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ERIC Number: ED472808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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A Brave New World: Synchronous Environments in the Literature Classroom.
Rozema, Robert
The Internet may be the ultimate immersive and participatory medium, opening doors as it does to countless story worlds. As such, it has much to offer reading instruction in both elementary and secondary classrooms. This paper explores how a teacher used one web application--a text-based virtual environment called a MOO--to encourage his high school students to read "Brave New World" in an interactive and immersive way. The paper provides a reading model (The Three Dimensions of Response: Wilhelm's Reading Model) taken from Jeff Wilhelm's book, "You Gotta Be the Book: Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents." It first explains the difference between a MOO and a MUD and then discusses in turn each dimension--Evocative, Connective, and Reflective. The paper concludes with more critical reflection in which three different students consider the same question. Cites 6 works. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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