In this lesson, students learn to ask the right questions about the validity of surveys.
Theres no question that students will be able to compose good survey questions by the end of this lesson.
Students explore using electronic messaging and Internet abbreviations for specific purposes and examine the importance of using a more formal style of writing based on their audience.
Students examine books, selected from the American Library Association Challenged/Banned Books list, and write persuasive pieces expressing their views about what should be done with the books at their school.
Students become familiar with the similarities and differences between electronic and printed text by comparing the textual aids included in a textbook with those of an educational website.
This lesson takes advantage of students' interest in music and audio sharing. Students investigate multiple perspectives in the music downloading debate and develop a persuasive argument for a classroom debate.
Students investigate how and why copyright law has changed over time, and apply this information to recent copyright issues, creating persuasive arguments based on the perspective of a particular group.
An Observation and Inquiry Sheet guides students as they analyze and compare their reactions to the value, engagement, and credibility of three websites related to Anne Frank and the Holocaust.
This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used to analyze economic inequality in international and historical context. Then students are asked to generate a thesis-driven argument drawing supporting evidence from one or more of the data sources.
District/Building INFOhio Coach, Karen Gedeon, from Cuyahoga Falls City Schools created these activities for middle school students to begin exploring ISearch.
Revised with assistance from INFOhio Users Council members, ISearch BINGO can be broken into 3 separate activities which are listed below. Review the activities, and then download and print the documents you need.
INFOhio Users Council member and Ohio school librarian Amy Keister from Louisville City Schools created this activity perfect to get middle school students started in ISearch for exploration and research. Download and print to reproduce.
INFOhio Users Council members created this Jigsaw puzzle about Famous Ohioans. Students use ISearch to find the answers (and cite their sources) to the questions, then work together in groups to solve the Jigsaw Puzzle.
Intro to Library Research is designed to teach students about libraries (specifically the University of Minnesota Libraries) and the basics of academic library research. Students will learn how to pick an appropriate research topic, how to create an efficient search strategy, how to pick the best library databases, and how to evaluate resources. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete and includes an online worksheet students should complete based on their own research topics.
Students explore naming conventions in digital and non-digital settings then choose and explain specific names and profiles to represent themselves online.
TRAILS (Tool for the Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) freely available as an open educational resource (OER) at TRAILS-archive.org. The newly established site provides access to downloadable PDFs of assessments, a searchable database of TRAILS assessment questions, and teaching resources contributed by users.
Students develop their reading, writing, research, and technology skills using graphic novels. As a final activity, students create their own graphic novels using comic software.
This opening assignment for an introductory quantitative reasoning course asks students to write about "Numbers We Should Know." Its goal is to help students begin to think quantitatively, evaluate the sources of quantitative information critically, and write using numbers precisely and thoughtfully.
Provide students an opportunity to read scientific literature, express understanding of scientific content and write a summary of the written work.
- English Language Arts
- Material Type:
- Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
- Provider Set:
- Pedagogy in Action
- Project Kaleidoscope
- Wesley Boberg
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