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Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

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Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 60-minute sessions
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Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Tampa, Florida

James L. Welsh

James L. Welsh

Tampa, Florida


International Literacy Association


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Julie Adams

November 11, 2017

I agree with Kim. There are many websites verifying the Mike the Headless Chicken story. I use it as a way for students to compare to websites and make a decision as to which is real.


Kim Correiro

April 15, 2016

Mike the headless chickenů.

A great deal of my students have used sites like this to verify that this is a legitimate site and not a hoax. Can you please explain and verify as there is some confusion on this topic?


Shawn Paulson

August 13, 2015

I love your Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus site; very good!



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