Lesson Plan

Reliable Sources

Students checking sources to make sure they are reliable to use when researching.
Samantha M.
Media specialist/librarian
Port Allen Middle School
Port Allen, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to identify reliable sources for reference. 

English Language Arts
Grades 6 – 8
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1 Hook

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On the Flocabulary website under the Lanuage Arts section, click on Research and Study Skills. Use the video titled "Source Evaluation."

The video will grab the students attention. Students will be able to relate to real-life situations from when they've used the internet before. They've seen different sites and can relate to what they've experienced. 

2 Direct Instruction

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Weebly can be used as a platform for the meat of the lesson. You can create what you want to go over on a website for the students to view during class. You can include pictures, texts and video onto the website for the students to learn about reliable sources. 

3 Guided Practice

Google Drive
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You can create a document or form for the students to answer questions or something for you to guide them through. You can have the source pulled up for the class or have them pull it up and then work through the questions to ask themselves about the source on Google Drive. 

4 Independent Practice

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Students can work at their own pace with a new source. Provide the questions for them to answer on a post in Kidblog, have them reply or comment to the post with their answers. 

5 Wrap-Up

Google Drive
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Simple form with a couple questions as an exit ticket to check their understanding with reliable sources.