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Web Research Lesson 3: Learning to Read on the Web

Lesson plan 3, about reading on the Web, in a series for middle-school students learning to use the Internet to do research projects.
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Web Research Lesson 3
Learning to Read on the Web

Name:___________________________ Date:__________

Go to the following page of the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum website:
http://www.nasm.si.edu/galleries/gal105/gal105.html

Then answer the questions below using information from the page.

1. What is the title of this page? How do you know?

______________________________________________________

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2. Skim the text and graphics on the page. What do you think is the general topic of this page?

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3. Imagine that you're looking for information about the Hughes H-1 racer. Would this page be helpful to you in your research? Why do you think that?

______________________________________________________

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4. How is reading a Web page similar to reading a page in a book? How is it different?

Same: ____________________________________________________

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Different: __________________________________________________

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5. How can skimming and scanning help you save time when doing research on the Web?

Skimming: ______________________________________________________

Scanning: ______________________________________________________