"Mother Tongue"

By Amy Tan


Reading Nonfiction

What should you read for when reading nonfiction writing?

  • Thesis/Claim/Purpose
  • Hints as to who the speaker is
  • Hints as to who the audience is
  • Reasons to support the claim
  • Examples which support the reason/claim
  • Syntax
  • Diction
  • Tone

TROPES and SCHEMES which help develop diction and tone!

Read "Mother Tongue"

Make a copy of the story. Don't forget to annotate for the above information as you read!

After Reading

Complete the post-reading form.