Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Leveled Standard E
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data. (SL.11-12.2)
Teachers should model summarization, analysis, and synthesis skills. Teachers may also need to make media and digital literacy skills explicit.
Teachers will want to discuss different types of motives for presenting information:
Social motives are the thoughts and ambitions that drive people to accomplish certain goals while avoiding other outcomes. These desires are based on cultural norms and accepted behaviors (which may vary across time and geography). Many social motives are shared by all humanity.
Commercial motives, or the profit motive, relates to financial gain. Deconstructing advertisements is a useful skill that highlights this motive.
Political motives refer to messages promoting or actions carried out in the interests of a particular government or political party.
Examples / Activities
Confessions of Nat Turner
Students will work in teams to integrate and evaluate information from slavery-era primary documents.
Speaking and Listening: listen to dramatically read an excerpt from an 1830s pamphlet
Teamwork: work with teams to answer high-level questions
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: integrate and evaluate information presented in two 19th Century primary documents
GED® Assessment Targets (RLA)
R.2.2 Summarize details and ideas in text.
R.2.7 Make evidence based generalizations or hypotheses based on details in text, including clarifications, extensions, or applications of main ideas to new situations.
R.6.3 Infer an author’s implicit as well as explicit purposes based on details in text.
R.7.2 Analyze how data or quantitative and/or visual information extends, clarifies, or contradicts information in a text, or determine how data supports an author’s point.
R.7.4 Compare two passages that present related ideas or themes in different genre or formats in order to synthesize details, draw conclusions, or apply information to new situations.
R.8.2 Identify specific pieces of evidence an author uses in support of claims or conclusions.
R.8.3 Identify an underlying premise or assumption in an argument and evaluate the logical support and evidence provided.
R.8.5 Assess whether the reasoning is valid; identify fallacious reasoning in an argument and evaluate its impact.
R.9.1/R.7.1 Draw specific comparisons between two texts that address similar themes or topics or between information presented in different formats (e.g., between information presented in text and information or data summarized in a table or timeline).
R.9.3 Compare two argumentative passages on the same topic that present opposing claims (either main or supporting claims) and analyze how each text emphasizes different evidence or advances a different interpretation of facts.
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