Japanese tsunami disaster case study - fact and opinion

Submitted by Charlotte Gustar on Tue, 2011-03-15 20:01

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Functional English - reading, Rt/L1.1, Rt/L2.1, Rt/L2.2, Rt/L2.4, Rt/L2.5, Rt/L2.8, Writing: text focus (composition), Functional English - writing, Engage in Discussion

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Interactive presentation, On-screen activity or video, Worksheet or assignment, Writing prompts

This is a topical lesson, looking at the Japanese tsunami disaster and its coverage in the media.

It introduces students to identifying facts and opinions. It also allows students to discuss their own views (appropriately) about this disaster. Students are also given the opportunity to write their own newspaper article based around the facts of the events.

The PPT includes links to news videos and is best used in conjunction with the Fact or opinion handout. The handout includes teaching notes, two tasks (links to three recent online newspaper articles . The newspaper articles can be used (with the handout) to highlight and extract facts from the articles.

Fully mapped to L1 and L2 Functional English reading and writing criteria, and also useful for prompting discussion at all levels.

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12 slides & 4 page handout
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