Using Critical Thinking to Find Trustworthy Websites

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Research
CCSS: ELA.W.6.8 ELA.W.7.8 ELA.W.8.8

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

6

6th Grade

8

Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

7

7th Grade

8

Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

8

8th Grade

8

Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
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Length

6 minutes

Lesson Objective

Determine the credibility of online sources

Questions to Consider

  • How does a controversial subject motivate students?
  • Notice how Ms. Koch scaffolds student exploration by discussing vocabulary, identifying specific sources, and providing a guide for evaluating sites.
  • In what ways do students provide evidence during their presentations?

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Common Core Standards
ELA.W.6.8, ELA.W.7.8, ELA.W.8.8

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