Lesson Plan : Reading on the Web

Teacher Name:
 Ms. Pepper
Grade:
 Grade 9-10
Subject:
 Literature Activities

Topic:
 Reading on the Internet. (EDITED)
Content:
 What to look for on a web page. Who sponsors the page? Where you can go from this page? When is the internet a good source? Why you should be cautious about the material on a web page? How can you make sure the source is credible?
Goals:
 Students will be able to evaluate the credibility of a web site for truth in information and legitimacy of information. Students will be able to independently evaluate a source for these specifics and recommend or caution fellow students about the site.
Objectives:
 Given instructions on how to read a web site and evaluate it, students will independently choose a website to evaluate and write a one page recommendation.
Materials:
 Students will need computers, worksheet, notebooks and pencils or pens.
Introduction:
 Do you know that ANYONE can put a webpage on the internet? How do we know that the information is good? When do we need to be cautious about using internet information?
Development:
 Demonstration of web site that has credibility and one that has suspicious credibility. Teacher will model and explain to students through the use of an overhead projector.
Practice:
 Students will find a web site of their choice concerning any subject of interest to them.
Accommodations:
 All students will be expected to complete this assignment. Possible team assignment with students working in pairs.
Checking For Understanding:
 Oral questions to each student about the site that they were on. Teacher will work individually with students.
Closure:
 Individual student activity with worksheet. Teacher and students will review the objective of the day and give examples to check for understanding. Students can share findings with classmates.
Evaluation:
 All questions answered on the worksheet. Cooperation in teams. Percentage grade for individual worksheet.
Teacher Reflections:
 Were all students able to complete this activity? Were students motivated to work on this activity? What can I do to improve follow-up lessons?

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