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How to Identify Bias Online Activities Digital Literacy Print and Digital

Grade Levels
5th - 10th, Homeschool
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Just what you need to teach bias! This print and digital resource has everything you need to teach this valuable critical thinking skill in our online world. Ready to use -- includes websites, questions, student notes, practice, and more!

Here's what teachers are saying about my digital literacy resources:

  • "Big packet full of so many options. Really gets kids thinking. Thanks for creating exactly what I was looking for."
  • "Great resource to teach students about possible bias when they are researching online. Resources provided are simple and straightforward to introduce the concept and then there is extension to get kids to practice online. Thanks so much!"
  • "Great lesson when teaching my 9th graders about credible sources and how to detect bias in the media!"

Strengthen digital literacy by helping students identify bias and evaluate online resources. Critical for research skills!

This is what you get:

  • Both a print and digital version of this resource!
  • lesson plans
  • teaching suggestions
  • student notes
  • practice identifying bias language
  • practice identifying biased writing
  • extra practice for students who need more support
  • writing lessons that have students apply the elements of bias to their own writing and analyze it
  • writing prompt, prewriting graphic organizer
  • analysis questions
  • writing rubric
  • QR Codes and URLs for three online sources for students to analyze
  • analysis questions for online sources
  • compare/contrast activity that asks students to analyze two websites that offer opposing points of view
  • post-lesson self-assessment
  • student checklist
  • classroom poster
  • exit slips/journal prompts for every lesson
  • reproducible journal page
  • answers keys
  • You can start teaching students to identify bias today!

This is going to save you so much time!

If your students ever say, “It was the first thing that came up when I googled it.” Or “It’s on the internet, so it must be true,” they need digital literacy skills!

Digital literacy includes teaching students to read and evaluate sources when they are researching. A first step in doing this can be to teach bias.

This lesson is a great way to prepare students for a research project. Once they have learned about bias, they are better prepared to locate and evaluate online resources.

This resource provides everything you need to teach students how to identify and analyze bias. You can start these lessons today!

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.
Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.
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.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.


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