Answer key: The Dangers of School Websites

Lesson Plan:  The  Hidden Dangers On School Websites

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. tracker |ˈtrakər| noun-1 a person who tracks someone or something by following their trail. • a device that follows and records the movements of someone or something: electronic trackers are now showing ornithologists where the birds go.
  2. embedded |emˈbedədnəs, imˈbedədnəs| (also imbeddedness) noun the quality of being firmly and deeply ingrained or fixed in place: the cultural embeddedness of economic and political practices.
  3. detected verb [with object] discover or identify the presence or existence of: cancer may soon be detected in its earliest stages.
  4. cookies  noun (plural cookies)   Computing a packet of data sent by an Internet server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server.
  5. continuum  |kənˈtinyo͞oəm| noun (plural continua |-yo͞oə| ) [usually in singular] a continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct: at the fast end of the fast-slow continuum.
  6. accessible |əkˈsesəb(ə)l| adjective 1 (of a place) able to be reached or entered: the town is accessible by bus | this room is not accessible to elderly people.
  7. incentive |inˈsen(t)iv| noun -a thing that motivates or encourages one to do something: there is no incentive for customers to conserve water.
  8. intrude  |inˈtro͞od| verb-1 [no object] put oneself deliberately into a place or situation where one is unwelcome or uninvited: he had no right to intrude into their lives | she felt awkward at intruding on private grief.
  9. Integration |ˌin(t)əˈɡrāSH(ə)n| noun- 1 the action or process of integrating: economic and political integration | integration of individual countries into trading blocs.
  10. harvest  |ˈhärvəst| verb [with object]collect or obtain (a resource) for future use: the research teams are leading the way in identifying new ways of harvesting the sun’s energy.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension


Student lists are now available for purchase on the basis of ethnicity, affluence, religion, lifestyle, awkwardness and even a predicted need for family planning services, according to a study released in June by Fordham University’s Center on Law and Information Policy. Where that information was drawn from is mostly undisclosed, the study found.

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage


Google’s DoubleClick ad trackers, for instance, are commonly found on school pages.


Some trackers are also designed to recognize visitors.


Schools shouldn’t be selling and marketing their kids’ data.