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Fact or Fake News? is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. Fact or Fake News? provides adult living skills for special needs teens to meet transition mandates. It is a stand-alone unit providing students with skills to understand how to spot fake news and alternative facts.


Like the other books in this series, it contains airy pages and bullet-point information for easy, independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills and transition skills needed for adult independence.


Written on a 3rd/4th-grade level, workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real-world activities are provided whenever possible.


Lessons in Daily Living Skills Fact or Fake News? include:


  • Vocabulary list
  • How Did We Get Here
  • Fake News is Not New
  • Fake News Can be Dangerous
  • 10 Ways to Tell if it's Fake
  • Check the Domain
  • Check the Date
  • Check the Quotes
  • Check the Comments
  • Check the Author
  • Check Your Blood Pressure
  • Look at the About Us
  • Reverse Search the Image
  • Get a 2nd Opinions
  • Ask as "Expert"
  • Fake News and Bias
  • How Biased is My News
  • How Do You Convince the Other Guy


Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key, and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance with federal mandates.

Fact or Fake News?

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