Identify Author’s Viewpoint
Author’s viewpoint is the way an author looks at a topic or the ideas being described. Viewpoint includes the content and the language used to present the data. Thoughtful readers decipher an author’s point of view, opinions, hypotheses, assumptions, and possible bias. Instruction for author’s viewpoint helps students read analytically in order to identify the validity of information. Students identify words and phrases that show an author’s strong feelings for or against a person, group, or issue. They identify selections that present various perspectives on a topic. Readers learn to identify stated and unstated viewpoints.