This 96 page iBook product can be viewed on iBooksAuthor and on an iPad.
Welcome to an interactive eBook version of the classic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This version of the book has been created for you so you can connect to the material in your own, distinctive way. True reading is finding that unique space where your mind and the piece of literature come together in order to create something more than just words on a page. At the end of reading this eBook and the experience it generates, you should feel a type of ownership of the ideas and literary devices that Stevenson presents in his novel and a deeper connection to text. This is a completely different reading experience than the one you might have already received in an English class. It is up to you to figure out how YOU personally react best to a literary text. Only then will you become an active and aware reader. And then you can take this approach to tackle other texts.
Before you start, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the widgets of this eBook and what each will offer you as the reader. Some of the widgets just have a pop-over function. Hit them to digest the information they present. Others will direct you to websites with ancillary information that exist outside of the text. Still others will review the information you may have learned.
The dictionary marker: This marker will give definitions of words that you may not know or definitions that help make a portion of the text more clear. At times this marker will also ask you to examine the word choice of the author more closely with a question or a statement. You do not have to write an answer for this particular widget.
Did You Know?: An interesting fact that might help you understand the story a little bit more.
Consider: This widget just asks a thoughtful question about a specific passage which should generate some deeper examination on your part. Before you continue reading, really roll the idea that this widget brings up about the text in your mind. These are the questions you should be prepared to talk about in class.
THE LOG or short answer response: This widget presents a question about a specific passage that you will answer on a separate piece of paper. Write the Log entry number on the top of the page to identify which question you are answering. Then write an analytical, academic response. At the end of your reading experience, you should neatly assemble all of your Log Entries to be able to see how your understanding of the text and its ideas have increased over your reading experience.
POINT OF VIEW response.
This widget, like the previous one asks for a written answer, but here in this widget you will consider other students responses as well. This widget will present an initial observation about the text for deeper consideration. Then it will ask you to further explore this observation not only with a series of questions, but also with a series of answers from other students from previous years who have read this text. The Point of View widget then becomes a type of running commentary or class discussion.
POV: Consider the initial questions or the student answers which follow. Choose an idea or analysis which speaks to you and write a response which either furthers the understanding of this idea or analysis or takes the idea or analysis in a new direction. This entry is essentially a blog entry - you may use “I” and take the answer in any direction you would like to go.
Book created by Catherine Dunn