Monday, February 27, 2012

Hypertexting in AP English

Technology tools have transformed the way we read, making it possible, with simply a click of the mouse, to deepen and extend our understanding of a text. Hyperlinks can enhance the reading experience by providing links to definitions, creating social and historical context, showing relationships with other works, and incorporating images and sound.

My AP English Literature and Composition students were recently challenged to use hyperlinks to deepen their knowledge and understanding of key passages from Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. Students used Google Docs to carefully analyze their chosen passage, linking various elements of it to not only different parts of the novel, but also to other texts, websites, presentations, videos, images, songs, their own personal experiences, and more.

Click on the images below to check out some outstanding examples of student work!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting idea for expanding text analysis! The student examples are great! I'd love to get in touch with you about joining a teacher collaborative website on Digital Learning called "Digital Is." It's part of the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Initiative. I've been unable to locate an email address for you. Contact me for more information at erin.wilkey at gmail dot com or you can DM me on twitter @erinwilkey. Thanks!


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