ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you.
Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
And the Question Is... Evaluating the Validity of a Survey
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 60-minute sessions|
Villanova d'Asti, Asti
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet access
- Overhead projector and transparencies, LCD projector, or a whiteboard (optional)
- Encyclopedia of Educational Technology: Types of Survey Questions
- Indian Women & Gender Roles
- Survey How To
|1.||Decide whether to use a whiteboard, LCD, or overhead projector for prompts, and prepare the following questions for Session 1:
|2.||If you do not have classroom computers with Internet access, arrange to use the school's computer lab for Sessions 1 and 2 (and optionally for Session 3).
|3.||Access and familiarize yourself with Encyclopedia of Educational Technology: Types of Survey Questions, Survey How To, and Indian Women & Gender Roles. Make sure you read the general description of a survey on the Survey How To website. Bookmark the sites on the computers students will be using. Print off the Indian Women & Gender Roles survey and make one copy for every three or four students in your class.
|4.||Review the Survey Evaluation Form and the explanations of terms. Make one copy of this form for every two students in your class.
|5.||You might choose to review (and possibly teach) the lessons "Exploring Literacy in Cyberspace" and "Identifying and Understanding the Fallacies Used in Advertising" to prepare for this lesson.