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3. Select a Topic and Write Your Fake Article

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In the last video, you learned how to look for credibility clues when evaluating internet content.

In this video, you and your partner will decide on a topic.

Then, you will collaborate digitally at your own computers to write a fake article.

Watch this entire video before beginning to work with your partner.

First, come up with a claim that isn’t *true*, but isn’t *so* far-fetched that readers would immediately know it was fake.

You could: Think of a result people strive for, like getting better grades or making a lot of money.

Then, think of a fantastic and easy way that could be achieved, such as using a cell phone or eating a certain food.

Or, take a fact you learned in one of your classes and “claim” the opposite.

Write about an urban legend or viral post you saw online.

Or imagine something you wish was true, like an invention, a plant or animal, or a cure for a disease.

Come up with a title for your document, and add it to your “Fake Article” document.

Return to your own computer to write the article.

You and your partner will collaborate digitally to write your article.

You will work at the same time in the same document, but from your *own* computer.

Write an article that is at least *two* paragraphs long and includes at least *three* clues that your article is NOT credible.

Decide with your partner how to complete this.

Perhaps your partner writes one paragraph, and you write the other.

You will see your partner adding text to the article as you add your own.

When you have written your article, move on to the next video to share your fake article with others.

Now, it’s your turn: Talk with your partner and decide on a topic for your fake article.

Add a title to your document.

Return to your own computer to collaborate digitally with your partner.

Write an article that is at least 2 paragraphs long and gives readers at least 3 clues that the article is not credible.

When you finish writing your article, move on to the next video to share it with another pair in your class.

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Instructions
  1. Talk with your partner and decide on a topic.
  2. Add a title to your document.
  3. Return to your own computer.
  4. Write an article with your partner that is at least 2 paragraphs long and gives readers at least 3 clues that the article is NOT credible.