This is a polished, graphic, new, single page 2013 PDF for critical thinking analysis of a 2009 Psychology Today article on the function(s) of daydreaming in our lives, its benefits, and much more! These questions could be addressed individually by students, in small collaborative groups, or as a whole group Q and A discussion to inspire problem-solving and critical thinking on a timely, hot topic in contemporary Psych/consciousness studies.
I have found this to be a highly thought-provoking and dialogue-generating article and question set in my Psychology classroom, and think that you will as well. I have included the hyperlink to the 2009 Psychology Today article/website. The informational text-based questions are original, and will help your students do the following:
a.) comprehend a contemporary informational article on the significance of daydreaming
b.) analyze the points made throughout the article -- their merit, the examples they provide in support of their arguments, etc.
c.) evaluate the argument(s) given in the text
d.) connect with the points made about daydreaming
e.) write in complete sentences in response to an informational text
Students will be encouraged to apply their learning from this article to their own lives: in this way, you will be inviting students to develop the Common Core State Standards for reading/writing and speaking/listening with informational text, as well as utilizing 21st Century Skills, including critical thinking/problem-solving. Students will thus be invited into the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (eg. moving beyond understanding to application, analysis, and evaluation)!
This article analysis would work well within a Consciousness/Dreaming unit, and would pair nicely with any of the Psychology items focused on the stages of Consciousness, Dream Journal Packet, etc. also available in my store. I am confident that not only will you enjoy this activity, but that your students will as well. Thank you for visiting my store, and I look forward to your feedback!