ELA Drills, Intermediate: Textual Analysis 3

ELA Drills, Intermediate: Textual Analysis 3. Which of the following best summarizes the author's feelings about welfare?

6th GradeELA Drills
Language Arts
Elementary and Middle School6th Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

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suffers in poverty many consider it to be a system of handouts it is

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actually a very complex system of checks and balances that determines the

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taxpayer money goes to benefit to most people in the best ways and here's our

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question which of the following best summarizes the author's feelings about

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welfare and here are your potential answers...

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okay so when we're trying to figure out a writers feelings we need to pay close [Writer sitting in a chair]

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attention to their choices in words that will help us tell if they're pretty cool

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with the subject or angry enough to lead a scary mob with pitchforks so let's take [Man runs away from angry mob]

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another look at the text and see if the author is positive or negative feelings

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about welfare well there are definitely some signs of positivity in there the

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author talks about how welfare is designed as a social security system to [Man walks into welfare building]

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make sure that no Americans suffer in poverty they also mentioned that the

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welfare system makes sure taxpayer money goes benefits most people in the best [Person drops stash of money to homeless man]

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ways which is definitely a good thing you know if you like people... looking at

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our options we can rule out B & D because both suppose that the author

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takes a negative view of welfare but how do we decide between A and C..For C to be [Girl deciding between A and C]

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right the author would need to bring up some issues they see with welfare so did

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they do that almost but not quite they mentioned that many consider it to be a

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system of handouts but they go on to talk about how it's actually something [Hand drops money to another hand]

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else an effective system that helps people well that means the author

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doesn't see any issues with welfare so A is our answer now if you'd excuse us we

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have to run, this mob never gets tired..[Man chased by angry mob]