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Literature


Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/literature/

Uncle Tom's Cabin
Literature- Uncle Toms Cabin (site lists around 7 different lesson plans)
http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/history/hs_lp_uncletomcabin.htm

Beowulf
Students study the literature and literary techniques of the early Middle Ages, preparing to read Beowulf with an appreciation for its artistry and beauty. Students will learn the conventions of Anglo-Saxon poetry, solve online riddles, write riddles, and reflect on what they have learned.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=410

Site with various links (some interactive, some resources for teachers) on different activities for the novel Beowulf in a high school classroom (grades 11-12th)
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/beowulf.html

Scarlet Letter
Scarlet Letter- Links that can connect you to interactive vocabulary, text online, discussion questions, diagrams, and lots more.
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/hawthorne.html

Scarlet Letter- Lesson Planet (10 day free trial) with great lesson plans for all types of learning. This link connects you to ideas all related to the Scarlet Letter.
http://www.lessonplanet.com/search/search?keywords=Scarlet+Letter&media=lesson&offset=10

Edgar Allan Poe
This interactive site has a lot of information about the author, plus games and interactive maps relating to his life and works. NOTE: This site is for older students and includes external links to sites that have discussion boards.
http://knowingpoe.thinkport.org/default_flash.asp

Explore the links to learn more about Poe and to read letters written to him and by him. Click on "Works" to read his poems and tales. Other links lead to descriptions of his house and grave
http://www.eapoe.org/

In this Webquest, students investigate Poe’s life and its impact on his works. Very interactive and fun project for students to work on while reading some of his work.
http://www.geocities.com/educationplace/poe/wqpoe.htm

Click on the links to read the full text for five of Poe's stories
http://www.literature.org/authors/poe-edgar-allan/

This museum site includes a biography of his life and samples of some of his works. There is also an online quiz.
http://www.poemuseum.org/

Macbeth
Macbeth- This site is text only but I suggest it b/c it translates Macbeth in terms that high school students will find fascinating- blood and gruesome stories.
http://www.pathguy.com/macbeth.htm

Various Literature Activities
Vocab learning games for kids.
http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary_games.html

What happens if a student forgets their novel in their locker? With this website, many popular high school (and some middle) school novels are posted online for free. No excuses now!
http://www.americanliterature.com/ARCHIVES/ARCHIVES.HTML

Literacy Elements- High School Level Literature. Site is full of graphics. Only downfall is that the site corresponds to a textbook so you would need to search for the content focus.
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/course/game/play.phtml?dest=Lit_v52.dcr&width=500&height=300&ini=lesson2.ini&height2=296

Excellent site for elementary and/or middle school age students. Site offers a ReadWriteThink approach with different interactive tools. They would love it!
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp

Site with lots of links all related to literature (mostly 8th-12th grade). Not all links are interactive but offer good ideas for teaching literature.
http://home.cogeco.ca/~rayser3/litera1.htm

Provides grammar exercises, handouts, presentations, videos and more.
http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm


Picture Books


Elementary Level Picture Books - Big Universe® is an award winning web community devoted to beautiful children's picture books. READ hundreds of offerings from today's best children's book publishers, CREATE e-books with the help of an easy-to-use Author Tool,
http://www.biguniverse.com/

Site has many videos explaining different grammar concepts in natural conversations.
http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos


Phonics


Elementary Level Phonics exercises and videos
http://www.starfall.com/n/level-a/learn-to-read/load.htm?f

Site has crossword puzzles and lots of word games
http://www.brainbashers.com

Spelling
http://www.funbrain.com/spellroo/index.html
http://www.funbrain.com/spell/index.html

Building Language for Literacy- young children
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll/index.htm

A fun interactive game for students to practice proofreading
http://www.portlandproof.com/games/proof-it

A fun writing prompt generator
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/


Grammar


Interactive daily warm-up for students. Daily Edit… post the paragraph on the whiteboard and have students edit it from their desk when they enter the room. After a couple of minutes, have students come to the board to edit.
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/edit.shtml

Great site for grades 3rd-5th on basic parts of speech and vocabulary. They will love it!
http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/grammar_park.html

Glossary for grades 1st-5th (some with audio)
http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/grammar/index5p.html

Grade 3- Proofreading
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/pmp/interactive_guide/g03/g03home.htm

Grades 1st-5th Grammar Skills (with audio and quiz)
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/goforgold/content_builder/dswmedia/g3c10/nadia.htm

The Grammar Gorillas- beginner (nouns and verbs) and advanced (all parts of speech). Site does contain advertisements
http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/

More writing prompts
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html

Brief description of 4 types of writing and short identifying exercise.
http://freeology.com/journal/4-types-of-writing/

The Plural Girls- younger grades (multiple choice or fill in the blanks)
http://www.funbrain.com/plurals/index.html

Word Confusion- younger grades
http://www.funbrain.com/whichword/index.html

Is this sentence correct? Quiz
http://www.quia.com/quiz/126153.html

Punctuate- 4 Games
http://www.quia.com/jg/282829.html

TONS of interactive links! Links connect to grammar, writing, and much more!
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/tools/english-hs.html#Interactive

Link to contemporary American poetry archive
http://capa.conncoll.edu/


Writing Prompts


Writing Prompts with Pictures
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/ideasforwriters_preview/gr4/prompts/prompts_pictures.html

Wacky Tales- younger (Mad Libs)
http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/wt.cgi?A1=s



Writing


Brief explanations of writing types
http://esd.iu5.org/TeacherLink/writingrubric/persuasive_cover.htm
Writing handbook- a lot of text but a lot of information
http://www.saugatuck.k12.mi.us/handbook.htm

Writing Guide- lots of text!
http://www.oswego.org/staff/tcaswell/wg/index.htm

Interactive Storyboards- when we ask students to create a PowerPoint presentation, we all see them much more worried about the graphics, the design, and how pretty it is…. Not the content. The interactive storyboards change this. The content becomes the focus compared to the design.
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/storyboards/index.shtml

Excellent site for elementary and/or middle school age students. Site offers a ReadWriteThink approach with different interactive tools. They would love it!
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp

Read Hundreds of published books or create your own. This is a great site for all grade levels. Share quality reading time with your children or students. Select books from our extensive collection or bring out your creativity, improve your writing skills, or just have fun writing a book together with your child or as a classroom project. You can even publish your creation to share with friends and family!
http://www.biguniverse.com


Persuasive Writing Ideas


Persuasive Writing Lesson Plan
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/LAKinestheticApproachPersuasiveWriting510.htm

Study guide for writing a persuasive essay
http://www.studygs.net/wrtstr4.htm


SAT Prep


Free online tutorials and practice tests
http://www.proprofs.com/sat/exams/practice-tests.shtml