Description: Scan for information and recognize support for opinions.
Target audience: all college level students
General goals/objectives: scanning for information and recognizing support for opinions
- familiarizing themselves with the language of “talk backs” from a site
- recognizing the language of opinions
Materials needed for activity: (check the following)
- internet access
- Read & Write Google Chrome extension for students who would like the texts read aloud
Time: 30 minutes
|Reception / Reading||Overall reading comprehension||Can read straightforward factual texts on subjects related to his/her field and interest with a satisfactory level of comprehension, i.e., understand most main ideas and supporting details (adapted B1)|
|Reception / Reading||Reading for orientation||Can scan / read selectively in order to find desired information (adapted B1+)|
|Reception / Reading||Reading for information and argument||Can recognize significant points in straightforward articles on familiar subjects (adapted B1)|
|Production / Writing||Overall written production||Can write simple isolated phrases and sentences (A1)|
|Production / Speaking||Overall spoken production||Can give a simple description or presentation as a short series of simple phrases and sentences linked into a list (adapted A2)|
- Work in groups and write right on this document.
- Read the blog linked below.
- Watch the clip.
- Choose and Read 6-7 talkbacks on the blog.
- Do the activities below
Who would buy the book?
Put the name of the author and some of the various names of the people who commented in the Talkbacks at the bottom of the blog in the appropriate place in the chart below.
|Who agrees with the author of the book?||Who does not agree with the author of the book?|
What conclusions can you draw from the chart?
Why or Why not?
Give 3 reasons why someone would buy the book and 3 reasons why someone would not buy the book.
|Why buy the book?||Why not buy the book?|
Would you buy the book? Explain.