Approximately 60 minutes
Internet Access or printouts of articles
This RWLO could be used in class, or assigned for
Activity #1 Reading Newspapers Critically
Students will access the New York Times online and a
newspaper from the Middle East. Students will read two
accounts of the same news event and use several critical
reading skills. Students will read to detect bias,
determine point of view, distinguish fact from opinion,
and learn to evaluate sources for their credibility.
Students will also employ the skill of summarizing.
So that this assignment remains current, no specific
articles are included for the reading. However, the
teacher and students should have little difficulty in
locating appropriate news articles from the suggested
sources. The teacher may wish to pre-select articles if
the students require more structure.