Student Guide to Web Research Lesson 3: Learning to Read on the Web

Grade Levels: 3 - 12

Lesson 3: Learning to Read on the Web
Grade Levels: 6-12 | Subject: Research Skills, Technology Use

Contents
Teach the Lesson
Assessment
Key Vocabulary
Standards Correlation
Student Tutorial
Activity Sheet

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Introduction
Students learn skills to read effectively on the Web. They learn how to skim and scan Web pages to locate specific information.

Objectives

Students will:
• understand how reading information on the Web is different from reading information in a book.
• understand how to use a browser's navigation tools and a website's features.
• understand the importance of skimming and scanning on the Web.
• apply what they have learned to find and read information on the Web.

Estimated time
45 minutes

Teach the Lesson

Using the online lesson, students learn how to skim and scan Web pages. The activity sheet provides guided practice for reading strategies to use when looking for information on the Web.

Assessment

Use this rubric to assess students' ability to read Web pages effectively:

4 – Exemplary Understanding
Student:
• understands the basic navigation tools of a browser.
• understands the basic features of a website.
• understands and applies strategies of skimming and scanning.

3 – Competent Understanding
Student:
• understands most of the basic navigation tools of a browser.
• understands most of the basic features of a website.
• adequately understands and applies strategies of skimming and scanning.

2
– Developing Understanding
Student:
• understands some of the basic navigation tools of a browser.
• understands some of the basic features of a website.
• understands and applies strategies of skimming and scanning with assistance.

1 – Emerging Understanding
Student:
• has difficulty understanding the basic navigation tools of a browser.
• has difficulty understanding the basic features of a website.
• cannot understand or apply strategies of skimming and scanning.
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Key Vocabulary

bookmarks/favorites – features that allow marking and saving visited Web pages

frames – these break up a Web page into different areas; usually one of the frames will have a menu bar that stays on the screen while navigating from page to page through a site

headers, footers, and sidebars – found at the top, bottom, or along the sides of a page; often these features contain menu items, useful links, and important information about the site

histories – lists that that keep track of the pages visited

hyperlink (or link) – a connector to a different resource; usually appears on the screen as colored and/or underlined text

menu bars – a collection of buttons that take you to other pages in a Web site

scroll bar – a horizontal and/or vertical bar that contains a box that looks like an elevator in a shaft; clicking on and dragging the bar will scroll the screen in the corresponding direction

scanning – looking for key words and phrases that give specific information

skimming – glancing quickly over a text to get a general idea of the topic

website – a location on the World Wide Web, usually containing multiple Web pages

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