Exploring the writer's perspective: Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Aron Ralston

In this lesson, we will look at how to examine the writer's perspective. We will be continuing to work with our text, 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place' by Aron Ralston. We will look at how understanding Ralston's viewpoint helps us to make further observations about the attitudes and feelings communicated within the account. In order to help us do this, we will work with a writing frame and key quotations, building our response systematically. Once you have written your response, there will be a model answer for you to self-assess against and track your progress.

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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.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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Quiz:

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.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'?

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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?

5/5

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Aron Ralston, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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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Quiz:

Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Aron Ralston, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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

Lesson summary: Exploring the writer's perspective: Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Aron Ralston

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