READING: INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Craft and Structure

  1. Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
2.2 Craft and Structure
Lesson D

Analyze Multiple Accounts

Informational text can be written from different perspectives

A firsthand account of an event or topic is based on an author’s personal experience. Diaries, autobiographies, and letters are considered to be firsthand accounts. The author’s perspective with regard to the event or topic may be influenced by his or her feelings about it.

A secondhand account of an event or topic is based on an author’s research, rather than personal experience. Encyclopedia entries, biographies, and textbooks are considered to be secondhand accounts. The author’s perspective with regard to the event or topic is usually neutral. The author simply states facts about it.

Click below to see a model of how to analyze multiple perspectives.