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Lesson overview:Approaching unseen non-fiction texts

  • In this lesson, we will be looking at how to approach unseen non-fiction texts by reading Christopher Ondaatje's 'Journey to the Source of the Nile'. We will be using a strategy to work through the text systematically, tracing what we are told (events) and how the writer feels about them (attitude / thoughts). We will also be moving from a 'literal' understanding of the text to thinking about the 'big picture' meanings that a text has to offer - what does it tell us about mankind or human nature?
  • In this lesson, we will be looking at how to approach unseen non-fiction texts by reading Christopher Ondaatje's 'Journey to the Source of the Nile'. We will be using a strategy to work through the text systematically, tracing what we are told (events) and how the writer feels about them (attitude / thoughts). We will also be moving from a 'literal' understanding of the text to thinking about the 'big picture' meanings that a text has to offer - what does it tell us about mankind or human nature?