Grade 11

Connecting with Digital Audiences

How can we use code-switching to enhance our communication with online audiences?

What you say, and how you say it, often depends on whom you're talking to, both in person and online. The person or people you're chatting with -- and the apps or websites you're using -- affect how we communicate. Remind your students to consider their audience before they post or comment online, and help them build community and communicate effectively in the digital world.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Apply the idea of code-switching to how they use phones and other devices in and outside of school.
  • Consider different ways that code-switching online can make communication more meaningful and effective.
  • Write an example post or message that uses code-switching to communicate with an online audience.
Key Vocabulary: code-switching  ·  collaborate
changing your language, behavior, or appearance based on who you're with or where you are
to work with others to create or produce something
Relationships & Communication
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards

Lesson Plan

50 mins.

What You'll Need

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Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Code-Switching Online Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources