Reading Lesson Plan: Print vs. Digital: Analyzing and Designing Book Apps for Works of Literature

Another Brilliant lesson plan from By AMANDA CHRISTY BROWN AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO at the NY Times.

Overview | How has digital technology changed the way we read? How might e-books and book applications enhance our reading experiences? In this lesson, students consider the ways that new ways of reading have changed the nature of reading and design book apps for literature they have read in print. They then reflect on and compare the experiences of reading in print and in digital formats. Read more…

Going Into Detail: Developing Proofreading Skills

I got his from the excellent NY times lesson bank by By SHANNON DOYNE AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO

Overview | How can we learn to pay closer attention to detail in writing? How can we put knowledge about grammar and mechanics into practice? In this lesson, students consider errors in signage and other textual displays and create lists of common errors to check as they proofread. They then practice proofreading and develop strategies, taking into consideration the possible consequences of making language mistakes. 

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