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ACCENT ON IMAGES - THE LANGUAGE OF ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
An illustrated discussion of picture books from the 1400s through today

ANTHOLOGY OF MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE
Essays, articles and sources on Chaucer, Gawain, Langland, Julian, Kempe, Malory, Everyman, as well as Lyrics and Plays

AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
December 2007 issue of the Innovative Teaching Newsletter replete with authors online

BARTLEBY.COM
An online concordance of famous works in poetry, fiction and non-fiction; includes indices, encyclopediae, dictionaries and more

BIBLOMANIA
Free online literature and study guides for 2000+ classic pieces of literature

BOOK ADVENTURE
Great site to get kids reading and win prizes in the process, hosted by Sylvan with Rex reader and Bailey Bookmark

BOOK TALKS - QUICK AND SIMPLE
Nancy Keane offers 1,400+ booktalks intended to be used by school library media specialists and teachers; searchable by author and title

CALDECOTT MEDAL
Official site of the award given annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children

CAROL HURST'S LITERATURE SITE
Book reviews, practical literature extension ideas, themes and professional resources

CHILDRENS' LITERATURE WEB GUIDE
Books, awards, authors, resources, lessons and ideas for the classroom

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE ARTS RESOURCES
Hosted by the Internet School Library Media Center, this is an excellent jumping off point for all things to do with literature-based activities

CLASSICS ARCHIVE
Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites

INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION
Position statements, research, advocacy, conferences, association contacts

JEAN CRAIGHEAD GEORGE
Official site for fans of this gifted writer: books, sights and sounds, what's new with Jean

KIDBIBS
A website intending to bring kids and books together, Kidbibs is not only designed for teachers but for parents and other professionals who work with children

LEGENDS
History, literature, and lore presented with the promise of guided access to primary source material and up-to-date scholarship, personal essays and extended reviews, and historical surveys and thoughtful commentary

LITERARY RESOURCES ON THE NET
Searchable database and common sense categories make this a useful search tool for the English-oriented instructor

MALASPINA GREAT BOOKS
Hundreds of titles by subject area and literary period - indispensable for curriculum integration

MARK TWAIN AT LARGE
Subtitled "his travels here and abroad", a wonderful look at the life and times of this American icon

MYSTERIES
Five approaches for teaching the mystery genre and connecting it to learning in all areas

NEWBERY MEDAL
Offcial site of the award given out annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

POETRY FOR KIDS
Great elementary site to inspire children to experience and respond to poetry


S.C.O.R.E. CYBERGUIDES
Supplementary, web-based units of instruction centered on core works of literature designed for the classroom with one online computer

SIMONSAYS KIDS
Touted as the site with /the coolest books on the planet', the design is definitely for kids and is sure to lure them into reading

SONNET CENTRAL
An archive of English sonnets with commentary, pictures, and relevant links on the WWW

SURFING WITH THE BARD
Over 200 pages on this site alone plus links, discussion boards and more - all dedicated to Shakespeare's genius

WEBTIME STORIES
Access to many links on our rich literary tradition: Myths, Fables and Fairy Tales, Great Books, Young Adults, and Just for Fun; resources too

 

 
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