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Offline mrcheald

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The Times in Plain English Materials Sharing
« on: April 04, 2019, 03:27:46 PM »
This is a weekly assignment for students to practice reading using current events using https://www.thetimesinplainenglish.com/

Students are required to read an article of their choice from https://www.thetimesinplainenglish.com/ and answer "who, what, where, when, why" in full sentences.

Offline Cheyenne

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Re: The Times in Plain English Materials Sharing
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 01:56:17 PM »
This is a nice resource to get students started with reading news articles without the amount of difficult language this medium often has. I would suggest fleshing out these questions more. Instead of just "who", asking "Who is the article about? Is there more than one person, group?"  Also, not all of these questions will be answerable for all types of articles. If an article is about a statue that blew down during a storm, there may be no "who" mentioned.