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Teach Students Strategies for Reading Digital Media

Leson One Blog HeaderWhether you're teaching remotely, teaching in the classroom, or some hybrid of both, digital texts and media offer a wide range of current, relevant information and perspectives.

This blog is the first in a miniseries of blogs with free downloadable lessons from the authors of Read The World, Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris. These flexible lessons help to support students in acquiring the skills they need to thrive—academically, socially, and emotionally—in today’s digital world.

RTW Lesson 1Download Read The World Lesson #1This lesson focuses on how to teach students a transferable protocol for inquiry while they explore the images, articles, and videos that you have curated for them. Students can use this structure repeatedly to build their autonomy in interacting with multiple and increasingly complex texts.


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To learn more about Read The World visit Heinemann.com. To download a sample chapter, click the button below. 
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Need more support for remote teaching? Check out this blog post from Spring 2020 with high-quality resources for remote teaching and learning: 


InquirySC_Blog_Ziemke_800x1000Kristin Ziemke is an urban school educator and the co-author of Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age, Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry, and technology, Kristin works with schools around the world to develop learning experiences that are student-centered, personalized, and authentic. She dedicates her research and writing to developing engaged and empowered students that empathize, understand, and care about the world. Currently serving as a resident teacher and innovation specialist for the Big Shoulders Fund, Kristin is an Apple Distinguished Educator, National Board Certified Teacher, and Chicago Council on Global Affairs Emerging Leader. This is her third book with Heinemann and her work has been featured by Apple, ISTE, EdWeek, Mindshift, and Scholastic.  You can connect with her online at KristinZiemke.com or on Twitter @KristinZiemke

katherinemuhtarisKatie Muhtaris has enjoyed teaching and learning with her students in the Chicago Public School system for the last eight years. She is Nationally Board Certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist and holds a Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership. In addition to her devotion to her students, Katie also leads staff development in person around the country and digitally around the globe on Inquiry-based learning, technology integration, and reading comprehension strategies. Katie is the author of the blog Inquiry Live in the Classroom where she writes about her day-to-day teaching practices and seeks to connect with educators around the world. Follow her on Twitter @KatieMuhtaris

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Topics: Katie Muhtaris, Kristin Ziemke, Read the World, Covid_19, Remote Learning

Date Published: 08/04/20

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