Conflicting information on the Same Topic


9.R.9I Analyze a case in which two or more informational texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

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As writers and readers, we must acknowledge the existence of conflicting information on the same subject. Students must sharpen their evaluation and analysis skills when reading and writing in order to recognize texts and sources that present conflicting information. This will help them improve their work as writers, as well as aid them in becoming better analytical readers.

During the lesson, the student will be able:

  • identify interpretation of facts in informational text;
  • recognize the points of disagreement between the twotexts;
  • explain why two texts provide conflicting information;
  • analyze how the authors used facts and interpretations in presenting information on a topic.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


30 items in example section

40 items in exercise practice

30 items in test

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