3rd Grade - Comparing Ideas

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Listening
Comparing ideas
Compare ideas and points of view expressed in broadcast and print media.
Student knows what a point of view is. Student is familiar with various broadcast and print media (newspaper, magazine articles, etc.). Student is able to compare and contrast points of view presented in the media.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is a point of view?

(2)

What are the various forms of media?

(3)

What is the issue being reported?

(4)

What do I know about the issue being reported?

(5)

What are the points of view on the issue being reported?

Learning Tips

(1)

Read a newspaper article with your child. Pick an issue that is child friendly and after you are done reading ask your child what their thoughts on the issue are.

(2)

In addition, have your child sum up the point of view of the writer for you. If they are struggling, ask them guiding questions. Is the writer for or against…? Is the writer happy or upset with what is happening?

(3)

Find two articles that are discussing the same issue but have differing viewpoints. Discuss with your child what the differences in the point of views are.

(4)

Make a chart with your child so they can have a visual of the similarities and differences in viewpoints. A venn diagram will work nicely. Draw two overlapping circles. In the overlapping area, write the similarities. On the outside of the circles write the differences.

(5)

Watch a report on an issue on television or the internet with your child. Make sure it is child friendly. After you are done watching the report, ask your child what their thoughts on the issue are.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Click on the first link below and read the persuasive essay. Then answer the following questions.


http://www.frontiernet.net/~mblow/Student%20Handouts/energy%20essay/STUDENT%20SAMPLE%20solar.doc


Tell your parent(s) what issue was discussed in the article.

(2)

Tell your parent(s) what your opinion is on the issue.

(3)

Ask your parent(s) what their opinion is on the issue.

(4)

What message is the author trying to get across?

(5)

What is one reason the author gives against using fossil fuels?

(6)

What is one reason the author gives for using solar energy?

(7)

What is one benefit to solar energy according to the author?

(8)

Do you agree or disagree with the author?

(9)

Click on the link below and read the persuasive essay. Then answer the following questions.


http://www.frontiernet.net/~mblow/Student%20Handouts/energy%20essay/sample%20teacher%20hydro.doc

Tell your parent(s) what issue was discussed in the article.

(10)

Tell your parent(s) what your opinion is on the issue.

(11)

Ask your parent(s) what their opinion is on the issue.

(12)

What message is the author trying to get across?

(13)

What is one reason the author gives against using fossil fuels?

(14)

What is one reason the author gives for using hydropower?

(15)

What is one benefit to using hydropower according to the author?

(16)

Do you agree or disagree with the author?

(17)

Click on the third link below and read the persuasive essay. Then answer the following questions.


http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/gregory/302/essay-lessononpersuasion2.htm#sample

Tell your parent(s) what issue was discussed in the article.

(18)

Tell your parent(s) what your opinion is on the issue.

(19)

Ask your parent(s) what their opinion is on the issue.

(20)

What message is the author trying to get across?

(21)

What is one reason the author gives for visiting Montreal?

(22)

What is one reason the author gives for Montreal being a good city?

(23)

Do you agree or disagree with the author?

(24)

Write about a newspaper article you have read.

(25)

Write about a magazine article you have read.

 

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