This lesson will teach the students strategies they can use to analyze websites intent and content. It teaches the students to decode the URL and to gain some information from domain name as well as the extensions. The lesson also strives for the students to become critical website readers and for them to apply the 5W strategy whenever they read a website. The students are given a website investigator handout with good strategies top use when reading websites. The handout also contains questions that the students have to answer to show that they understand and uses the critical thinking skills that are being taught. They are encouraged to use this handout as a reminder when they read informational text in websites.

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This lesson will teach the students strategies they can use to analyze websites intent and content. It teaches the students to decode the URL and to gain some information from domain name as well as the extensions. The lesson also strives for the students to become critical website readers and for them to apply the 5W strategy whenever they read a website. The students are given a website investigator handout with good strategies top use when reading websites. The handout also contains questions that the students have to answer to show that they understand and uses the critical thinking skills that are being taught. They are encouraged to use this handout as a reminder when they read informational text in websites.
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Website Investigator Handout

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Handout for student to use to work through the lesson
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The teacher can use this rubric during his/her informal assessment observation of the students during class.
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The teacher will use this survey as a quick pre assessment in the beginning of the class to get an idea of students knowledge about Websites.
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A great link to explore as an extension to the lesson plan "website investigator".
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