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News literacy : the keys to combating fake news

Author: Michelle Luhtala; Jacquelyn Whiting
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO-LLC, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The focus on fake news, "alternative facts," and general media mendacity distracts us from a very real educational challenge: teaching students the skills and dispositions that make them careful and thorough researchers. This is hard work, nd there are no easy recipes to facilitate the process. However, with carefully scaffolded lessons that nurture students to become increasingly savvy inquirers, readers, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Luhtala; Jacquelyn Whiting
ISBN: 9781440861529 1440861528
OCLC Number: 1012345426
Description: vi, 173 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction to news literacy --
A brief history of disinformation --
What the research says about students' media literacy --
Echo chambers, filter bubbles, and likes, oh my! --
The stages of research : a model --
Lessons for developing information literacy --
Developing research questions --
Overcoming student resistance to close reading --
Citations are a tool for source evaluation --
Big takeaways --
Longer unit of study --
Rubrics.
Responsibility: Michelle Luhtala and Jacquelyn Whiting.

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"The focus on fake news, "alternative facts," and general media mendacity distracts us from a very real educational challenge: teaching students the skills and dispositions that make them careful and thorough researchers. This is hard work, nd there are no easy recipes to facilitate the process. However, with carefully scaffolded lessons that nurture students to become increasingly savvy inquirers, readers, and writers, librarians and content area educators can help students meet these challenges and become informed, active citizens"--

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