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Teaching Beyond fact-checking: Five things you can do to be more news literate

Beyond fact-checking: Five things you can do to be more news literate

Understanding fact and fiction is a vital skill if we want to engage with other people. A recent news poll shows Americans struggle to know if the information they find online is true. These results show that teaching news literacy to students is still very important. Students can be taught to be good fact-checkers. But to do that, they also have to understand how news and information are created and used in the digital age.

Seth Ashley, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Boise State University
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What does it take to responsibly read or watch the news these days?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RI.6 - Author's Purpose

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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