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defendsource

Looking at credibility.

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Hannah_Johson_Generatingquestionsandkeywords

The purpose of this lesson is to develop students’ ability to ask relevant questions and develop key search terms related to the questions.

 The lesson is aimed at middle and high school students.

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This read-aloud explores the ways science writers include various sources of information in news articles to provide voices from different perspectives.

 

Read Aloud – attributed sources – why are they there

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Purpose:This lesson does several things – it introduces sources that you want students to know about and teaches them the acronyms that are commonly used to describe these sources. It also teaches the important skill of developing a brief description that can be used in both articles and conversation and asks students to become aware of the relevant websites.

Describing Your Sources: Looking for the Right Phrase (Editable Format)

Describing Your Sources- Looking for the Right Phrase (pdf)

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lesson – Website Credibility (Editable Version)

Adapted from a lesson written by Steve Grasser, Amanda Clark and Elizabeth Hobbs

Determining the credibility of a website can be a difficult task. It is important for students to differentiate between websites that are trustworthy and those that may be misleading. This lesson examines ways to assess the credibility of websites.

Objectives:
Students will examine clues to the credibility of internet websites.

Materials: LCD projector
Student Guide – Questions for Website Credibility
Student Guide – Website Credibility

Time: 30 – 40 minutes

lesson – Website Credibility

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This lesson is designed to help students ask good questions, think about credible sources of information, and prepare to conduct effective searches.

Carousel activity

Carousel activity (Editable Version)

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SciJourn Read-Aloud

WEBSITE  CREDIBILITY

In this seed activity, the teacher models the examination of several websites for clues of credibility. It is important to repeat similar activities with different websites to help students become familiar with common credibility clues.

Read Aloud – website credibility

Read Aloud – website credibility (Editable Version)

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SciJourn Read-Aloud

THE LEDES AND NOTHING BUT THE LEDES

Read Aloud – ledes and nothing but the ledes

Read Aloud – ledes and nothing but the ledes (Editable Version)

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SciJourn Read-Aloud

FIND THE FLAW

Read Aloud – attributions – find the flaw

Read Aloud – attributions – find the flaw (editable version)

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