Subject Area: English Language Arts
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Students join a digital book club and engage other members of the club to come to new understandings of the book they are reading.
Students analyze the privacy policies of their favorite “pleasure reading” websites and add that information to a shared document.
As part of a lesson on universal themes, teachers can assign each student a theme (e.g., falling in love, losing a loved one, good vs. bad, coming of age, power & corruption, etc.). Next, students must locate a certain number of online/digital artifacts (e.g., images, text, and videos) that are … Continued
Instructional Idea Students select a topic related to English language arts (e.g., a piece of literature, literary movement, author, etc.) and locate credible digital resources about it. To locate resources, students can experiment with different keyword combinations and the use of quotes. (Note, the use of quote marks around a … Continued
Instructional Idea To develop students’ research skills, teachers present students with a series of statements thematically related to a topic of study, with some statements being true and some being false. Students are then tasked to locate digital information that either supports the statement as being credible or discredits them. … Continued
Instructional Idea Students are assigned a topic and required to locate primary and secondary sources about it to create an annotated bibliography. In an introductory paragraph, students will have to provide an overview of the topic and the search term(s) and search engine(s) used to locate the sources about their … Continued