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e-Book Reading and Response: Innovative Ways to Engage with Texts

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e-Book Reading and Response: Innovative Ways to Engage with Texts

Grades 5 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six 20- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lotta C. Larson, Ph.D.

Lotta C. Larson, Ph.D.

Manhattan, Kansas

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Laptop computers, desktop computers, or digital readers (such as Amazon Kindles or Sony Readers) for student use

  • LCD projector and classroom computer for demonstration if using laptops or desktops

  • LCD projector and visual presenter for demonstration if using digital readers

  • e-Books (downloaded onto computers or digital readers)

  • Large sheets of paper or poster board (one per group of 3–4 students) and markers

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PRINTOUTS

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PREPARATION

  1. Identify and download an appropriate e-book. Familiarize yourself with the e-book’s digital features and required reader software (i.e., Adobe Reader or Microsoft Reader). Review Suggested e-Book Resources for additional support. Remember that, in this lesson plan, note-taking capabilities are a necessary digital feature, and all students read the same book.

    Note: To better meet students’ unique needs, reading levels, interests, and prior knowledge, you may want to divide the class into small groups in which all group members read the same title.

  2. Review your district’s technology policy and guidelines. Work closely with your district’s technology staff and administrators to prevent well-intended firewalls from interfering with the process of downloading e-books.

  3. Divide the book into five sections. Note that the number of sections may be adjusted depending on the length and complexity of the selected title.

  4. Schedule the six lesson sessions, allowing 1–3 days between lessons for individual reading and responding. The number of sessions may be adjusted depending on the length and complexity of the selected title.

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