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La Doucette Index provides access to books and websites that contain useful
teaching suggestions related to books for children and young adults, and the
creators of those books
Turning the pages
Turn the pages of some great books from the British Library (requires shockwave)
"can read, search, and annotate." The collection is mostly fiction, short stories, and
poetry and includes children's
be read online or downloaded.
Free registration is required for downloading and annotating.
A variety of resources, including plot summaries and
(go to Englih/literature )
Penguin Readers teachers' guide to using best sellers
English literature Timeline
American authors, timeline, literary movements, links to American literature sites
online sites on American literature compiled by the U.S. government.
Brief biographies of seventy-eight writers born in the United States.
Medieval , Middle English and Renaissance English literature
Don Juan or Europe Unmasked
Europe in the XVIIth century a study of art, litterature, religion and
A few words about prosody (in French)
Read and listen as poets perform their own works
Lovely poems for children (click on poems to find 40 gems by Kenn Nesbitt)
Academy of American Poets
their creators or search for
information on your favorite poet.
The poetry showcase
get your pupils to read , write and publish love poems
You will also find many interesting links on the subject .
particularly known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties.
Poems on the Metro Inspired by the London based 'Poems on the Underground', the 'Poems on the Metro' project was established to coincide with the opening of the new Metro in Porto, Portugal in 2003. In addition to displaying posters of British and Portuguese poems on stations and metro carriages,a small teachers' resource kit was produced to encourage teachers to use the poems in class,and to develop language skills based on a variety of poetry inputs.
This kit contains the English language poems, by Levi Tafari, John Agard, Carol Anne Duffy and John Hewitt, and a series of useful projects to develop in the classroom.
The Library of Congress
Guide to poetry and literature webcasts
Read, listen, watch: these are the options for visitors to the website, Wired for Books. The offerings range from scholarly discussions to children's stories, from Shakespeare to Anne Rice.
In-house audio productions of Macbeth and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland attract the audio book lovers, as do CBS Radio's famous author interviews, conducted by Don Swaim from the 1970s to the 1990s.
The writer's almanach : a daily program of poetry and
history broadcast on public radio . Includes an archive of
the audio and text .
A guide to African American Literature during the Twentieth Century.
over 75 novels, poems, autobiographies, and essays along with summaries of the
selected literature. Some significant events of each decade and the literary themes that African American authors were writing about during that decade.
anthology of over 100 extracts, both prose and poetry,
A guide to classic mystery and detection
Detective Fiction on Stamps http://www.trussel.com/detfic/detect.htm
Roald Dahl's life and work. with a detailed biography, the huge database, news from the world of Roald Dahl, as well as games and competitions.
plans and classroom activities
with suggestions for classroom activities
his life and workwith a timeline, an interactive map of 19th century London, an article on Dickens' journalistic career and a message board where you can post questions http://www.fidnet.com/%7Edap1955/dickens/
The Hemingway Resource Center
A complete account of Hemingway’s life
Shakespeare's life and times
There are four activities in this CyberGuide. The first activity is about Steinbeck's life and times. The second activity explores the history of migrant labor. The third activity explores facts about mental retardation. The final activity is an essay on characterization in the novel.
Some of the fables read by Peter Ustinov
some reproducible activities in pdf format and even a pronunciation guide!
Where does Joanne Rowling get her ideas? An interview
worksheet and resources
The Tolkien archives. With extracts from the book read by J.R.R.Tolkien himself.
The text on line
Summary, main characters, explanation of the subtitle, other gothic novels ...
Woksheets based on the Macmillan elementary reader
a site for the the National Library of Medicine's exhibit, Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature.
see films too
some lesson plans
Reading comprehension and java script exercises by Lucy Georges
a comparison of the film to the book, and a short history of Route 66. http://angam.ang.univie.ac.at/roadcult/grapes/frontpage.htm
a chapter by chapter summary, list of characters and related links
the setting, characters, plot, themes, mood, background, and
Tom Joad (Woody Guthrie)
Woody Guthrie and the Grapes of Wrath
lesson plans from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
(see films too)
The Glass Menagerie - Tenessee Williams
study + interactive exercises using Hot
short text + vocabuary quiz