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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

To work or not

To work or not
This task is about making inferences from text
Read the four letters to the Editor and answer the questions that follow

Everyday after school I have to go straight to my job at the supermarket. I do this everyday. Sometimes they ask me to work later. My parents think I need to work to help the family. I am very tired every night. I sometimes even fall asleep at my desk. Life is hard.         
Kirsten
I don't agree with students who complain about an after-school job. I deliver newspapers 6 days a week and I still have time to watch TV and play games with my friends. Lots of students have jobs to do. When our teacher questions our effort some of the class say they are too tired. I think they are lazy.
Jabez
Having an after-school job is very important. It's a good change from school and I like my job at McDonalds, it's fun and interesting. My Mum and Dad appreciate my working and not asking them for money, but they sometimes worry that I am missing out on other school activities. I like it when I can help the family.
Hue
Having an after-school job is very important. It's a good change from school and I like my job at McDonalds, it's fun and interesting. My Mum and Dad appreciate my working and not asking them for money, but they sometimes worry that I am missing out on other school activities. I like it when I can help the family.
Nick


a)
Who thinks that an after-school job is a bad idea? Draw a circle around one or more of the names below.
Kirsten          Jabez    Hue          Nick


b
Which student is finding working after school hard? __Kirsten
Why? Everyday after school she as to go straight to her job at the supermarket.



c)
Which student discusses other students' opinions? NIck


d)
Imagine you have to give a talk to your class about the four letters to the editor. Circle the letter of the best title for your class talk.
(A)   Why after-school jobs are important.
(B)   What students think about after-school jobs.
(C)   What we can learn from after-school jobs.
(D)   How after-school work helps parents cope financially.

e)
Draw lines to connect each student with the main idea of their letter




Student
Main idea
Nick

Kirsten

Jabez

Hue
1   After-school work is useful and enjoyable.
2   Students must have time to do a range of things.
3   After-school work is demanding and tiring.
4   Concerns about after-school work are not serious.

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