Thing 7a: Annotating Books On-Line

I ran across a blog about e-books and a web site called BookGluttons.com.  I am wondering if there is a way to use this site to help students improve their reading comprehension.  I have tried to teach the students to annotate their texts but they put up a lot of resistence.  If they can tead the book on the PC and then make annotations along with other classmates who are reading the book, they might be more willing to annotate and get more use out of it.  The whole experience will be much more interactive.  There aren’t a lot of book choices on the web site, but I have been thinking about asking them to read some middle school classics and the web site has a few, such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, and on more advanced reading levels, Jane Eyre and Sherlock Homes.

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