Evaluating Sources

The ability to evaluate sources is a valuable skill in school, work, and life. Students must learn how to evaluate the credibility and accuracy of various types of sources so that they can become good judges of content. These handouts model a series of questions students should ask when evaluating the credibility of a source.

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Evaluating Sources Step-By-Step Process

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital resources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
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