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Reading "Making the Best of Invasive Species"

This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the Smithsonian.com article, "Making the Best of Invasive Species."

Lessons

  • Determine the impact of tone on a text

    In this lesson you will learn how to determine the impact of tone on a text by analyzing how the author uses language.

  • Analyze the impact of structure on the meaning of a text

    In this lesson you will learn how to analyze the impact of structure on the meaning of a text by considering how the information is presented and develops.

  • Analyze an author's use of evidence to develop a claim

    In this lesson you will learn how to analyze an author’s use of evidence to develop a claim by examining the impact of a section of text.

  • Evaluate the argument to support the claim

    In this lesson you will learn how to evaluate the argument to support the claim in a text by considering the reasons and evidence supplied by the author.

  • Determine a counterclaim in a text

    In this lesson you will learn how to determine the counterclaim in a text by examining how the author refutes its validity.

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