Monday, November 23, 2009

Topic: Critical Thinking

10-second review: Students respond critically to current events.

Title: “Current Events Reaction Sheets.” R. Curwin and Geri Curwin. Great Ideas from Learning [Magazine], vol. 2, 1975, p. 19 – 20.

Summary: Teacher types and reproduces an editorial in a newspaper or magazine.

Students underline everything in the article that they agree with.

They circle anything they disagree with.

They rewrite the parts they disagree with to reflect their opinions.

Students compare and discuss these responses.

Comment: A good technique for responding to controversial issues. Preparation for debate? RayS.

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