The WebEnglishTeacher site is full of terrific resources covering a broad range of language arts topics. From poetry, prose, and Shakespeare, to journalism, mythology, drama and much more, this site really does have it all! It offers English teachers "one-stop shopping," and since each site has been thoroughly reviewed before it was added to the site, so teachers are getting quality sites, too. The site is updated regularly, and new links are added often.
Strunk, William. The Elements of Style
This language arts exercise and worksheet explores the derivatives of common English language words, phrases, and sayings, which all take their original meanings from some aspect of the sea. Students should realize the importance of the ocean to human culture.
The English Room
For teachers of English 6 - 12 who wish to explore poetry with their students, take a look at 30 Days of Poetry. Students have a poetry writing assignment each of the 30 days, or teachers can assign several types of poems for students to experience. Research Using Technology has an activity where students research a word using several sources, then write short essays about what they discovered. Check out this site for other creative ideas that English and writing teachers can incorporate into their curriculum.
Newbery Medal Home Page
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC): Awards and Notables
Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
Children’s Book Council
The Children’s Literature Web Guide
Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA)
Wendy's World of Stories for Children
Curious George Visits North America
AESOP'S FABLES ONLINE COLLECTION:
A Quest For Respect with: The Grouchy Ladybug
Book Adventure ***
This website houses a free motivational reading program for children in grades K-8. Reviews help children pick a book to read, either from a library or bookstore. After the book is read, children can take a quiz online, with the incentive of prizes after a number of quizzes are completed. Parents can monitor their child's activities and find resources for reading challenges in their families. Teachers can access the articles that may help them increase parental involvement. This website was developed by Sylvan Learning Centers.
Our culture is bombarded by ads, now learn more about them. AdCracker looks at how the buyer buys, how ads can make people think, feel and act, and how to create a brand. Creative Games and the Idea Machine (you'll find these AdCreative) can be used in the classroom. Help your students become more informed, or perhaps launch a few careers.
KidLit Children’s Literature Home Page
Poetry Fan Club
STUDENT GUIDES -- THE BOOK REPORT:
From choosing a book, to outlining and drafting a report, to creating the final version, this site will guide students through creating a solid book report.
STRUCTURE OF THE FIVE PARAGRAPH ESSAY:
Paragraph by paragraph, this outline will provide a guideline for a second grade report--of any kind. Click on the arrows for writing samples.
Mrs. Dowling's Grammar Corner
Mrs. Dowling's Grammar Corner offers study guides, online quizzes, and grammar rules. Students may work with the materials online or print them for later use.
Writing a Basic Essay
Try this online writing guide for grades 9-12.
Index to Children's and Young Adults' Authors & Illustrators
Authors and Illustrators on the Web
Check out the alphabetized list of children's authors and illustrators. Click on a name and you'll be transported instantly to a Web site about the author.
Dr. Suess: Theodor Geisel
JAN BRETT AUTHOR STUDY:
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
Yahoo's Listing of Children's Authors
An online collection of Aesop's Fables is available here, with the moral outlined even before the story begins.Have your class select one each week to continue throughout the school year, and discuss the different character traits highlighted through the story line.
FAIRY TALE ACTIVITIES:
FAVORITE FAIRY TALES:
ART AND LITERATURE LESSON PLAN:
Happily Ever After - Reading and Writing Fairy Tales
Folger Library offers a fabulous lesson plan archive and general tips on teaching Shakespeare to students.
Chill with Will
Created just for students, this site will help answer questions about studying Shakespeare, including information about his life, works, language, and home.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The complete collection of the Bard's works is all here.
Did Shakespeare actually write the plays generally accredited to him? Some think not. The debate continues at this site.
Legends: Shakespeare's Stories
WEB GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE'S "JULIUS CAESAR":
Four main student activities to support and extend your class reading of "Julius Caesar" can be found at this site, along with a web guide and further resources.
The Academy of American Poets
Find poetry exhibits, listening booths of actors reading poetry aloud, and more.
Have fun exploring poetry this summer with 15 Poems You Can Write Now, with templates or guidelines for getting your students to successfully create poetry immediately--and perhaps even like it.
POETRY FOR UPPER ELEMENTARY STUDENTS:
LYRICAL LESSONS ONLINE:
HYPERBOLE LESSON PLAN:
DISCOVERING ROBERT FROST:
Did you know that Robert Frost was actually born in California; not New England, as many would place him? And that he failed pretty miserably as a farmer? Have your students research Frost's life with online resources, read his poetry (including "Stopping by the Woods...") and use the worksheet to guide them in their poetry readings.
The Novel Guide
Alphabetical Listing of American Authors
American Literature on the Web
To Kill a Mockingbird: Student Survival Guide
To Kill a Mockingbird & Harper Lee
Huck Finn: A teaching Guide
Catcher in the Rye: Novel Analysis
The Crucible: Novel Analysis
The Story of Beowolf
Beowolf Main Page
RESOURCES FOR THE STUDY OF BEOWULF:
This site includes background, a study guide, preservation efforts, an examination of the language in "Beowulf", and more.
Find a host of online resources, lesson plans--for both literature and grammar of the text--and a unit test.