This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-02-24.
Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3
This five part resource provides teachers with the skills to teach students how to analyze and evaluate a website’s intent and content. It is part of the larger standard of teaching students how to read informational text. Students are taught to become critical website readers - how to apply the 5W (Who, What, When, Where, Why?) strategy whenever they read a website. The lesson guides the teacher through explicit instruction, guided practice and independent practice, tips for differentiated instruction, and collaborative and independent work for students, clearly integrating best practice in education. The unit incudes: an excellent, thorough, complete, student friendly handout/handbook/workbook, detailing strategies to employ while reading websites, questions for the student to answer about websites, using critical thinking skills, a reminder to use this handout when reading informational text in websites and a bingo game to be used to reinforce this lesson. It also provides a retelling rubric guiding the student in how to evaluate informational text, a student survey about internet use and a link for students to follow a webquest to All About Explorers.