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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


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Grades   5 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

e-Book Reading and Response: Innovative Ways to Engage with Texts

Students in grades 5 through 12 read and respond to electronic books by using e-book tools and features, including digital note-taking capabilities.


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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.


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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Grades   5 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 18

Read a book! The third week of October is Teen Read Week.

Students are encouraged to read a variety of books and participate in a book club in celebration of Teen Read Week.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Literature & Lives: A Response-Based, Cultural Studies Approach to Teaching English

Telling stories from lively secondary and college English classrooms, Literature and Lives explores the new possibilities for teaching and learning generated by bringing together reader-response and cultural-studies approaches.




The Pitfalls of Reader Response

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