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Fighting Fake News, Teaching Students to Identify and Interrogate Information Pollution, Jeffrey D. Wilhelm [and three others]

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Fighting Fake News, Teaching Students to Identify and Interrogate Information Pollution, Jeffrey D. Wilhelm [and three others]
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Fighting Fake News
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Responsibility statement
Jeffrey D. Wilhelm [and three others]
Series statement
Corwin Literacy Series
Sub title
Teaching Students to Identify and Interrogate Information Pollution
Summary
Critical thinking and online reading need to go hand in hand--but they often don't. Students click, swipe, and believe because they don't know how to do otherwise. At times, so do we. And that's a problem. Fighting Fake News combats this challenge by helping you model how to read, myth-bust, truth-test, and respond in ways that lead to wisdom rather than reactivity. No matter what content you teach, the lessons showcased here provide engaging, collaborative reading and discussion experiences so students can: Notice how teacher and peers read digital content, to be mindful of how various reading pathways influence perception Identify the author background, the website sponsor, and other evidence that help set a piece in context Stress-test the facts by evaluating news sources, reading laterally, and other critical reading strategies Use "Reader's Rules of Notice" to learn to identify common rhetorical devices used to influence the reader Be aware of how for-profit social media platforms feed on our responses to narrow rather than widen our reading landscape We are still in the wild west era of the digital age, scrambling to impart a safer, ethical framework for evaluating information. Thankfully, it distills to one mission: teach students (and ourselves) how to think critically, and we will forever have the tools to fight fake news
Table Of Contents
FIGHTING FAKE NEWS - FRONT COVER -- DEDICATION -- FIGHTING FAKE NEWS -- COPYRIGHT -- CONTENTS -- GUIDE TO LESSONS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- PART I - SO MUCH AT STAKE -- CHAPTER 1 - THE CASE FOR TEACHING CRITICAL READING AND FIGHTING FAKE NEWS -- CHAPTER 2 - FAKE NEWS: WHAT IT IS, WHY IT WORKS, AND WHAT WE CAN START DOING ABOUT IT -- PART II - LESSONS FOR CRITICAL READING AND FIGHTING FAKE NEWS -- CHAPTER 3 - LESSONS FOR GETTING STARTED: KNOWING YOUR OWN MIND -- CHAPTER 4 - LESSONS USING RULES OF NOTICE IN ONLINE READING -- CHAPTER 5 - LESSONS FOR TEACHING POINT OF VIEW IN DIGITAL MEDIA -- CHAPTER 6 - LESSONS FOR EXAMINING NEWS, NONFICTION, AND DIGITAL TEXTS THROUGH LITERARY LENSES -- CHAPTER 7 - LESSONS FOR TEACHING STUDENTS TO EVALUATE EVIDENCE AND RESEARCH -- CONCLUSION: SOME FINAL WORDS -- APPENDIX: THEORY CARDS -- REFERENCES -- INDEX
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