“Infographics of the Week” is back! The subject for next week’s cluster is all about social media as a way to reach customers and about the evolution and trends in social media. With the constant barrage of the negative aspects of social media, these infographics could begin a conversation about social media that is broader than usual.
Infographics are fun and valuable ways to work with students in hitting CCSS. They can easily be used for:
- analysis practice (how ideas/claims are developed = RI.9-10.5, effectiveness of structure = RI.11-12.5)),
- in-depth compare/contrast (what information is included in and excluded from each and why?, evaluation of sources, how sources address a question – RI.9-10.7, RI.11-12.7)
- evaluation of the credibility/reliability of sources – (W.9-12.8 – “assess the usefulness of each source”)
- as a way to gather information on a question or topic (W.9-12.9)
- models for organizing and designing their own research-based infographics (such an assignment would include W.9-12.4 [“development, organization, and style appropriate to task, purpose, and audience”], W.9-12.6 [“Use technology to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.”], W.9-12.7 (“Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question or solve a problem . . . synthesize multiple sources on the subject . . . demonstrate an understanding of the subject.)
- Socratic Seminar texts and writing prompts