Evaluate Reference Sources
Teach your class how to evaluate references and find unbiased information. With this activity, learners look at pages from four reference sources and then respond to 10 short answer questions regarding them.
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Tired of receiving papers that have incorrect MLA format? Ensure that your pupils know how to properly format in MLA style by assigning this reference page and practice exercise. Learners create two fake first pages using the information...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Evaluating Websites Worksheet
Talk about a required 21st Century Skill! With all the information available on the Internet, users must be able to evaluate Web resources. Here's a worksheet that identifies criteria, presents key questions to consider, and provides...
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Developing Media Literacy
To protect young people from questionable content, many schools limit access. This resource suggests that because learners can so readily avail themselves to unrestricted Internet access, it is vital for 21st century learners to develop...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Using Citations in a Research Paper
As a prequel to a research assignment, class members explore writing citations in the modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formats. In pairs, or individually, researchers use books and magazines...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
James Bond in a Honda? Trial Simulation
Your class members will take on the roles of jury members in this exciting simulation. After reading a detailed script and reviewing pieces of evidence, they will determine whether Honda violated copyright and copied James Bond.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Building Evidence-Based Arguments: “Doping can be that last 2 percent.”
Even the most thrilling sports career can end in an asterisk if the player uses performance-enhancing drugs. Focused on the topic of doping in sports, a seventh grade unit breaks down the arguments for and against steroids in five...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Internet of Things: IoT
How has the Internet of Things affected our lives? Scholars examine the massive influence of mobile devices in this analysis lesson, which begins with a seven-minute documentary clip. They also read a New York Times article (linked)...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Citing Evidence to Make Inferences
Articles about Bigfoot, Chupacabras, and the Loch Ness monster are sure to capture the imagination of readers as they practice citing evidence from these articles about cryptids to support inferences they may draw from their reading....
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How to Cite Online Resources and Complete Bibliographic Citations
Have your young researchers write a paragraph essay after completing research using an online virtual library. They demonstrate how to write bibliographic citations for online encyclopedias, online magazines, and print resources. They...
6th - 7th English Language Arts