Less 15 Rdg Comp Pt2

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Less 15 Rdg Comp Pt2

  1. 1. Reading Comprehension<br />Critical Reading<br />
  2. 2. Read so you can evaluate<br />Compare with<br />What you know <br />Experiences <br />Previous lessons<br />Other reading material<br />
  3. 3. Evaluate writings especially when they challenge the Bible or biblical principles<br />
  4. 4. Use 5 critical reading skills when reading textbooks<br />Evaluate author’s qualifications<br />Is what’s written on the level?<br />Differentiate fact from opinion<br />Identify true and false statements<br />Decide if it’s propaganda or bias<br />
  5. 5. Check out your authors<br />What’s their background?<br />What’s their education?<br />What experience do they have?<br />Is there “bias” for or against the Bible?<br /> (where does the author stand in believing the Bible)<br />
  6. 6. Check it out!!!!Is it true???<br />Evaluate the accuracy<br />Value the source <br />Checkout the copyright date…recent?<br />Science, government, & computer books could be out of style by the time their published<br />Be aware of current events that changes information<br />
  7. 7. Critique your text<br />Does the story sound reasonable?<br />What’s the author’s qualifications?<br />What are the true parts?<br />Is there fictional parts?<br />Determine facts & opinions.<br />
  8. 8. Critique your text<br />Current information?<br />Exaggerations?<br />What does the author believe?<br />What’s the author’s influence?<br />Any biblical principles?<br />
  9. 9. Be the “True/False” Judge<br />Use your life experience<br />Identify qualifiers to avoid misreading <br />All, none, most, never, many, always, usually can lead you off track<br />Non-Christian writers use this “trick”<br />Read CAREFULLY for truth<br />If part of the text is false, you should wonder about the rest<br />
  10. 10. Propaganda?<br />Techniques used to sway you to believe a particular way<br />Gets you to believe or persuades you to do something<br />Sneaky<br />
  11. 11. Bias<br />Conclusions based on preconceived notions vs. evidence (what is truth?)<br />Writings will ignore evidence to present their side<br />
  12. 12. Fact or opinion<br />Fact: Statement can be proven true<br />Opinion: Cannot be proved true or false<br />Caution – Some authors present opinion as fact<br />Look for clues: Author’s credibility<br />
  13. 13. Bible Truth<br />Look at the evidence within the Bible<br />Over the years, people have tried to prove it wrong<br />Over the years, others have proven the truth within the Scriptures<br />

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