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Authentic Persuasive Writing to Promote Summer Reading

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Authentic Persuasive Writing to Promote Summer Reading

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives






  • Collected booklists, including online lists and reviews

  • Chart paper and markers

  • Library resources and access

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Printing Press

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.


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ReadWriteThink Printing Press Layouts

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  • Gather any summer reading lists available at your school or public library to use as resources for students during this lesson.

  • Arrange for library time for students, and coordinate the project with your school’s librarian.

  • Choose several relevant booklists from the ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association Website, and make copies or transparencies for students to use.

  • Obtain computer resources to display the IT’S ALIVE! @ your library® Web page from the ALA’s Website, or make copies or transparencies of the page to share with students.

  • Test the ReadWriteThink Printing Press interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

  • Choose the templates that will work best for your students’ work—brochures, flyers, or booklets. Adapt this lesson plan for the option you’ve chosen.

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