Use these questions to think about what purported truth the author is trying to convince you of.
- What surprised me?
- What does the author think I already know?
- What challenged, changed, or confirmed what I already know?
Signposts for Nonfiction:
Use these signposts to FIGURE OUT how the author is trying to change minds and inform us as readers. Remember, not every informational text contains the five signposts.
- Contrasts and Contradictions
- Absolute and Extreme Language
- Numbers and Stats
- Quoted Words
- Word Gap