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Evaluating Information Critically evaluate information using applicable criteria
Evaluating Information: CRAAP Currency Relevance Find good CRAAP Authority not bad CRAAP Accuracy Purpose
Evaluating Information READ ART Reliability Accurate Evidence Responsible Authority Type Date TACO Timeliness Authority Coverage Objectivity Students from Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, MI
Evaluate: Authority Determine the need for an expert or popular perspective Who is the author? What are the author’s credentials? What affiliations does the author have? Is contact information provided? Who published the work? Who sponsored the work?
Evaluate: Currency Determine the need for a contemporary or historical perspective for your topic When was it written? When was the information published? Are there multiple editions? Review the dates used in the sources
Evaluate: Content, Coverage Determine the information need Who is the intended audience? What is the purpose? Examine objectivity, accuracy Evaluate overall quality Evaluate overall usefulness, appropriateness
Reading Informational (RI) ELACCXRI: Reading Informational Standards Discover GALILEO offers a single search of resources with magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles as well as book chapters
Reading Literary (RL) ELACCXRL: Reading Literary Standards NoveList K-8 Book and author recommendations Curriculum-based book lists (by grade and topic) Picture Book Extenders Literary Reference Center Literary Criticism Plot Summaries Full-text classics – poems, stories, some books
Common Core Correlations SIRS Discoverer Educators’ Resources Common Core Correlations
On-Level Text Many GALILEO resources include Lexile scores
Encyclopædia Britannica Look in Teachers’ Resources in any grade level Click the orange buttons for Curriculum Standards
Stay Connected, Find Support Your Media Specialist & Media Center GALILEO Supports the CCGPS GLMA blog GA Library Media Association GALILEO staff post monthly Library of Congress lesson plans & more that meet Common Core standards Smithsonian Education searchable by topic, discipline, and grade level