10th Grade ELA: Information Fluency

In this unit, students will understand where “fake news” comes from, why it exists and how they can think like fact checkers to become fluent consumers, evaluators, and creators of information. They will apply this knowledge by selecting a controversial topic to evaluate, synthesize, and analyze all aspects before sharing with a local audience.



Type of providerPrivate provider-International initiative
EQF levelNo applicable
Home pagehttps://www.oercommons.org/authoring/55288-10th-grade-ela-information-fluency
Admission procedureOpen to all
Price detailsFor free
Type of credentialNone
Learning outcome10th Grade ELA: Information Fluency – LO
ISTE Standard: Research and information fluency. Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information

Content Area Skills (NE and ISTE Standards) and Student Friendly Objectives:

 LA 10.1.6.a Evaluate the meaning, reliability, and validity of text considering author’s purpose, perspective, and contextual influences  I can analyze and evaluate a text based on what I know about the author's and or source’s background, influences, and purpose for writing.

I can utilize online tools and verification strategies to determine the reliability and validity of digital content.

 LA 10.3.3.d Listen, ask probing questions, and consider information to generate new ideas and challenge assumptions to a topic, text, or issue under study.  I can listen, ask questions, and consider information to generate new ideas and challenge assumptions.
 LA 10.4.1.a Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information from print and  digital resources to create new understandings and defend conclusions.  I can select and use reliable print and digital resources to develop new ideas and support conclusions.
 LA. 10.4.2.b Use appropriate digital tools (e.g., social media, online collaborative tools, apps) to communicate with others for conveying information, gathering opinions, and solving problems.  I can use appropriate digital tools to communicate with others, share information, gather opinions, and solve problems.

ISTE: Research and information fluency Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry

b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media

c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks

 I can responsibly evaluate, create, and communicate information in a variety of formats.
Related skillhttp://data.europa.eu/esco/skill/S1.3.0


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