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.
This module is developed based on the Most Essential Learning Competency (MELC) presented in the English 8 curriculum guide for the third quarter. This module is split into self-contained units with their own activities and notes for further reading.
Also, this module focuses on the importance of recognizing biases found in texts. Understanding these biases will help you examine unfair and baseless opinions made by some authors on a certain issue. Hence, the lesson will enable you to become critical and active readers that are able to discern and evaluate messages.
The Most Essential Learning Competency (MELC) covered in this module is to examine biases (for or against) made by the author.
As a learner of this module, you are expected to:
1. determine the concept of bias;
2. identify the author’s biases in given statements;
3. recognize if the message of the author is for or against a certain issue;
4. evaluate biases found in text by determining the author’s use of diction and evidences; and
5. create a message that promotes fair and unbiased writing.