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7th Grade CORE
Nonfiction SignpostsCC: What is the difference/comparison? Why does it matter? In other words, what does the author want you to know?WG: What does this word mean? Why is it important in order to fully understand the topic? What does the author want you to know?QW: Who said these words? Use your own words to explain what these quoted words are saying. What do these quoted words tell us about the topic? What does the author want you to know?NS: Why do these numbers matter? In other words, what are these numbers and stats saying about the topic?AEL: What word is being used by the author? What is the author emphasizing with this word? What does the author want you to think?C - claimalthough, despite, in spite of, regardless, even thought, whileL - lead infirst, to begin, in the beginning, next, then, since, meanwhile, eventually, first, second, at this point, furthermore, while, so, but, andE - evidencefor instance, for example, in addition, specifically, additionally, such as, to clarify, to emphasize, even ifA - analysis (examination and interpretation of the evidence)truly, certainly, clearly, in fact, although, regardless, despite, to explain, to clarify, regardlessR - reasoning (return to train of thought, bring reader back on track, final comment on claim and the topic)ultimately, obviously, in conclusion, to summarize, as one can see, without a doubt, definitely, overall