Reading and Writing for Personal Growth


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What are our values and beliefs?

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1. What is culture?

2. When an author writes a book, he/she is developing his/her point of view, but also representing:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Reading and writing are great ways to learn more about people, places, and history, and this quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of how those practices expand a person's worldview. Some topics you'll be quizzed on include the definitions of culture and values and beliefs, a way to connect reading to personal writing, and what an author represents when he/she writes a book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of culture
  • How reading can change an individual's perspective and worldview
  • What an author represents in his/her writing
  • A good exercise for connecting reading to personal writing
  • The meaning of a person's values and beliefs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a worldview and its relationship to reading and writing
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as culture and values and beliefs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on the importance of expanding your worldview to answer questions about how reading and writing challenges preconceived assumptions about the world

Additional Learning

To learn more about how reading and writing can introduce an individual to new cultures, history, belief systems and perspectives, check out the lesson Reading and Writing for Personal Growth. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how to expand beliefs and values by reading a book and connecting the discoveries to writing
  • Learn how to expand your worldview by reading about different times in history, new belief systems, and new interpretations
  • Understand how expanding a worldview challenges a person's perspectives
  • Identify steps for reflecting on values in personal writing