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Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

From ReadWriteThink and the International Literacy Association comes Hoax or No Hoax?, a lesson plan that aims to teach strategies for evaluating online material since "research has shown that online reading requires not only traditional comprehension strategies, but also new digital and media-literacy strategies." This standards-aligned lesson plan was written for high school students and takes place over four 60-minute sessions, during which students will learn and practice these comprehension and analysis strategies by evaluating and comparing hoax websites to real ones. After learning how to identify and evaluate hoax content, students work in small groups to demonstrate their learning by outlining a plan for their own hoax website. This lesson plan includes downloadable evaluation guides, preparation materials, and links to numerous web resources used throughout the lesson. Hoax or No Hoax? was created by Deborah Kozdras and James Welsh, both of the University of South Florida.
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November 16th, 2018
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November 12th, 2018 at 4:06pm
Date Of Record Release
November 13th, 2018 at 4:37pm
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