BW Previewing Assignment

This is a college level basic writing class of 15-18 students.

Get into groups of three and answer the question assigned to your group:

1) The title of this article is , what do you think they are talking about based on the title alone?

2) In relation to the issues in the text, where do you stand now?

3) The author of this text is , and they are known for ...- how may this information affect your reading?

4) This source was published in ...- do you believe the date is important or relevant to the conversation?

5) Based on the issues within the text, who do you think the audience for this text is supposed to be?

Or these could also be journal prompts- keep the group information and have them gather into groups after they have read it and see how or if their opinions have changed.