Reading the Web: Strategies for Internet Inquiry
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Reading the Web: Strategies for Internet Inquiry outlines web literacy in a user-friendly way that helps educators provide students with practical skills and strategies needed to approach the internet with discernment. One of the ways it accomplishes this is through the QUEST model: questioning, understanding, evaluating, synthesizing, transforming.
The NEW 3rd edition features:
- Updated info on the Web's influence
- Instruction for detecting misinformation
- A focus on cultural sensitivity
- Activity book of web literacy skills
This package includes both the textbook Reading the Web: Strategies for Internet Inquiry and Activity Book.
About the Author
1 Opportunities and Challenges
What Do We Mean by the Term Web Literacy?
Opportunities and Challenges
Characteristics of the Web
Driving Without a License: Gen Zs on the Web
The Digital Native Myth
The Principle of Least Effort
Roadblocks on the Information Superhighway
The Need for Empathy
Research Is Not a Four-Letter Word
Internet Inquiry: The Sweet Spot
A Model for Web Literacy
Chapter 1 Pause and Consider
2 Developing Efficient and Effective Web Readers
What Does it Take to be an Efficient and Effective Web Reader?
Efficient Web Reading
Effective Web Reading
Becoming an Efficient and Effective Web Reader
How Do We Prepare Learners to be Skilled Web Readers?
Differentiation: Universal Design for Learning
Learning Theories: The Building Blocks of Learning
Elements of Intentional Teaching
What’s My Role as an Educator?
What Are the Foundational Skills and Comprehension Strategies Needed for Web Reading?
Foundational Reading Skills
Supporting Students Who May Struggle?
QUEST: A Model for All Students
Chapter 2 Pause & Consider
Why Is Questioning Important?
Curiosity and Asking Questions
Questioning Phase of the QUEST Model
When Do We Ask Questions?
What Characterizes Effective Questions?
How Do We Teach Questioning Strategies?
Vary the Levels of Inquiry
Creating an Inquiry Plan
Theme Selection 7
Final Format and Sharing with Others
Chapter 3 Pause & Consider
Why Is It Important to Understand the Process of Locating Web Resources?
When Do We Need to Use Web Resources?
What Do Students Need to Understand for Effective Use of Web Resources?
Utilizing the Internet
Choosing Search Tools
Creating Search Queries
How Do We Teach Strategies for Understanding Resources?
Pause & Consider
Why Is It Important to Evaluate?
When and How Do We Evaluate?
Evaluating Search Results
Evaluating Information Within & Across Websites
How Do We Teach Evaluation Strategies?
Evaluating Search Results
Website Evaluation Checklist
Questioning the Source
Chapter 5 Pause and Consider
What is Synthesis and Why Is It Important?
What Characterizes Synthesis?
Deep Reading vs. Shallow Reading
Synthesizing Across Multiple Sources
Responding to Challenges When Synthesizing Web Texts
Challenge #1: Processing Long Digital Texts
Challenge #2: Scrolling May Get in the Way of Comprehension
Challenge #3: Making Inferences at Each Web Link
Challenge #4: Holding Details of an Ephemeral Text in Our Heads
Challenge #5: Avoiding Distractions
Challenge #6: Overestimating Comprehension
How Do We Teach Synthesis Strategies?
Teacher Think Aloud
Gradual Release of Responsibility
Synthesis in Action: Inquiry Projects
Synthesis in Action: Scaffolded Inquiry
Synthesis in Action: 30-Minute Expert
Chapter 6 Pause & Consider
Why Is It Important to Transform Information?
When Do We Transform Information?
What Characterizes Information Transformation?
Creating a Project
Reflecting: What Have I Learned as a Teacher?
What Have My Students Learned?
Chapter 7 Pause & Consider
Elizabeth Dobler is a Professor of Literacy at Emporia State University in Kansas. She teaches undergraduate and graduate course in information literacy, language arts, and reading and supervises interns at the ESU Professional Development School site in Topeka. A former classroom teacher and library media specialist, Dr. Dobler’s research interests include Web literacies and reading comprehension.