Subject: Library Media
1. Topic-
Website Evaluation
2. Content-
Information Literacy
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.To become more informed users of online resources.
2.To distinguish between accurate and authoritative resources versus inaccurate/misleading resources.
4. Objectives-
1.Evaluating the purpose of a website.
2.Evaluate the accuracy and authority of a website.
3.Evaluate the relevancy and currency of a website.
5. Materials and Aids-
Sample hoax websites and the Research Ready online learning program.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Have the students look at sample hoax websites to determine their fallacies.
2.Discuss with students what they understand about how to evaluate a website for its quality.
3.Discuss why someone would try to post untruthful or misleading content on websites.

B. Development-

1.As students look at hoax websites, I will ask questions to guide their evaluation of the sites.
2.Refresher modeling of how to login to Research Ready and navigate the site.
3.Students will begin the Research Ready lessons under the theme of "Website Evaluation"

C. Practice-

1.Students will complete the lesson for "Why Evaluate"
2.Students will complete the lesson "Real World Scenario: Misleading Information Online".
3.I will walk around and check their progress/answer questions they may have.

D. Independent Practice-

Research Ready has comprehension check questions at the end of each lesson module and students can repeat questions/lessons as needed.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.I am available to help lower level readers to understand key words and phrases.
2.Students may repeat lessons or questions for added practice.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.As students are completing online lessons, I will be checking their understanding by asking them if they need assistance.
2.Research Ready tabulates correct answer scores from each lesson and gives feedback about each answer as it is completed. Students are awarded completion certificates at the end of each lesson module.

G. Closure-

Re-iterate the need for effective website evaluation, not only for academic pursuits, but as an important lifelong skill for information literacy.
7. Evaluation-
Research Ready scores for each lesson can give indicators of progress, helping me understand with components to re-teach, if necessary.
8. Teacher Reflection-
Questions to ask:
What worked well in the delivery of information and lesson content?

What would I do differently next time I taught/covered this material?

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