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Lateral Reading with Fact-Checking Organizations

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Once students have completed the Intro to Lateral Reading lesson, they need opportunities to practice the strategy and develop flexible approaches for using it. This lesson is designed to provide students with focused practice reading laterally with articles from fact-checking organizations. Students are briefly introduced to fact-checking organizations and then practice reading laterally about a website using a fact-checking site.

Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading

Lateral reading is a powerful strategy that fact checkers use to evaluate information online.

Crash Course Video #3: Check Yourself with Lateral Reading

In this video, host John Green teaches you how to read laterally, opening new tabs in your browser to fact check as you read.