Lesson Plan Topic: Citations


Lesson Plan Topic: Citations

Objective: Students will use the information literacy tool to evaluate sources to determine whether or not they are credible; Students will cite credible sources using the citation tool.

Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3

**Standards retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org

Preface/Teacher Notes: There is so much information out there today. Students no longer need to sift through a hard copy of an encyclopedia to find out a piece of information. Now everything is at your fingertips with the Internet. But how do we know if a source is reliable? What do we do with the source once we want to use it without accidentally plagiarizing? Using this lesson, students will browse our holiday fact collection and use our citation feature to practice their information literacy skills!

Using our Citation Collection to complete the following!

About our collections: The goal with our Choosito! Collections is to provide you and your students with resources from different reading levels. We want to make YOUR job as an educator easier by differentiation the instruction for you! This week’s collection has both Early and Emerging reading levels for your convenience!

As always, more differentiated resources can always be found in Choosito! Library and Choosito! Web!

Step 1: Students should locate the Shmoop video in the collection as a quick refresher to remind your students how to tell if a source is reliable. Students should also have (if they haven’t already) completed the Fake News lesson plan.

Step 2: Have students browse the collection and use the Choosito! Site evaluation tool in order to find out which sites are credible sites. Here is a quick tutorial on how to use the feature!

Step 3: Students will then go back through the collection and determine which sites from the collection they would deem credible enough to cite (and they will use the citation tool!)

Step 4 (tying it all together): Students will present the following to the class:

-Which sites they chose as being credible.

-Why/how they determined those sites were credible (they should refer to the information literacy criteria).

-Show their citations to the class.

Students can present the information to their peers using the following suggestions:



-Oral presentation with visual aid (projector/displaying Choosito & giving demo).