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Offline Jialian1077

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A pre-reading activity that I think will work for this article is making prediction. Letting students discuss with each other and decide whether some statements related to this topic is true or false will have them activate their background knowledge and make predictions about what they will be reading. Making predictions: after the teacher briefly introduces the topic of the article, have students decide whether a statement is true or false according to their knowledge and prediction: (A list of statements can be like: )The seven newly found planets could potentially harbor surface water.  (T/F)This finding might lead scientists to find lives outside the earth. (T/F)Although scientists have found them, we still need to wait for decades to know whether they have habitable atmosphere. (T/F)These planets are pretty close to the earth. (T/F)