This lesson plan from Theresa Benson uses the Super3, a process model of how people of all solve an information problem. The Super3 is adapted from the Big6 model to be understandable for the youngest learners. This is appropriate for grades Pre-K-2.
This lesson plan comes from the S.O.S. for Information Literacy database. "This information skills lesson uses a 5WH (who, what, when, where, why, how) framework to assist students in making sense out of newspaper articles. In this lesson, students will be shown how to focus on the important details when reading a newspaper article. They will search online for an article that interests them, answer who, what, when, where, why, and how, and then write a summary of the article. Finally they will present their summary to the class." You can use the links below to let students explore news written for kids. This lesson plan is appropriate for grades 3 and 4.
This lesson plan from the Newseum requires a free account. In this lesson plan, students learn about seven different forms of communication, then play a game to explore when they would want to use these different forms. This is appropriate for grades 3-5.
This lesson plan is adapted from The Sift, the newsletter of the News Literacy Project, in the September 28, 2020 newsletter. This is appropriate for grades 5-12.
This game from American University uses the Tinder-like "swipe left to reject, swipe right to accept" interface to have students think critically about content they see online. The game gives students a sample of legitimate, fact-based reporting and ads, satire, or opinion to judge if its real or fake. The game has levels of difficulty based on grade level and also has a COVID-19-themed round. This activity is appropriate for grades 6-12.
This lesson plan from the Stanford History Education Group's Civic Online Reasoning curriculum teaches students how to read laterally. Lateral reading is a way to check unfamiliar sources by cross-checking. Lateral readers use search engines to see what websites they do trust have to say about this information or the source that published it. In this lesson, the teacher first demonstrates lateral reading and then the students will practice it themselves, investigating the people and organizations behind websites and evaluating for trustworthiness. There are two lesson plans: one for lower levels and one for upper levels. This lesson plan is appropriate for grades 7-12.