With television, social media, and the internet, students have the ability to gather information almost effortlessly. But, this convenience requires an ability to discern between what is true and what is the author's opinion or a misguided belief.
This sample, excerpted from a two-day lesson, includes both a reading passage and exit ticket.
Informational text: the story of Nicholas of Patara, who may have been the man who we know today as Santa Claus.
Exit ticket: a winter-themed worksheet to check your students' abilities to distinguish fact from commonplace assertions and opinions.
Reading comprehension questions: assess student knowledge over the reading.
PowerPoint slides: preview the longer lesson