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Dynamic Duo Text Talks: Examining the Content of Internet Sites

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 40-minute class sessions
Lesson Author

Valorie A. Stokes

St. Joseph, Missouri


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology






  • Computers with Internet access

  • Chart or banner paper

  • Pencils and pens

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1. Review the article about Anne Frank on the Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia and the three other websites to become familiar with the features and content of each site.

The Anne Frank Center USA: Students will examine a virtual scrapbook of Anne Frank's life.

The Auschwitz Album: Students view the "Auschwitz Album," which was donated to Yad Vashem, a holocaust memorial of the Jewish people in Israel.

A Cybrary of the Holocaust-Student Gallery: This section of the website is a gallery of artwork, discussion, poems, and letters created by a sixth-grade class as part of their exploration into genocide. (You may need to define genocide for the class and note its association with the Holocaust.)

2. Render three computer screens on chart or banner paper, label each with one of the three website addresses, and hang them on a wall of the classroom for later use.

3. Bookmark the websites for quicker student access.

4. Prepare a chart on banner paper with the headings: "World War II," the "Holocaust," and "Anne Frank."

5. Designate student pairings prior to the activity.

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