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Collaborating, Writing, Linking: Using Wikis to Tell Stories Online

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jane Ann Chin

Inverary, Ontario

Rebecca Jean Luce-Kapler

Inverary, Ontario


International Literacy Association


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Professional Library



Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales using Wikis

Students study Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales not just for its rich language, but also for the insights it provides into the Middle Ages. Using wikis, students collaborate to study both literature and history on their own terms. They create meaning and build information networks using tools Chaucer himself would have loved.


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Radical Change and Wikis: Teaching New Literacies

Researchers in this study found that students had developed some visual literacy skills using Radical Change texts and wikis.


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