5

Q5.Aron Ralston was trapped for 5 days. True or false?

5/5

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Lesson 4 of 20

Q1.What is the technique called where a word or phrase is repeated at the beginning of clauses or sentences that follow each other?

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Q2.Which word is not a synonym for 'reckless'?

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Q3.What is a tourniquet?

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Q4.When the words 'we' and 'us' are used in speeches, what is the effect?

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Q5.Asyndetic lists separate terms with a comma.

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Lesson 4 of 20

Q1.What is the technique called where a word or phrase is repeated at the beginning of clauses or sentences that follow each other?

1/5

Q2.Which word is not a synonym for 'reckless'?

2/5

Q3.What is a tourniquet?

3/5

Q4.When the words 'we' and 'us' are used in speeches, what is the effect?

4/5

Q5.Asyndetic lists separate terms with a comma.

5/5

Lesson summary: Close analysis of writer's methods: Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Aron Ralston

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