ERIC Number: ED476411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May-2
Reference Count: N/A
Book Reviews, Annotation, and Web Technology.
From reading texts to annotating web pages, grade 6-8 students rely on group cooperation and individual reading and writing skills in this research project that spans six 50-minute lessons. Student objectives for this project are that they will: read, discuss, and keep a journal on a book in literature circles; understand the elements of and collaborate on a book review; create a web site based on their book review; learn to use parenthetical references and a works-cited page in a research paper; use the Internet for research and write an individual research paper; and hyperlink their research papers to their book review. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the project are included. Directions for anecdotal note taking and for the annotated book review, a rubric, instructions for using Microsoft Front Page 2000, and reflective journal instructions are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Class Activities, Collaborative Writing, Internet, Journal Writing, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Reading Skills, Research Skills, Writing Skills
ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.