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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


International Literacy Association


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Professional Library



Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Going Digital: Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience

Students use various tools and features of digital readers to develop vocabulary, support comprehension, respond to text, improve fluency, and enhance the reading experience.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Compare and Contrast Electronic Text With Traditionally Printed Text

Students become familiar with the similarities and differences between electronic and printed text by comparing the textual aids included in a textbook with those of an educational website.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Defining Literacy in a Digital World

Through listing and observation, students identify the many texts that they read and compose—including books and magazines, television shows, movies, audio broadcasts, hypertexts, and animations.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Reader Response in Hypertext: Making Personal Connections to Literature

Students write a narrative of place, a character sketch, an extended metaphor poem and a persuasive essay then link all four texts to quotations they have selected from a novel.


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Grades   2 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Digital Readers: The Next Chapter in E-Book Reading and Response

This article discusses the use of digital e-book readers in the classroom.


Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Literacy Remix: Bridging Adolescents' In and Out of School Literacies

This resources promotes the use new literacies to help students connect to school texts.


Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement

New Literacies and 21st-Century Technologies

IRA's position on recognizing an expanded conception of literacy and supporting learners as they use and interact with information and communication technologies.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Reader Response Meets New Literacies: Empowering Readers in Online Learning Communities

New literacies are here to stay. This article explores the use of e-books and online literature circles.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Recentering the Middle School Classroom as a Vibrant Learning Community: Students, Literacy, and Technology Intersect

Examine the ways in which community can be constructed in the middle school classroom using online electronic discussions of literature.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

e-Reading and e-Responding: New Tools for the Next Generation of Readers

Contemporary transformations in digital technologies have prompted a reassessment of what literacy means and what is determined a "text." Traditionally, text has been perceived as written messages and symbols in the forms of books, magazines, and newspapers. Today, text is recognized as much more than written words or images.


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