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Reader Response in Hypertext: Making Personal Connections to Literature
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 50-minute sessions|
Yankton, South Dakota
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Texts with a Sense of Place booklist
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Quotation Journal Recording Sheet
- Daily Response Journal instructions
- Hypertext Response Project
- Hypertext Response Planning Sheet
- Essay of Place assignment
- Character Sketch assignment
- How to Write a Character Sketch
- Grandma Atkinson character sketch example
- Sample Character Traits
- Persuasive Essay assignment
- Guiding Questions for Peer Feedback
- Writing Rubric
- Choose book(s) from the booklist or similar novels, and decide whether to complete the project as a whole class activity or based on books that students read in literature circle novel or independently.
- Familiarize yourself with the Web editing software available for students to use to publish their final drafts.
- Decide how you will structure the lesson. The instructional plan included here asks students to read the book and gather quotations using Quotation Journal Recording Sheet before they begin the project. If you'd prefer to have students work on the project while they are reading, you might use the Daily Response Journal instructions rather than the recording sheet.
- If desired, make copies of handouts for project and writing assignments or arrange for overhead. Most of the assignments can also be given verbally.
- Choose a poem to use as a model for the extended metaphor poem. Possible titles include Emily Dickinson’s “There is No Frigate like a Book,” Jane Yolen’s “Fat Is Not a Fairy Tale,” or Eve Merriam’s “Willow and Ginkgo."
- Test the Persuasion Map 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.