DepEd ALS Module 2: In Other Words (Restating Information)

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!

Simply stated, a fact is a truth. A fact is a statement of truth that
can be objectively verified, and can be proven as true. Opinions, on the other
hand, can be accurate and true, but they may also be completely false and untrue. Confusing? That is because an opinion is a statement that reflects a speaker’s point of view, beliefs, perspective, personal feelings, and values. They cannot be verified and proven to be true or false, unlike a fact.

This is the second part of the module on listening. And that is a fact! Viewpoints, meanwhile, are examples of opinions too. A viewpoint is a way of looking at or thinking about something. A speaker’s viewpoint is another way of looking at a topic or the ideas being discussed. And how about opposing viewpoints? Don’t we feel upset when somebody contradicts what we have to say? This module will explain why it is perfectly okay, in fact recommended, to listen to an opinion that may be the opposite of yours.

Lastly, we tackle paraphrasing. We recount our opinions, we give our viewpoints after listening to what we just heard or read, be they from news or personally sourced. We want to tell our families and friends about what, how, and why something happened. In fact, we recount the story, its main characters, and events in our own words. By that, we have just paraphrased our story without even realizing it.

Lesson 1 – In my humble opinion.

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

  • distinguish fact from opinion; and
  • infer speaker’s dominant thoughts and feelings in a narrative/news report or cited in the text listened to.

Lesson 2 – Oh, I see.

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

  • determine different sides/viewpoints on an issue;
  • define a viewpoint;
  • recognize different viewpoints on an issue; and
  • recognize how facts and opinions shape a viewpoint.

Lesson 3 – in my own words.

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

  • paraphrase information/ideas listened to;
  • give/share one’s reaction/opinion to an issue; and
  • restate sentences of heard text in one’s own words.

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


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