When evaluation resources for my classroom, whether text or
web, I would use the same checklist.
Is this text what you need? Does it focus on my expectations?
Who was this written for? Will it be appropriate for this grade level?
How current is this information? When was it published and how often is it
Who wrote this? Do they have the education/credentials to be publishing
this information? Have they written other materials on the same topic?
Is there a bibliography or footnotes?
Is the information presented one person’s point of view? Is there evidence
Critical Evaluation of Resources
Web Pages: Techniques to Apply &
Questions to Ask
University’s Guide: Evaluating Web Information.
Spiegel, Dixie Lee October 1990. Materials for integrating science and
social studies with the language arts.
The Reading Teacher Vol.4 No. 2.
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