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The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.
Read, Write, Think - Lesson plans for language arts from
the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.
Literature and Language Arts - Lesson plans from EdSiteMent.
Literature Lesson Plans - These are for middle and high school students. This site is from Discovery Education.
Language Arts Lessons - From Education World.
Literature Lesson Plans - Lesson plans for grades k - 12.
Poetry Teachers.Com - Site of ideas for teaching poetry,
poetry theater, and poetry contests.
Using Poetry to Teach Reading - An article from Reading Rockets.
Reading Rockets - News and articles to help improve the
teaching of reading.
25 Ideas for Better Book Reports - Article from Education World
Teachers@Random - From Random House,
Bantam, Doubleday, Dell. Ideas for teaching Young Adult literature with books from these
Book Discussion Guides - Guides for books
for children and young adults. This site is by the Multnomah Public Library.
AdLit - A site promoting adolescent literacy. Explore the teaching strategies and topics sections for teaching ideas.
Vocabulous - Lesson plan with worksheets for improving middle and high school vocabulary.
Reading Challenges for Kids - Some ideas from Pinterest. Reading Challenges are good ways to get kids reading a variety of books.
A Year of Reading Challenges for Kids - You may create your challenges for your class.
Greenwood Elementary School A to Z Reading Challenge - A challenge for grades K - 5.
and Puerto Rican Literature - A unit for middle school students.
A Five Day Lesson Plan for Introducing Nonfiction - From Scholastic.
Lesson Plans and Other Resources on Content-Rich Nonfiction and Informational Texts - From the National Council of Teachers of English.
Using THIEVES to Preview Nonfiction Texts - From ReadWriteThink.
Nonfiction Reading Strategies - links to middle school lesson plans selected by The University of Missouri
Folger Shakespeare Library - lesson plans for Shakespeare's plays.
The Project Gutenberg Homepage - Electronic books. These books may be read online or downloaded to your computer or ebook reader.
Many Books - Many free ebooks.
The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1919
edition - The whole book is now online and searchable. You can also locate poems by author,
title, and first line.
Online American Literature
Resources - Extensive list of links for American literature from Colonial period to 1865.
Books for Children and Young Adults - links to
more literature sites. Media Literacy
The National Council of Teachers of English
Teaching Language and Literature - Many, many teaching ideas and lesson plans from Education World. Also take a look at their Language Arts page for more teaching ideas.
Teach with Movies - lesson plans for using movies in the classroom. If you have considered using film adaptations of literary works, this site will be a big help.
Learner.org - Professional development and teaching resources. Videos marked VoD may be watched online. This site is by the Annenberg Foundation.
Page by Page: Creating a Children's Book - This
excellent site takes you step by step through the creation of the book Zoom Upstream, written by
Tim Wynn-Jones and illustrated by Eric Beddows. The site visitor will learn how the author got his
ideas, how the illustrator drew the pictures, and how the publishing company prepared the
manuscript for publication. By the National Library of Canada.
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