Examining thoughts and feelings: Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Aron Ralston

In this lesson, we’ll complete the reading of this climactic moment from Aron Ralston’s autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place. During the session, our focus will be on defining the writer’s thoughts and feelings and tracking how the writer communicates this. We will work through the text systematically, using our reading strategies to support us in unpicking the text and drawing our final conclusions at the end.

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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.Where is our text set?

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Q2.What is the first stage in a quest narrative?

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Q3.Which of the following is the present participle of the verb 'sever'?

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Q4.Which word is not a synonym of 'durable'?

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Q5."It's as though I have thrust my arm into a cauldron of magma." True or false: this type of sentence would not be found in a non-fiction text .

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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.Where is our text set?

1/5

Q2.What is the first stage in a quest narrative?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following is the present participle of the verb 'sever'?

3/5

Q4.Which word is not a synonym of 'durable'?

4/5

Q5."It's as though I have thrust my arm into a cauldron of magma." True or false: this type of sentence would not be found in a non-fiction text .

5/5

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

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Q1.Which word means to experience a 'revelation'?

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Q2.What is the name of a book written by a person about their own life?

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Q3.Which term would you use to describe a character type not doing what readers usually associate with the role?

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Q4.Which word is not a synonym of 'despondent'?

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Q5.A journey narrative always includes the hero travelling over a huge distance during the course of their quest. True or False?

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Lesson 2 of 20

Q1.Which word means to experience a 'revelation'?

1/5

Q2.What is the name of a book written by a person about their own life?

2/5

Q3.Which term would you use to describe a character type not doing what readers usually associate with the role?

3/5

Q4.Which word is not a synonym of 'despondent'?

4/5

Q5.A journey narrative always includes the hero travelling over a huge distance during the course of their quest. True or False?

5/5

Lesson summary: Examining thoughts and feelings: Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Aron Ralston

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