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Twenty-First Century Informational Literacy: Integrating Research Techniques and Technology

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Twenty-First Century Informational Literacy: Integrating Research Techniques and Technology

Grades 6 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jennifer Freeman

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Comic Life Software or other software used to create comics
  • LCD projector
  • Computers with Internet access
  • USB drives or other storage devices, like CD-ROMs
  • Sticky notes or journals
  • A variety of graphic novels (both fiction and nonfiction)

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Essay Map

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Essay Map

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.

 

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

  1. If you do not have classroom computers with Internet access, reserve time in your school’s computer lab for Sessions 2 through 7. Bookmark the Websites and Student Interactives listed in the Resources section. Alternately, you can use ShareTabs to create one URL of all the Websites and Students Interactives listed in the Resources section.

  2. Explore and familiarize yourself with the Comic Life Software or other software used to create comics.

  3. Prepare one photocopy per student of the Research Report: Informational Graphic Novel Rubric
    and Research Report: Self-Evaluation of Graphic Novel printouts.

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