Hello, fellow teacher! No, worksheets are not a bad thing, not when they get your students engaged in critical thinking activities.
You can up the engagement factor, too, if you give one sheet per group and have them work together. Then, at the end of class, you can have a discussion about the “best’ answers for each question.
Click here to access the templates. The editable versions start on slide eight of the file.
If you’d like more active learning exercises for your students, click here. You’ll find over thirty classroom-tested activities for reading and writing, ones that are sure to engage your students.