TASK: 1) Same letters work together: A's read page 1, B's read page 2, C's read page 3 and D's read page 4. 2) Each page is divided, so that everyone reads aprox. 5 lines. At the end, sumup the important information in the page. 3) Back to the team: Each letter gives a summary of his/her part. Begin answering the questions attached to the lesson
The following students should stay in the classroom, while the rest should prepare an analysis of the article based on the points on the sheet about "How to read nonfiction" (be back in 30 min.!)
Analysis of nonfiction: What type of text is it? What is the main topic? Who is speaking? Who is the reader? What is characteristic of the text? What is said? (headlines/summary) What is the writer's intention? What is the medium? Is the text reliable?
1. Take turns answering the following questions:
a) What information do you get about Damilola?
b) Why is the behaviour of the teenager unexpected?
c) Why did the police think that the case would be difficult to solve?
d) What was wrong about the police approach.
e) What are the young people like?
f) What is their attitude to the police?
g) Why do they call the police "Danish Bacon"? (line 40)
h) Why does the mother feel it is like something out of a bad gangster film?
i) Which of the following words would you use to characterize the young people's attitude to the police? = aggressive, calm, cooperative, defiant, respectful, fearful, fearless, intimidated, hostile, polite, (dis)respectful, rude, terrified
1. before: 2. now:
j) What are you told about the 14‐year‐old girl? k) Why is it so difficult for the parents on the estates to bring their children into line? l) Why don't children want to do well at school? m) In what ways is gang culture different today? n) Why is being arrested not an embarrassment? o) What information do you get about their family background? p) Why is it difficult to stay out of gangs? q) Why doesn't Darren want to go out and get a job? r) What is a protection racket? s) Why does Joshua still hang out with the people who tortured him? t) Why don't the young people in the gangs care what happens to them?
2. Sum up the reasons given in the article for the young people’s behaviour:
3. Who does the journalist quote? Give examples
4. Does the journalist pass judgement on the events and the people involved?
5. Does the journalist want to: warn/entertain/inform/discuss/prove? Explain
Richard Taylor's message: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v4EWqKVewg&feature=related
London Teenage Gang, Gun & KnifeRelated Victims Of 2007:
Teaching material for reading the article