Get those kids moving! Both HISTORY and ENGLISH classes can use this kinesthetic activity and convenient graphic organizer to analyze an author's purpose, audience and speaker in non-fiction, informational text, poetry, short stories, novels, and drama. Great as an assessment of comprehension for pre-class readings.
SOAPSTone requires students to think critically to identify textual evidence that supports their analysis of a text's (S)peaker, (O)ccasion, (A)udience, (P)urpose, (S)ubjects, and (T)one.
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5 -- Posters for Gallery Walk Stations: Groups place post-its to answer each section of the analysis/After 5 minutes transition to next station (Subject was not included for classroom management purposes as it would be too quickly completed compared to the other simultaneous stations.
1 -- SOAPSTone graphic organizer in a collegiate theme
This wonderful acronym was originally invented by the College Board for Pre-AP and AP level analysis on the AP US History, AP English Language and Composition, and AP Literature and Composition exams, but I modified it's characteristics to support my learning objectives and varied student levels as needed. I also expanded its use to include fiction.
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