Zuma’s Paw Prints isn’t JUST reading material for your students. It is more than knowledge about Alaska and the race. The articles are content for teaching language arts and other curriculum areas.
Bonnie Nizamis is an independent consultant working with schools across the country – and as she teaches teachers how to integrate technology in their classroom – she shares Zuma Paw Prints Blogs (and other articles) with the teachers in her workshops. She has found that Zuma’s Paw Prints articles are very appropriate to use in the classroom and are great for leveled reading. She has found many other curriculum connections in the articles.
Bonnie says, “I have used your blog on a number of occasions when I teach differentiation – since Zuma Paw Prints is perfect for that! One occasion – in Chicago ( Area 1 and 2) – I did a workshop on differentiation strategies – I used Zuma Paw Prints – I printed out a few of the blog posts – giving each teacher a different one. I then had them work in groups to come up with ideas to use the Iditarod and Zuma’s blogs in the classroom. We were focusing in on providing students different choices.”
The articles on the website and journal articles from the Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ are other resources to use to accomplish the same educational goals.
We’ve invited Bonnie to share more about this topic with us, so check back later for additional information.
Take a look at these slides to see images of brainstorming that her teachers did at her workshop, which show ways the articles can be used with students. Click to advance the slides and gain ideas on how you can use Zuma’s Paw Prints.