Literature Online: Reading and Internet Activities for Libraries and Schools

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Literature Online: Reading and Internet Activities for Libraries and Schools by Karen A. Moran. Upstart Books, an imprint of Highsmith Press, P.O. Box 800, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0800 (http://www. hpress.highsmith.com). 80 pp. ISBN: 1-57950-0032-3. Softcover, $16.95.

This Highsmith publication covers Web sites and curricular activities for 38 popular children's literature works. The books target students from ages 8-12 or grades 4-8. Titles include Charlotte. Web, James and the Giant Peach, and Flat Stanley, among other favorites. Besides the books and Web site activities, there are four introductory chapters that cover the topics of "Providing for Individual Differences," "Updating Websites and Conducting Your Own Search," "Using Children's Literature and Website Activities to Enhance Curriculum," and "Tips for Kids: Smart Surfing in the Classroom Library." Within these chapters, educators can get some informative facts to help them make the most of the literature online.

The core of this publication is the reading and Internet activities for the 38 featured books. Arranged in alphabetical order by title, the activities contain a bibliographic citation along with a suggested reading list and a short summary. …

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