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Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection

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Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Calendar Activities

Strategy Guides

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 15

The RMS Titanic sank on this day in 1912.

Students use the Internet Workshop model to explore web links about the Titanic disaster.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 1

The prototype for the World Wide Web was created in 1990.

Students look at pictures from the past using the WayBack Machine and brainstorm a few websites to explore to think about how they have changed over the years.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 11

Patriot Day is celebrated today on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001.

Students write about the name "Patriot Day" and how it marks the anniversary of a huge disaster. An alternative assignment could be to ask students to record their reflections about 9/11.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Inquiry Charts (I-Charts)

This guide introduces I-Charts, a strategy that enables students to generate meaningful questions about a topic and organize their writing.

 

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