I need the answers to the purpose, context, audience, and context questions to all 3 passages.
Genre Passages and Response ExamplesGenre Passages Passage 1
Fans of the critically acclaimed series, The Haunting of Hill House, a show that tracks the lives of a fractured and tormented family and the estate that forever became a fixture in their lives, were undoubtedly thrilled to hear that showrunner Mike Flanagan would put his talents to work on a similar series (though not a sequel), The Haunting of Bly Manor, an adaption of the infamous Henry James novella, The Turn of the Screw.
The Haunting of Bly Manor takes the viewer far from Hill House and across the pond to England, where a young woman, Dani Clayton (played by Victoria Pedretti) takes an assignment as a nanny to the two orphaned children who live on the estate, Miles and Flora (played by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth and Alice Come, respectively). Upon arrival, Dani meets housekeeper Hannah Grosse (played by T’Nia Miller), estate chef Owen Sharma (played by Rahul Kohli), and the gardener, Jamie (played by Amelia Eve). For as strikingly beautiful as Bly Manor is, it is quickly apparent that all is not well. The housekeeper never seems to eat, and the children often behave as if they are staring off into the distance, with their attention on things that are unseen. Soon after arriving, Dani is sure that she has seen a strange man on the property, someone who is quickly revealed to be that of Peter Quint (played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen), a disgraced employee of the property owner, and uncle to the children, Henry Thomas (played by Henry Wingrave). To complicate this, Dani learns that the former nanny, Rebecca Jessel (played by Tahirah Sharif) met an untimely end while stationed at Bly. What unravels, episode by episode, makes each of these characters face the truths of their own pasts and identities, as well as an Evil that has been lurking at Bly for over a century. (N. Coley, personal communication, Winter 2020/2021)Passage 2
Attention: You are invited to “Women of Purpose, Women of Excellence”
During this panel discussion we will learn about the efforts undertaken by these inspiring female leaders in the fields of government, tech, consulting, education, and research. They will share insight into their leadership journey, and how they actively open doors, support, and empower women of color within their organizations and networks to create a lasting legacy.
- Dr. Renee Green, Director of Academics, University of Phoenix – Hawaii Campus
- Dr. Roy Whitmore, Chair, College of Business and IT, University of Phoenix
Please help spread the word to your network and communities. #WeRise #TogetherWeSoar (M. Aviles, personal communication, January 27, 2021)Passage 3
During the past few years, I have focused heavily on preparing myself to become an elementary school teacher. While achieving my Bachelor of Science degree in Education/Elementary Teacher Education, I gained a great understanding of the diversity of student needs, as well as best practices for managing classroom conflict, motivating students and using technology to enhance learning. I was able to put the knowledge I gained into practice as a student teacher and substitute teacher.
Additionally, working with kindergarten to fifth-grade students has allowed me to strengthen my understanding of the developmental levels of students, giving me the ability to optimize the learning environment for each classroom. Every student is capable of learning if they are given a learning environment that fits their needs. I am confident that I can provide that for your first-grade students. (University of Phoenix Career Services, personal communication, 2021)Response Examples Response Notes
If you read an excerpt that looked like a letter from a parent to their child’s school, your notes might look like this:
I’m writing you because I am concerned about Elliot. He comes home exhausted and doesn’t remember what he learned in class that day. Since he can’t recall the content, he struggles greatly with the homework and I am unable to help him. The fourth graders at Riverdale Elementary school do not have enough time to each lunch. The lunch period should be extended to protect students’ physical health and academic performance.You must allow students time to rest, recharge, and relax to enhance their focus in class. You have the power to change this policy and improve the health of students and faculty alike.Writer’s Purpose: Who is this writer?
I think the writer is a parent. The writer talks about their son, homework, the fourth grade, and frustrations with the limited amount of time for lunch. The writer is advocating for a change which is a longer lunch break.Audience: Who does the writer address?
I think the writer is addressing the principal or the school board members. The writer seems to believe that the person or people can extend the lunch break. The sentence, “You have the power to change this policy and improve the health of students and faculty alike,” made me believe this person is not writing to a teacher but instead to someone with more authority over the school day.Genre: What is the genre of this excerpt?
I think it might be the middle of a letter or an email. The writer uses the second person point of view. The sentence, “You must allow students time to rest, recharge, and relax to enhance their focus in class,” makes me think the writer is speaking directly to a specific person and not a big audience. It could also be a newspaper editorial, but I do not have enough information to know for sure. If the being of the passage were included, I could make a better guess. I could look for a greeting or subject line.Context: What is the context of this passage?
“The fourth graders at Riverdale Elementary school do not have enough time to each lunch. The lunch period should be extended to protect students’ physical health and academic performance.” The writer believes there is a problem. Writer is suggesting a solution and explaining why solving the problem matters.
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