Is That the Author’s Tone You Hear?
Presentation Date: 2/20/2019
Duration: 1 Hour
Have you ever wondered why students “just don’t get it” when they read a comic or a humorous piece of literature? Or when they find a serious article somewhat funny? Being able to perceive the writer’s tone is a basic reading skill, though it requires critical thinking and is often difficult to teach. The reader must comprehend the text, consider the writer’s attitude, and make a judgment about the author’s purpose for writing. This webinar focuses on some of the strategies to use with students to increase their ability to discern an author’s tone and purpose in both fiction and non-fiction works.