Reliable Sources Lesson Plan

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

This lesson plan helps instructors teach students how to choose reliable sources for their research papers. The plan includes a video lesson, small group work, and a whole class activity.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this lesson, students will:

  • understand what makes a source reliable
  • learn to evaluate sources for reliability

Length

  • Approximately one hour

Curriculum Standard

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.8

Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

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