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Book Punch
Interactive response to literature teaching tools.

Book Punch


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Book Punch provides interactive writing prompts about books commonly taught in schools today.

  • Narrative and expository writing activities suitable for students with a wide range of abilities.
  • Explicit instruction that promotes critical thinking.
  • Instructors may view student writing, in real-time, with an easy-to-use tracking tool.

In addition, free lesson plan aids with printable vocabulary activities are provided for each book.

Designed for students reading at a 3.0 reading level and above, the program can also be used by English language learners and adult students interested in improving their reading skills.

“There are multiple prompts to help students and keep them on track ... The instructor site is easy to use with easily accessible links to check pupil progress.”
- Utah Instructional Materials Commission


By using Book Punch, students will:

  • Make personal connections to text
  • Increase understanding of what has been read
  • Go beyond understanding surface meaning
  • Use pre-writing strategies for different writing tasks
  • Write clear descriptive sentences
  • Develop relationships between ideas
  • Proofread to correct errors in usage and punctuation
  • Analyze and revise drafts to develop a stronger piece of writing

Put Into Action


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Available Titles

  • A Jar of Dreams
  • A Lion to Guard Us
  • Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon
  • Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Blue Willow
  • Bud, Not Buddy
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Chocolate Fever
  • Dragonwings
  • Flat Stanley
  • Frindle
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  • Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
  • Hatchet
  • Holes
  • In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth
  • Little House in the Big Woods
  • Maniac Magee
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • My Brother Sam Is Dead
  • Night
  • Number the Stars
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • Stargirl
  • Stone Fox
  • The Bully
  • The Call of the Wild
  • The Egypt Game
  • The Giver
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Magic Finger
  • The Outsiders
  • The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, Age 11
  • The Trumpet of the Swan
  • Tornado
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    Track students' progress with Merit's Online Learning Student Tracking, included with this program at no extra charge.

    Best viewed at a 1024 x 768 screen resolution with a high-speed Internet connection. Merit web-based programs are platform independent. They are accessible through popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc. Android and iPad tablets may also run the programs.


    Merit is pleased to offer free evaluation versions of its software. The evaluation versions provide full-working samples of activities of the program.

    Please click on the Launch Demo! button and wait for the program to load. No login or personally identifiable information is required, and there is no time limit to your use.

    Buy the full version to:

    • Save and resume work
    • Access lots more content
    • View student work online

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    Book Punch is available upon request. For more information, please contact Merit.