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Reader Response in Hypertext: Making Personal Connections to Literature

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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
Lesson Author

Patricia Schulze

Yankton, South Dakota


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives





Texts with a Sense of Place booklist

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Persuasion Map

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.


Venn Diagram

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.


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  • 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.

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