A series of open-ended pre-reading questions designed to engage students, assess prior knowledge, and expose any pre-conceived ideas about the person or culture explored in the Reflection. Previewing the Reflection questions are intended to be non-threatening and accessible to a range of students. Students are encouraged to answer honestly, and to discuss their answers with their classmates.Previewing the Reflection
In her One World Reflection, Samantha writes about her family’s experiences during her father’s deployment to Afghanistan. Samantha shares the anxiety, sacrifice and pride felt by many military families when a loved one is deployed to a dangerous location. She also explores the experience of Afghani people during this war.
This resource is to be used during and after students read the Reflection. Included in it are a series of reading comprehension questions designed to check for student understanding of the Reflection. These questions formats include multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, short response, or other effective questioning strategies.
English/Language Arts / 6th, 7th, 8th / 3-5 class periods (150-250 min)
Social Studies / 6th, 7th, 8th / 4-6 class periods (180-300 min)
This resource is to be used after students read the Reflection. It includes a series of post-reading questions designed to encourage student reflection and assess changes in students' perception and understanding of the cultural issues addressed in the unit through some deliberately repeated questions in the "Previewing the Reflection" activity.
This resource should be used after the students read the Reflection. Students are presented with a list of questions intended to illicit a more personal response about the Reflection they have just read.