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Analyzing Word Choice

Test reflection

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Exemplar

Rallied

supports the author's admiring tone. Rallied is positive and represents togetherness while worked is sometimes negative and represents labor. The author is trying to say that the unity of the British civilians was an admirable quality that allowed them to get through the economic struggles of WWII, such as the shortage of food and supplies. Furthermore, the author demonstrates his

admiring tone

when he says, "Through creative efforts and working together as a country, the British persevered." The author refers to their efforts as "creative" and acknowledges that they "

persevered" to praise their accomplishments during troubled times.

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Identify the tone

Rallied

supports the author's admiring tone. Rallied is positive and represents togetherness while worked is sometimes negative and represents labor. The author is trying to say that the unity of the British civilians was an admirable quality that allowed them to get through the economic struggles of WWII, such as the shortage of food and supplies. Furthermore, the author demonstrates his

admiring tone

when he says, "Through creative efforts and working together as a country, the British persevered." The author refers to their efforts as "creative" and acknowledges that they "

persevered" to praise their accomplishments during troubled times.

Understand that the author did not experience these events first hand. Therefore, his tone isn’t determined, unrelenting, or persevering. What is the author’s tone according to this response?

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Determine the connotation of rallied

Rallied supports

the author's admiring tone. Rallied is positive and represents togetherness while worked is sometimes negative and represents labor. The author is trying to say that the unity of the British civilians was an admirable quality that allowed them to get through the economic struggles of WWII, such as the shortage of food and supplies. Furthermore, the author demonstrates his admiring

tone

when he says, "Through creative efforts and working together as a country, the British persevered." The author refers to their efforts as "creative" and acknowledges that they "

persevered" to praise their accomplishments during troubled times.

Understand that “to come together” is the denotation of rally. To simplify connotation, just answer theq

uestions on your strategy: Is

rallied

stronger or weaker than

worked? Is it more positive or negative? Then, it’s good to add the denotation, or what the word actually means. Underline the connotationsand highlight the denotations of this example.

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Determine the connotation of rallied

Rallied supports

the author's admiring tone. Rallied is positive and represents

togetherness

while worked is sometimes negative and represents

labor. The author is trying to say that the unity of the British civilians was an admirable quality that allowed them to get through the economic struggles of WWII, such as the shortage of food and supplies. Furthermore, the author demonstrates his admiring tone when he says, "Through creative efforts and working together as a country, the British persevered." The author refers to their efforts as "creative" and acknowledges that they "

persevered" to praise their accomplishments during troubled times.

Understand that “to come

together” is the denotation of rally. To simplify connotation, just answer the

q

uestions on your strategy: Is rallied stronger or weaker than worked? Is it more positive or negative?

Then, it’s good to add the denotation, or what the word actually means. Underline the connotationsand highlight the denotations of this example.

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Analyze the word choice

Rallied

supports the author's admiring tone. Rallied is positive and represents togetherness while worked is sometimes negative and represents labor. The author is trying to say that the unity of the British civilians was an admirable quality that allowed them to get through the economic struggles of WWII, such as the shortage of food and supplies. Furthermore, the author demonstrates his admiring

tone

when he says, "Through creative efforts and working together as a country, the British persevered." The author refers to their efforts as "creative" and acknowledges that they "

persevered" to praise their accomplishments during troubled times.

Understand that the author had a purpose behind choosing rallied as it relates to the MEANING of the

t

ext. It’s not quite good enough to say that the author chose

rallied

to express how the British came together “to fight the war on the home front.” You need to prove that you understand the meaningof the passage in

your own words. Include the who, what, where, and how. Highlight the meaning.

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Analyze the word choice

Rallied

supports the author's admiring tone. Rallied is positive and represents togetherness while worked is sometimes negative and represents labor. The author is trying to say that

the unity of the British civilians

was an admirable quality that

allowed them to get through the economic struggles of WWII, such as the shortage of food and supplies. Furthermore, the author demonstrates his admiring tone when he says, "Through creative efforts and working together as a country, the British persevered." The author refers to their efforts as "creative" and acknowledges that they "

persevered" to praise their accomplishments during troubled times.

Understand that the author had a purpose behind choosing

rallied

as it relates to the MEANING of the

text. It’s not quite good enough to say that the author chose rallied to express how the British came together “to fight the war on the home front.” You need to prove that you understand the meaning

of the passage in your own words. Include the who, what, where, and how. Highlight the meaning.

Notice that the word

civilians

is used to be more precise. The article isn’t about soldiers fighting. It’s about people surviving the effects of war.

What’s the meaning?

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Analyze the tone

Rallied

supports the author's admiring tone. Rallied is positive and represents togetherness while worked is sometimes negative and represents labor. The author is trying to say that the unity of the British civilians was an admirable quality that allowed them to get through the economic struggles of WWII, such as the shortage of food and supplies. Furthermore, the author demonstrates his

admiring tone

when he says, "Through creative efforts and working together as a country, the British persevered." The author refers to their efforts as "creative" and acknowledges that they "

persevered" to praise their accomplishments during troubled times.

Understand that you need to analyze the tone in order to receive a 4. Ending your response with a

quote isn’t good enough; you need to explain how it proves the tone.

H

ow else did the author show

his admiring tone besides with his word choice of rallied?

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Analyze the tone

Rallied

supports the author's admiring tone. Rallied is positive and represents togetherness while worked is sometimes negative and represents labor. The author is trying to say that the unity of the British civilians was an admirable quality that allowed them to get through the economic struggles of WWII, such as the shortage of food and supplies.

Furthermore, the author demonstrates his

admiring tone

when he says, "Through creative efforts and working together as a country, the British persevered."

The author refers to their efforts as "creative" and acknowledges that they "persevered" to praise their accomplishments during troubled times.

Understand that you need to

analyze the tone

in order to receive a 4. Ending your response with a

quote isn’t good enough; you need to explain how it proves the tone. How else did the author show

his admiring tone besides with his word choice of rallied?

Notice that this points out specific words that are full of praise to prove the author admired the British civilians.

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Common Mistakes and Reflection

Common Mistakes:

Didn’t state a specific tone

Thinking

that the events were the author’s experiences

Writing the definitions of rallied and worked instead of discussing the feeling the reader gets from the words (positive, negative, strong, weak, etc.)Leaving out important details about the meaning of the text

Finding a quote without explaining how it connects to the toneUse what you learned today and your test score to complete the first entry of your reflection log. Specify what you missed.


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