Learning to Assess Information Credibility with my Favourite Tree Octopus
A Fun Lesson for our grades 3-5 students
Each student will need a device for this activity. You will share the link to the following site with your students.
Teachers will then need to print the web evaluation checklist. Click the button on the upper right hand corner ‘pop out’. Only print page 1. Students will fill it in to determine if this website is credible or not.
When they have formed their conclusions, you can explain that the last step, lateral reading, is often the fastest way to fact-check information and can be your FIRST step. Running a Google search on the topic and or the author or site name can often provide you with everything you need to know. And following the rule of three, checking information against two other sources, is also a wonderful strategy to use.
Finish by sharing this great video!