News Literacy Badge
News Literacy Badge

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"The News Literacy Badge represents achievement in utilizing critical thinking skills to analyze news stories and information for reliability and credibility. Students are exposed to various forms of content and can distinguish from those designed to inform, persuade or entertain. Students reflect upon their role in repeating information and contributing to rumors and gossip by analyzing how much of what they repeat, text, email, post and tweet is factual verses opinion/hearsay/gossip."


The Westside Writing Project


Badge Type: knowledge

Expected Duration: 3 weeks


  1. In order to achieve this badge students had to complete exercises and activities with 75% accuracy while demonstrating proficiency in; * Distinguishing fact from opinion * Evaluating sources for credibility * Identifying and detecting story bias
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