Tempo sugerido: 15 minutos
Propósito:Ler uma crítica de livro identificando as marcas linguísticas que apontam para fatos e opiniões
Expectativa: Que os alunos consigam perceber o modo como fatos e opiniões são apresentados no gênero crítica de livro.
Orientações: Divida os alunos em duplas ou trios e distribua os textos para leitura. Escreva os três questionamentos abaixo no quadro e explique aos alunos que eles deverão ler o texto buscando responder a essas perguntas. Dê um tempo para que os alunos façam a leitura em silêncio. A crítica de livro sugerida para leitura no input foi retirada do jornal canadense Vancouver Sun.
What book is the author referring to? Espera-se que os alunos respondam algo como: She is referring to ‘Apples,etc: an artist memoir’ book written by Gathie Falk with Robin Laurence.
What verbal resources were used to state the author’s opinion on the book? Espera-se que os alunos respondam algo como: Figure of speech: metaphor (This vignette sums up the heart of Falk’s book, which pays tribute to vocation, a calling in life, and how it can sustain a person in the face of inevitable suffering); use of adjectives to express feelings, emotions, impressions and to characterize/describe the book according to her point of view (One of the unexpected gifts of this book is the chronicle of Vancouver offered up in its pages; Written in plain, accessible prose, and illustrated with family photos and pictures of the Governor General Award-winner’s work, Apples, etc. is a must-read for art enthusiasts and Vancouver history buffs alike); use of personal questioning to introduce an idea the author consider important to be known by the readers ( One particularly revealing detail?)
How are the facts presented in the text? Espera-se que os alunos respondam algo como: facts are introduced by the use of simple present statements (In her new memoir, Vancouver visual artist Gathie Falk describes a telling moment in 1979); use of simple past tense and past perfect tense to present some information from the book (She had just been granted a divorce from her husband — an ex-con 20 years her junior, who’d heard her interviewed on CBC Radio while in the penitentiary and struck up a romance; After a trying five years together, the marriage was finally over, etc); use of quotes and direct speech to introduce some of the books’ author statements (“Seeing those sculptures felt like a big, bright affirmation of who I was,” she writes).
Questione: Based on your reading, do you consider this book review brings a positive or negative criticism about the book? Do you think it is going to increase or decrease the number of book sales? Why? Espera-se que os alunos respondam algo como: It brings a positive criticism about the book; the book reviewer presents a lot of good aspects of the book and emphasizes it is a must-read book; the book review is probably going to help increase of the number of book sales, because by reading it you get interested in reading the book; as the book reviewer focuses her writing on good points of the book, you feel the desire to know it better, by reading it’s entire content.