Grade 11

Connecting with Digital Audiences

How can we use code-switching to enhance our communication with online audiences?
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This lesson meets standards for CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

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.

Students will be able to:
  • 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.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 50 mins.
Switching On and Off
15 mins.
20 mins.
Messaging Moment
15 mins.

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Student Handout: Code-Switching Online Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
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