Secondary Library Media (6-12)
Strand 2: Standard 2:
English Language Arts Grade 11-12
Writing Standard 8
1 class periods of 90 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
This is day four of a five day unit teaching students strong research skills for a "white paper" style research paper (can be modified for any procon research assignment). For the purpose of this assignment, the white paper is an argumentative piece which introduces a problem and argues a solution to that problem. In this team taught lesson, students will learn how to evaluate sources for credibility.
Supplementary materials attached
Most students will have learned evaluating sources from the librarian as sophomores and juniors, so much of that lecture will be a review. This lesson will build on prior knowledge from the first three days of the unit.
Students will be able to evaluate sources for accuracy and credibility.
|Pacing||Instructional Sequence||Grouping Structure|
|5 - 10||Socrative Quiz/Game on the CRAP Rubric (taught in their sophomore/junior year by librarian) to see what they remember.||Individual (Librarian Led)|
|5 - 10||
Review of the CRAP Rubric using the Martin Luther King Org site as an example of a "bad" site. Depth of review is based on how well they did on the "Quiz"
Only one website should be a hoax; the other one should be debatable as to whether it is credible or not.
|15 - 20||
Class discussion of what ranking they gave the two websites. Debate is encouraged as students critically analyze the websites for credibility.
|10 - 15||
Introduce Noodle Tools
Noodle Tools Assignment:
|Whole Class (Teacher)|
Students will work on finding sources and creating notecards. Librarian and teacher will walk around and assist students as needed.
Noodle Tools Note Cards