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Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!

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What’s real and what’s not? Our society today is full of ‘fake news’, bogus websites and social media feeds that look and sound real. Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive is an excellent book to use to demonstrate to students the skills needed to tease out the threads that show truths and lies. This is the beginning of a promising new series that uses non fiction set in a Believe it or Not style in which the authors ask readers to determine what is real. It’s Alive focuses on the natural world. Every feature, true or false, is supported by maps. charts, side notes, and photos, deliberately making it more difficult for the reader to determine its veracity. True stories include a chicken named Mike who lived after it’s head was cut off, while false include a giant Amazon snake. Information is given on how to critically look at websites and information, developing much needed critical thinking skills. Game formats are provided which are perfect for classroom use. Grades 3-12
Lissa Davies

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