ERIC Number: ED480263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
Dynamic Duo Text Talks: Examining the Content of Internet Sites.
This introductory lesson exposes students to a variety of online texts about Anne Frank and the Holocaust prior to more extensive study of these topics. Students are encouraged to cooperatively examine Internet sites as a primary source of information, and then share their impressions and opinions of the various sites. During the two 40-minute class sessions, grade 6-8 students will: work cooperatively in pairs; access and view specific sites on the Internet related to the topic they are studying; make observations that reflect thoughtful examination of each site's features and content; hold a "silent conversation," that is, an exchange of comments and ideas written on paper; and share their questions and thoughts about the sites together as a class. The instructional plan, lists of web resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. An observation and inquiry sheet for viewing websites about Anne Frank and the Holocaust and a silent conversation sheet are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Content Analysis, Critical Thinking, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Text Structure, Web Sites, World War II, World Wide Web
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.