Becoming entangled with bias in texts
This 2-hour lesson helps students to examine how authors convey their biases in text. After reviewing several literary mediums, students explore the author's bias and how it impacts readers’ perceptions and reactions. This lesson can be adapted within a variety of history and literacy courses and students can work individually or in pairs. Adobe Spark Video allows students to demonstrate their thinking through visual content. This strategy helps students capture words/phrases that support how biases can surface in visual mediums. This lesson may be adapted for use with other Adobe products, such as Adobe Premiere Rush.This strategy was created by Dr. Andrea Mills, a former ELA teacher.The attached resources for this are ready for students to use, including step-by-step guides and all the resources they need to get started. You can download them here, and you can also view this resource on BetterLesson.Note on document formats: The attached documents are included as both PDF and Google Docs. In the Google Doc version, you can view without needing a log on. You can also export to any standard file formats (e.g. PDF or .docx), or "Make a Copy" and edit (including using the automatic translation tool) to adapt to suit your needs.
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