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Lesson 4
Get Started - Becoming Informed

Navigating the Internet
for Reliable Sources

Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Employ methods for checking the reliability of a web source

Overview/Purpose:

Students will learn and apply methods for checking the reliability of web sources.

Guiding Questions:

  • How can I tell if a web source is reliable or not?

Recommended Time:

45 minutes

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.8
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.7
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.8
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.9

 

Materials:

Check Reliability of Web Sources Handout

 

Technology Required:

Computers with Internet access

 

Lesson Design:

  • Distribute and go over the Check Reliability of Web Sources handout with students.
  • Model how you would employ these techniques with one or two web sources.
  • Students continue reading and researching, using the handout to help them verify reliability of sources.