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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


International Literacy Association


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May 31, 2012

I used this lesson with fifth graders toward the end of the school year. Using bitstips to present their information in graphic novel format was and is highly motivational. The issue with 5th grqders is to help them understand that the graphics are a vehicle for the most important part of the process, which is the information. On my classroom, students researched various people and battles of the American Revolution with the purpose of using their creations as "chapters" for a graphic novel to be used as text for the class. This created an authentic purpose with a well defined audience. We will also put this "text" in our school library. Will be developing and doing this activity again as part of my unit.



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