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Rating Websites (3-5)

How can I choose good websites for my research?

Students discuss criteria for rating informational websites, then apply the criteria by examining and scoring an assigned site. They compare their results, and learn that all websites are not equally good sources of information.

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Lesson Objectives

After discussing what criteria they currently use to evaluate websites, students are introduced to the Score Your Site Student Handout, containing questions they can use to rate the quality and usefulness of an informational site. Students explore a site and complete the handout as a class, then work in small groups to rate a second site. Students discuss which evaluation criteria are most important, and how they can use what they have learned to make choices about which websites to use in their future research.

Students will be able to ...

  • evaluate the quality of informational websites.
  • rate informational websites by applying criteria.
  • compare their results and learn that all sites are not of equal quality.


Alignment with Standards

Common Core: coming soon!

NETS•S: 3a, 3c

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