62 pages 2 hours read

Al Gore

An Inconvenient Truth

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2006

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Thought & Response Prompts

These prompts can be used for in-class discussion, exploratory free-writing, or reflection homework before or after reading the book.

Pre-Reading “Icebreaker”

Consider the term “global warming.” What do you know about this term? What images come to mind when you think of this phrase? How do you think most people understand the term “global warming” today?

Teaching Suggestion: This question directly links with the Post-Reading Analysis and can be addressed either in a class discussion or as an individual response. Encourage students to think about not only the term “global warming” but also its transformation into the term “climate change.” Students may provide a variety of answers to the question, including some that do not acknowledge climate change / global warming. In this situation, encourage students to continue their dialogue in a healthy and respectful manner.

Post-Reading Analysis

Consider Gore’s explanation of the term “global warming” compared to your answer from the “Pre-Reading Icebreaker.” Did Gore’s research change your understanding of this term? If so, how?

Teaching Suggestion: As this question directly relates to the Pre-Reading Icebreaker, students should utilize their answers from the previous discussion in their responses. In particular, students should consider if they learned any new facts from Gore’s research, and if so, if this has made them more (or possibly less) concerned than before on the subject of climate change.