Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Basic Questions to ask about any text you find on the Internet.

You are a teacher, or a student and you need to talk about an article that you found on the Internet. It is sometimes very difficult to think of these questions at the last moment.  Here is a list of standard questions that you can use anytime that you need!  Be sure to change them to suit your particular subject.  

If you are teaching in another language, just translate these questions! 

What is the most important idea?  Why is this important?
Is this issue controversial?  Why or why not?
Is this issue ethical? Why or why not?
What is the main problem? 
How difficult is it to solve?
How many steps would it take to solve this issue?
What is the secondary issue? 
Why is this subject important?
Does this issue affect you personally? 
Why or why not?
What are the two sides of the main issue? 
Which side do you agree with? Why? 
What is the opinion of the author? 
Is the  author biased?
Find a phrase that tells the opinion of the author.
What is the time frame of this issue?
Can the time frame be changed? 
How many people does this affect?

Guest blogger: Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher

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