Helpful Links

LANGUAGE ARTS & LITERATURE

Kidlink

Kidlink provides an international exchange forum for children.

Grade Level: k,1,2,3,4,5


The Internet Classics Archive

The Internet Classics Archive offers 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation. The Archive is searchable, and includes a list

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12


Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature

The Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature is a great place for teachers and librarians to go to put together quality individualized reading lists for students and classes.


Aaron Shepard's Storytelling Page

This literature site is targeted at people interested in the art of storytelling. Aaron Shepard, a well-know children's author, offers online versions to his picture books adapted for storytelling. He also has an informative section for storytellers, including tips, articles, and a bibliography of story collections.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12


Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is an electronic library that provides free public access to a huge list of books and publications. The format makes these texts an excellent resource for a wide range of projects. The site offers nearly 2000 texts in 1999, and it's still growing. Begun in 1971, the site's creators have gained a lot of insite into the changing nature of computer science. The list of texts is impressive and well worth browsing!

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12


Project Bartleby: The Public Library of the Internet

Looking for classic English and American literature on the Internet? Then be sure to visit Project Bartleby: The Public Library of the Internet and explore its great on-line collection of stories and poetry. The great collection of literature available is well chosen and rich in thought provoking content.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12


Teach With Movies

Teach With Movies is a well-thought-out guide to using mainstream movies as a teaching tool. The site provides Learning Guides to more than 180 recommended films, describing the benefits of the movie, possible problems, and helpful background questions.


The Moonlit Road

Storytelling is a fine art that has been passed down through the generations. The Moonlit Road is an excellent place to expose your class to this great American tradition. The site features a new set of stories each month and offers them in text, audio, and Mp3 versions.

Grade Level: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12


Book Adventure

Parents and teachers looking for ways of motivating youngsters to read will find Book Adventure a wonderful resource. Students can read books, take quizzes on them, and earn points for correct answers on the quizzes. Kids can redeem accumulated points for prizes. There is a database of quizzes on more than 3,000 popular children's titles.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Children's Storybooks Online

Children's Storybooks Online is an alternative method of motivation for students who are reluctant readers. The Books to Read section has three levels: Young Children, Older Children, and Young Adults. The selections for young children include animated counting and alphabet books and an animal book complete with animal sounds. The stories in all sections are colorfully illustrated. Riddles, mazes, and a coloring book are also included.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


The ABCs of the Writing Process

Are you looking for tips and suggestions for teaching the writing process? This site provides an overview of each stage of the process. Users will find sources of inspiration, tips, and links to printable graphic organizers and prewriting strategies in the Prewriting section. The Writing section includes tips for writing a rough draft and moving from the prewriting stage to writing. Methods and tips for revising, an editing checklist, publishing tips and suggestions, and annotated links to curricular resources are included.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12


The Audrey Wood Clubhouse

This site is great for anyone who enjoys the books created by the author-illustrator team of Audrey and Don Wood. Visitors will find biographical information about the pair, information about and illustrations from their books.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5


The Official Berenstain Bears Website

Links lead readers into games such as Dress Up the Berenstain Bears and Sister Bear's New Mystery Message. Students will find numerous activities for getting to know the characters and following up on prior knowledge of Berenstain Bears books. Students can e-mail the Bear family and send Berenstain Bear e-cards.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3


Timeless Hemingway

This site will be of interest to literature teachers, students, or Hemingway fans. It focuses on the life and works of this important 20th-century writer.

Grade Level: 9,10,11,12


Children's Picture Book Database

This site, from the University of Miami, has a database of more than 4,500 abstracts of children's books.

Grade Level: 3,4,5,6,7,8


Poetry Express

If you are looking for a way to involve your students in poetry writing or for ways to share and improve your own work, poetryexpress may have just what you need. Fifteen poems you can write now would be a welcome addition to any teacher's bag of writing tricks.

Grade Level: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12


Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant is a useful writing guide for novices to experienced writers. The guide explores the process approach to writing and covers each step from choosing a topic to organizing, revising, editing, and documenting sources.

Grade Level: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12


Penguin Putnam Resources

Literature teachers will find this a valuable free resource. The teacher's guides include a synopsis of the work, teaching suggestions, and activities to be used before, during, and after the reading; extension ideas; and bibliographies. The 16 titles include such favorites as Romeo and Juliet, The Scarlet Letter, The Odyssey, and The Prince and the Pauper.


Childhood Reading

Childhood Reading is a collection of online fairy tales, poetry, and fables.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6


Mighty Book

The mission of Mighty Book is to promote "Literacy, Creativity and the Power of Reading." It offers online books, videos, music and more.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Book TV.org

Book TV.org is the companion site to the weekend program Book TV that C-SPAN2 runs regularly on nonfiction books. The site contains archives of the popular programs that can be viewed right from your desktop.

Grade Level: K,1,2,3,4,5,6


Story Arts Online

The Story Arts site will help you hone your storytelling skills. Users can explore ways to practice storytelling, such as retelling folktales and collecting family stories. Teachers will find lesson plans, activities, and articles with fresh ideas for using storytelling to teach language arts to students.