Note to teachers: This is a values clarification exercise in pair dictation
form - a great way to introduce the language and ideas that support discussion and reading. I
used this exercise before reading a newspaper article on hate crimes. Then we continued to
follow articles as they appeared in the news. Since hate crimes unfortunately continue to be current
topics, this kind of values clarification represents an accessible way to prepare your class
for addressing this many layered issue.
Dictate five of these opinion statements to your partner. Then listen and write as your partner dictates to you.
1. There are gay people in every city in the United States.