Critical Web Reader 

Created by Professor James D'Amico at Indiana University, this tool will help you evaluate websites as you research online.

What do you think?

Fact or Fiction, you decide

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3


True or False?

Giant Squid


S.O.A.P.S.


S Speaker, who is that person? 

O Occasion, why is this person speaking, what in history happened that caused this person to be speaking now? 

A Audience: who will this message affect, who is listening, what types of language are being used, what is the message that the         speaker is trying to convey? 

P Purpose, what is the speaker hoping to gain?

S Source, where is the information coming from, WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, HOW?


The Declaration of Independence is the ultimate "break-up" letter!


Mrs. Abelson's ESL Website

Mrs. Abelson's ESL Website