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DepEd ALS Module 1: I Get It (Recognizing the Main Idea)

Welcome to this Module entitled Why Do I Need to Believe in Science? under Learning Strand 2 Scientific and Critical Thinking Skills of the ALS K to 12 Basic Education (BEC).

This module was designed to provide you with fun and meaningful opportunities for guided and independent learning at your own pace and time. You will be able to process the contents of the learning resource while being an active learner.

This is a list of all sources used in developing this module.

The following are some reminders in using this module:

1. Use the module with care. Do not put unnecessary mark/s on any part of the module. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises.

2. Don’t forget to answer the Pre-assessment before moving on to the other activities included in the module.

3. Read the instruction carefully before doing each task.

4. Observe honesty and integrity in doing the tasks and checking your answers.

5. Finish the task at hand before proceeding to the next.

6. Return this module to your ALS Teacher/Instructional Manager/Learning Facilitator once you are through with it.

If you encounter any difficulty in answering the tasks in this module, do not hesitate to consult your ALS Teacher/Instructional Manager/Learning Facilitator. Always bear in mind that you are not alone.

We hope that through this material, you will experience meaningful learning and gain deep understanding of the relevant competencies. You can do it!

Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process. Listening comprehension is key to a productive communication. Without the ability to listen effectively, messages are easily misunderstood. As a result of this, communication might break down and both parties involved can become easily frustrated at the failure of sending and receiving the message across accurately. If there is one communication skill you should aim to master first, it is listening.

This module on listening is divided into two parts. This first part covers recognizing the main idea and its supporting details while the second part discusses how to distinguish facts from opinions. Determining and knowing where to find the main idea is important in understanding the message of the communicator. It is also essential in summarizing the writer’s or speaker’s message. Sequencing, a process of extracting and organizing the ideas and its supporting information, is a key component in your reading and listening comprehension. It allows you to synthesize information and arrange it accordingly.

Lesson 1 – What’s the Big Idea?

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • recognize main/key ideas;
  • recognize main points/key sentences and supporting ideas/details in text listened to;
  • identify and write the key ideas and supporting details; and
  • identify supporting details.

Lesson 2 – This is where I stand.

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • summarize the information from a text heard;
  • summarize important points/information discussed from various text types listened to; and
  • determine the stand of the speaker on a given text listened to/explicit in statements made.

Lesson 3 – Just follow Me.
At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • sequence a series of events/at least 3 events using signal words/mentioned in the text listened to;
  • follow a set of oral/verbal instruction/direction (2-3 steps) in a process in everyday life situations; and
  • sequence steps in stories read or events in written materials (e.g., preparing land for planting, following a recipe, arranging historical events, and implementing a project).

ALS Accreditation and Equivalency Program: Junior High School Learning Strand 1 Communication Skills in English

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