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Summer Bridge 2021

R. Ettinger

Lateral Reading- Process​

  • Search outside of the original source for information on both the author and publisher (name of website).

  • Author Search: can you find out if the author:

    • Holds relevant credentials

    • Demonstrates relevant expertise

    • Demonstrates a professional track record of journalistic integrity

  • Publisher Search: can you find out if the publisher/ website:

    • Has a editorial or journalistic standards policy

    • Clearly labels corrections and other content changes

    • Acknowledges and manages potential biases or conflicts of interest

If you are satisfied with the results of the above, then:​

  • Scan the article to check for quality markers like

    • Is it free from obvious or distracting spelling and grammar errors?​

    • Does the author link out to or cite relevant sources when appropriate?​

    • Is the language professional?

Lateral Reading: In-Class Activity

Lateral Reading/ Web Evaluation- Directions

Evaluate your assigned website by filling out the web evaluation form. Think about if your site is appropriate for learning more about how people learn. Be prepared to give a short overview of your site and why or why not you would recommend its use.

You will have about 10 minutes to complete this activity.

We will discuss this as a group, so be prepared to share.

Web Evaluation Form

Sites to Evaluate