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Fighting Animal Cruelty

These comprehension assessments accompany the Fighting Animal Cruelty Reflection. They gauge prior knowledge about animal rights, document understanding during and after reading, and provide in-depth prompts for students to respond to the Reflection.  


Previewing the Reflection:

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.

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Reflection: Fighting Animal Cruelty by Matt Kaufax

In his One World Reflection, Matt writes about his experience with adopted shelter animals. He also discusses different types of animal cruelty including their reasons and consequences. Matt emphasizes the seriousness of this issue and encourages others to take action to stop it.

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Understanding the Reflection:

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.

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Reviewing the Reflection:

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.

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Responding to the Reflection:

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.

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