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Reading News Online

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Title:

Reading News Online

URL:

https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/reading-news-online

Content Source:

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Common Sense Media
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

Kids find and read the news in lots of different ways. But studies show they're not very good at interpreting what they see. How can we help them get better? Teaching your students about the structure of online news articles is an important place to start.

Students will be able to:
  • understand the purposes of different parts of an online news page.
  • identify the parts and structure of an online news article.
  • learn about things to watch out for when reading online news pages, such as sponsored content and advertisements.

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Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
R3) Assess the validity and identify the purpose of digital content.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • assess the validity of digital content.
  • identify the purpose of digital content.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • validity
  • read a web address
  • publisher
  • domain name
  • extension
  • external links
  • history of a website
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to read a web address to validate authenticity.
  • locate the publisher of a website.
  • use context cues to define the purpose of digital content.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • read the domain name and extension of a web address to identify type of digital content.
  • identify the publisher of a website.
  • use context cues to define the purpsoe of digital content.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • anyone can create digital content.
  • digital content may or may not be true.
  • every digital content has an author.
  • digital content has a purpose.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
12) Explain the different forms of web advertising and why websites, digital resources, and artifacts may include advertisements that may collect personal information.

Examples: personalized web experiences based on tailored web searches, maintaining search history, quicker access to relevant information.

Insight Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • explain the different forms of web advertising.
  • explain why websites, digital resources, and artifacts may include advertisements that may collect personal information.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • web advertising
  • advertisements/ads
  • personal information
  • user
  • cookies
  • browsing history
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to spot different forms of web advertising.
  • why websites, digital resources, and artifacts may include advertisements that may collect personal information.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify different forms of web advertisings using samples or live examples.
  • explain how a company or website collects personal information and using the information.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • advertisements are on most websites, digital resources, and artifacts.
  • websites or companies customize web experiences by collecting users' information or by tracking browsing history using cookies.
Tags: advertisements, article, commercial, news, sponsored content, validity
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Author: Aimee Bates