Credible Sources: An Incredibly Credible Lesson and Game

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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21 pages
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Description

If you’re like most teachers, you find the internet to be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, your students have access to so much information when they research. On the other hand . . . your students have access to so much information when they research! Teaching them to sort through websites with a critical eye can seem daunting, but this resource will help you teach about credible sources in a sensible, effective, and fun way. Say good-bye to essays and projects full of questionable information as your students become careful online researchers.

INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE: 

  • Two Truths and a Lie Cards 
    • Get students onboard with learning about credible sources! This quick game is a fun way to make source evaluation relevant to students. 
  • Two Truths and a Lie Reflection 
    • Tie the game into your upcoming lesson with this brief reflection piece for students. 
  • Research Reference Sheet 
    • A handy sheet full of the academic vocabulary students will need to discuss the process of evaluating sources. 
  • Evaluating Credibility Student Handout 
    • A helpful chart explaining the signs that a source is credible, along with signs that a source is questionable.
  • Incredibly Credible Game Materials 
    • Student Directions
      • After choosing websites that they feel are reliable, students will test their websites’ credibility as they race to the finish! 
    • Game Board
    • Game Pieces
      • Colorful, printable game pieces
  • Show What You Know Slip
    • A brief writing response to help you assess how well each of your students are now understanding source credibility. 

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Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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Standards

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Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

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