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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|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Collected booklists, including online lists and reviews
- Chart paper and markers
- Library resources and access
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.
- The Basic Principles of Persuasive Writing
- IT’S ALIVE! @ your library®
- ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association Booklists
- 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.
- If desired, identify additional booklist pages (Listmania pages) from the Amazon.com Website for students to analyze. Note that from any Listmania page, you can use the search tool to narrow your focus to appropriate lists. Make arrangements to share any additional lists with students as well (online, using photocopies, or using transparencies).