This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
If you have any questions in using this SLM or any difficulty in answering the tasks in this module, do not hesitate to consult your teacher or facilitator.
This module was designed and written with you in mind. This will help you enhance your skills to recognize evaluative word choices to detect biases and propaganda devices used by speakers.
This module offers various exercises and activities that are contextualized and simplified to suit your level of language and reading skills.
There are three lessons in this module.
Lesson 1 – Responding to Authentic Texts
Lesson 2 – Distinguishing Text Types According to Purpose
Lesson 3 – Recognizing Bias and Propaganda Devices
Each lesson leads to the mastery of other lessons through interrelated discussions and activities. Generally, these lessons aim to recognize evaluative word choices to detect biases and propaganda devices used by speakers, to respond to authentic texts, and to distinguish text types according to purpose.
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1. recognize evaluative word choices to detect biases and propaganda devices used by speakers;
2. respond to authentic texts; and
3. distinguish text types.