News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News (Paperback)

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This guide to teaching news literacy explores a wealth of resources and classroom-tested lessons that educators in grades 7-12 can use in their own libraries and classrooms. To introduce the concept of news literacy, the authors explain the steps of the inquiry and research process in detail and examine the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) 2016 report Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning and related research studies.

Lesson plans corresponding to each stage of the process are coordinated to relevant standards from the CCSS and ISTE and are accompanied by rubrics for providing students feedback on their progress as well as samples of student work as it evolved through the stages. Furthermore, the authors' anecdotal insights from their experiences in collaboratively implementing the lessons with colleagues are an invaluable addition for any librarian seeking to work with teachers to help students become critical researchers.

About the Author

Michelle Luhtala is Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in New Canaan, Connecticut and facilitates an online learning community for nearly 12,000 library and educational technology professionals.Jacquelyn Whiting is a veteran educator with 25 years of experience as both a high school social studies teacher and a library media specialist.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781440861529
ISBN-10: 1440861528
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication Date: May 9th, 2018
Pages: 173
Language: English