Ch 3: Use Multiple Sources of Information: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.2

About This Chapter

Find lessons for eleventh and twelfth grade English. The following lessons meet the Common Core Speaking and Listening standard for using multiple sources of information (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.2).

Standard: Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data. (CCSS.ELA.LITERACY.SL.11-12.2).

About This Chapter

Students who understand the concepts addressed in this standard can resolve issues and make decisions by using various information sources. They are able to find information in a variety of formats and verify that the information they've found is accurate and credible. Students are also able to point out any issues or disparities that they might find in the source materials.

Some of the concepts covered in these lessons include:

  • Assessing the reliability and validity of sources
  • Understanding the importance and purpose of visual aids
  • Creating an effective visual message design
  • Presenting information visually, orally and quantitatively
  • Solving problems with visual, oral and quantitative information
  • Evaluating information
  • Observing discrepancies in data

Students show they've mastered this standard by using information in various formats to solve problems. They need to be able to gather information from a variety of different sources and combine that info in a cohesive way that clearly shows their position. They should know how to take different approaches to problem solving or decision making based on the type of data they are using. Students can also show mastery by identifying discrepancies in source materials.

How to Use These Lessons in Your Classroom

Here are some tips for how to use these lessons to support instruction in the standard:

Lessons on Evaluating Sources

Watch video lessons on assessing sources and evaluating data in class. Divide class into small groups and assign students a project to research within their groups. Have the groups create guidelines for determining credibility of their sources and put together a list of reliable sources that can be used for the project. Each group can present their findings and classmates can decide if each group's source list met their established criteria.

Lessons on Identifying Different Forms of Info

Watch lessons on various types of information. Have students develop a list of the forms of info. with examples and indicate where each type can be found. Discuss with students how each type of info. should be analyzed and why different types are used for different audiences.

Lessons on Evaluating Validity of Information

Watch video lessons on evaluating data in class. Present students with a historical claim and sources that support the claim. Give students time to read through the source data and look for discrepancies. Have students refute the claim using source data they find on their own. Students can present their information in class and classmates can determine if their data is credible and accurate.

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