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Reading Redefined: Giving Students Skills for Reading in the Digital World

Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST


Presented by Erik Palmer, Author, Speaker, and Advisor on HMH Into Reading and HMH Into Literature
Moderated by Sara Buren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Literacy

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Today, reading is much more than making sense of ink on paper. The average teen spends significantly more time reading from digital and online sources than traditional print outlets. To comprehend what they “read,” students need to be media literate, understanding the language of sound and image and the distractions that reading online can present.

In this edWebinar, Erik Palmer, author, speaker, and advisor on HMH Into Literature, explains the skills needed by today’s readers and suggests ways to teach those skills. Viewers of this recorded edWebinar will learn how to help students:

  • Make smarter choices for online reading
  • Understand the role of metacognition in online reading
  • Evaluate online sources for credibility
  • Understand how sound and image impact voice

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to upper elementary through high school teachers and school and district leaders.


Erik PalmerAbout the Presenter

Erik Palmer taught English, math, science, and civics over a 20-year career and coached numerous sports as well as debate and forensics. He brings his unique experience to practical, proven methods for educators to improve the speaking and communication skills of ALL students. Erik shares strategies for helping students create worthwhile messages including teaching good thinking (argument, persuasion, and reasoning), for helping students deliver their messages well, and for updating oral communication instruction with digital tools that can be incorporated in every classroom.


Sara BurenAbout the Moderator

Sara Buren serves as Senior Product Marketing Manager for digital ELA programs at HMH. Prior to HMH, Sara traveled the world developing special advertising reports for The New York Times Magazine and Forbes. She holds an international business and urban analysis degree from The Ohio State University.



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Monday, November 9, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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