Reflection: Relevance Analyzing an Informational Text - Section 3: Independent Practice


Technology is one area we always think that the students have a grasp on, especially due to the fact that most of them have been "on-line" since birth.  They are familiar with it, use it, and know more about it than most of us.  However, all of these facts fall short when it comes to using it appropriately for research. 

Every year, I am amazed with how much time and effort I have to put in to teaching how to research using the internet.  They only use it for social purposes and never for research.  Many students don't even know the difference between a search engine and a web page. 

I find it extremely valuable to pre-teach as much as possible when it comes to researching on-line! I would recommend that all teachers teach reliable/credible sources before venturing into letting them research on-line. 


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Analyzing an Informational Text

Unit 8: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT evaluate a web page and assess its purpose as an informational text.

Big Idea: Students visit the internet daily, but can they analyze the information accurately.

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