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Lesson Plan

Exploring Literacy in Cyberspace

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Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 40-minute class sessions
Lesson Author

Valorie A. Stokes

St. Joseph, Missouri


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology






  • Computers with Internet access

  • Overhead projector, white board, chart paper, or chalkboard

  • Pencils and pens

  • Three brief newspaper articles with enough copies for students

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Follow-Up Reflections Sheet

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Select three brief articles of interest from a local newspaper to use for modeling of the think-aloud strategy and student practice of the strategy. In addition, generate a list of appropriate and varied websites for students to access during Session 2 of the lesson. (See the list of Websites for a few possibilities.) Bookmark the sites for quicker access and designate the student pairs in advance of the lesson.

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