Skip to Search
Skip to Navigation
Skip to Content

University of Connecticut Neag School of Education ORCA

Show Me

ORCA Video Examples of Reading to Evaluate Information on the Internet

Reading to Evaluate tasks (4 items)
require students to identify a website’s author and evaluate his/her level of expertise, consider the author’s point of view, and evaluate the reliability of author claims and evidence related to the problem scenario.

 

CCSS

  • RI 7.1 Key Idea and Details: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • RI 7.4 Craft and Structure: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as used in text including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze impact of specific word choice on meaning & tone
  • RI 7.6 Craft & Structure: Determine author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how author distinguishes his or her position from that of others
  • RI 7.10 Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: Read and comprehend non-fiction in grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • RSTS 7.2 Key Ideas and Details: Determine central idea or conclusions of a text and provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. 
  • RSTS 7.6 Craft and Structure: Analyze author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.
  • RSTS 7.8 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in text.
  • WHST 7.1a Text Types and Purposes: Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content that introduces claim(s) about a topic, acknowledges and distinguishes claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
  • WHST 7.9 Research To Build and Present Knowledge: Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  • WHST 7.10 Range of Writing: Write routinely over extended and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Evaluating Skills Demonstrated By Higher Performing Readers

EVALUATE 1: Determine website author’s name
EVALUATE 2: Determine if website author is an expert

View video

EVALUATE 3: Determine the website author’s point of view

View video

EVALUATE 4: Determine if information at the website is reliable

View video

 

Evaluating Skills Demonstrated By Lower Performing Readers

EVALUATE 1: Determine website author’s name
EVALUATE 2: Determine if website author is an expert

View video

EVALUATE 3: Determine the website author’s point of view

View video

EVALUATE 4: Determine if information at the website is reliable

View video