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Literary Scrapbooks Online: An Electronic Reader-Response Project
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Eleven 50-minute sessions|
Charleston, South Carolina
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- PowerPoint software, or a similar piece of presentation software
- Internet access
- LCD projector, or large monitor
- Sample Electronic Scrapbook: Mark Twain, An American Icon
- PowerPoint Design Tips
- Directions for Creating an Electronic Scrapbook
- Sample PowerPoint Slide
- Self-check on Progress
- Rubric for Electronic Scrapbooks
- Students should have finished reading Huckleberry Finn, or the selected piece of literature.
- Choose the software that students will use to publish their scrapbooks. This lesson assumes that students are using PowerPoint; however, you can adapt the lesson to use other presentation software or Web publishing software.
- Students should have a working knowledge of PowerPoint and its capabilities. Consult the PowerPoint Design Tips handout if needed.
- If your students need extra practice or a more structured introduction to finding and evaluating Websites, complete the Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection lesson before beginning this project.
- If desired, arrange for additional sites for students to explore. Try to limit the time that students spend freely "surfing the Web" to ensure the best use of class time.
- Test the Interactive Website Evaluation Form on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.