English Language Arts Grade 8
Writing Standard 8
1 class periods of 45 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
Students will be introduced to vocabulary used to effectively evaluate print and digital sources.
Students will be accessing a variety of sources to discover vocabulary definitions. This process may involve some frustration and struggles as students seek out their own sources. This sets up the follow-up discussion.
Students need to know how to operate a web browser, search engine, mobile apps, and print sources.
Students will be able to discover sources, define terms, and discuss vocabulary terms. Students will use a variety of sources to find information. Students will evaluate and apply the vocabulary terms used in this process.
Provide a list of potential sources (web, print, personal) for low-achieving or at-risk students.
The worksheet should be complete with correct, standard definitions with listed sources. Students should engage in meaningful dialogue with others about the activity.