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Lesson 6
Get Started - Becoming Informed

Questioning the Facts

Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

• Challenge an author’s use of facts in a text

Overview/Purpose:

This lesson encourages students to question the authority of a text.

Guiding Questions:

  • How can facts be used to support opinions?
  • How can I be a critical reader of facts in various sources?

Recommended Time:

45 minutes

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.5
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.6
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.8

 

Materials:

Question The Facts Handout

Print based resources

 

Technology Required:

Computers with Internet access and/or print based resources

 

Lesson Design:

  • Distribute and go over the Question the Facts handout.
  • Using an article you select, and the question prompts from the handout, model creating a t-chart with Facts and Questions.
  • Students continue their research, creating their own t-charts using articles from their own research.
  • Students share what they discovered with the class.