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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 CRITICAL LENS CRITICAL LENS What is the text about?What is conveyed?The main idea...What is the text/author saying? USE OF LANGUAGE USE OF VISUALS PURPOSE/INTENT MESSAGE The text/author is trying to…?The motive/objective/goal of the text/author is...What are the desired outcomes of the text?What is the text trying to accomplish?What does the composer of the text want us to know?What do you think the textis trying to make target readers think or believe?What is this text trying to convince us of? What images andtechniques used? Impact?What do the imagessuggest?Do the images (pictures, colours, fonts, symbols, etc.) used help achieve the objective of the text?Why?What techniques and stylistic elements havebeen used and why?What is appealing to you about this text?What techniques do designers use to grab your attention? What kind of words or language used? Impact?What do the words suggest?What kind of language is used in the text?Do the words used help achieve the objective of the text? Why?How has the message of the text been constructed or crafted? CREDIBILITY& EVIDENCE ASSUMPTIONS & PERSPECTIVES IMPLICATIONS Is info accurate/relevant? Opinions vs facts?Is the information accurate?Is the information relevant?How can we weigh opinions against facts?Distinguish accurate and relevant information from inaccurate and irrelevant information What is the authors viewpoint or assumption?Is it acceptable/justifiable?What is the text assuming?Are the underlyingassumptions justifiable?What/whose perspective is the text written from?What are the limitations of this viewpoint?Is there another way to look at this?How might others understand/interpret this text differently? What are the likely consequences of the text?Consider the consequences resulting from the textWhat is likely to happen?Who benefits if this message is accepted? Who may be disadvantaged? © 2015 WiREAD Project Team, Dr. Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan, Christin Jonathan, National Institute of Education, Singapore. Do not reproduce or modify without prior authorisation from authors. Contact Adapted from: 6 Types of Socratic Questions. In Thoughts on Problem Solving. Retrieved from, R., & Elder, L. (2008). Critical thinking. The Foundation for Critical Thinking.Paul, R., & Elder, L. (2006). The International Critical Thinking Reading and Writing Test: How to Assess Close Reading and Substantive Writing. Foundation for Critical thinking.Stambler, L. (2013).Critical Literacy: Literacies for the Digital Age to teach in the K-12 classroom [PDF document]. Retrieved from, P. (2014). Making the familiar strange and the strange familiar: a project for teaching critical reading and writing. Language And Education, 28(6), 539-551.The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat. (2007). Capacity building series: Critical Literacy. Ontario, 9, 1 4.
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