Using Current Events to Reach All Learners

Presented by: TIME for Kids editors Suzanne Zimbler and Melanie Kletter
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Long gone are the days of the one-room schoolhouse. Most classes consist of students who are about the same age. And yet, today’s students come to school with a wide variety of interests, experiences, and abilities. When it comes to teaching and learning, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

Using high-interest news topics as a starting point, it is possible to engage all students in rigorous learning that builds on their individual strengths. In this webinar, Suzanne Zimbler and Melanie Kletter discussed strategies and activities for engaging different types of learners in the analysis of informational text.