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Violent Video Games

These comprehension assessments accompany the Violent Video Games Reflection. They gauge prior knowledge about the topic, 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: Violent Video Games by Taronne Garland

Taronne argues that video games contribute to a negative change in the behavior of children over time, so there should be stricter regulations on video games to in order to protect vulnerable young players from their detrimental effects.

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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. The question formats include multiple-choice, constructed response, and 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' perceptions and understanding of the cultural issues addressed in the unit through some deliberately repeated questions in the Previewing the Experience activity.

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Responding to the Reflection:

This resource should be used after the students have read the Reflection. Students are presented with a list of questions intended to elicit a more personal response about the Reflection.

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