Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection

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  • Aug 29 2010 8:26 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

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In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students conduct a class inquiry project, individually or in groups, collecting Web-based resources that can be used for further study during the course of the class or for more in-depth projects. Students use Internet search engines and Web analysis checklists and questions to find and evaluate online resources; then, they write annotations that explain how and why the items they have found will be valuable to the class. For demonstration purposes, this lesson plan focuses on researching a specific country or several countries; however, this activity can be completed with any inquiry topic in the classroom. This lesson incorporates two Web site evaluation interactive activities. Less

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    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts, Technology

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