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LITERATURE

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LITERATURE SEARCH

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

http://www.educ.ucalgary.ca/litindex/

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ONLINE BOOKS

Turning the pages

Turn the pages of some great books from the British Library (requires shockwave)

http://www.bl.uk/collections/treasures/digitisation1.html

Classic Reader -  
Over 600 books and 900 short stories presented in unabridged versions that one can

 "can read, search, and annotate." The collection is mostly fiction, short stories, and

 poetry and includes children's literature.
Browsable by author, title, or type of work. All works are in the public domain and may

 be read online or downloaded. 

Free registration is required for downloading and annotating. 

http://www.classicreader.com/

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CRITICAL COMMENTARIES

Cliff notes

http://www.cliffs.com/index.html

Sparknotes A variety of resources, including plot summaries and quizzes, 
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit

Bartleby.com
Find the full texts of some of the most important and influencial works 
http://aol.bartleby.com/literature/

http://www.kevinsplayroom.co.uk/

(go to Englih/literature )

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GENERAL

Penguin Readers teachers' guide to using best sellers

www.penguinreaders.com/downloads/prteachersguides/ PRTGUsingBestsellers.pdf

English literature Timeline

http://www.literatureclassics.com/ancientpaths/englishlit.html

American literature

American authors, timeline, literary movements, links to American literature sites

http://www.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl311/litfram.html

 online sites on American literature compiled by the U.S. government.

http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/oal/amlitweb.htm

Brief biographies of seventy-eight writers born in the United States.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAwriters.htm

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PERIODS

Medieval , Middle English and Renaissance English literature

http://www.luminarium.org

Don Juan or Europe Unmasked

 Europe in the XVIIth century a study of art, litterature, religion and

 society 

http://www.don-juan.org

Victorian literature

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/victoria.html

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POETRY

A few words about prosody (in French)

http://www.llsh.univ-savoie.fr/lea/Perdrieau/Lettres/poetry.htm

BBC poetry

Read and listen as poets perform their own works

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/poetry/outloud/index.shtml

Poetry archive 

Poetry4kids

Lovely poems for children (click on poems to find 40 gems by Kenn Nesbitt)

http://www.poetry4kids.com/

Academy of American Poets
Learn techniques for poetry reading, visit the "listening booths" to hear poems read by

 their creators or search for information on your favorite poet.
http://www.poets.org

The poetry showcase
TeachIt believes that the Internet should be a two way process, with
students able to upload their own work as well as downloading ideas
and information. For this reason they are now offering a 'virtual
classroom display' where teachers can reward and motivate effort by
publishing students' work. And, if the glory is not enough reward the
first 50 young writers will also receive their own Oxford Schools
Dictionary. ...
http://www.teachit.co.uk/index.asp?publish=2

Love poems

get your pupils to read , write and publish love poems

You will also find many interesting links on the subject .

http://www.eun.org/eun.org2/eun/en/myeurope/content.cfm?lang=en&ov=12871

Langston Hughes

particularly known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through the sixties.

http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?prmID=84&CFID=12862051&CFTOKEN=25472831

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.

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/download/britlit/metro/metro.shtml

Nursery rhymes 

http://www.love-poems.me.uk/a_children's_nursery_rhymes_index.htm

http://www.eaglesweb.com/Mother_Goose.htm

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AUDIO

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.

http://wiredforbooks.org

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The writer's almanach : a daily program of poetry and history  broadcast on public radio . Includes an archive of the audio and text .
http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/

http://town.hall.org/radio/HarperAudio/

http://www.psychicworld.net/Pots.htm

AFRICAN AMERICAN

 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.

http://www.geocities.com/afam_literature/index.html

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WAR LITERATURE

An anthology of over 100 extracts, both prose and poetry, dealing
with war - with particular reference to the First World War.
Maintained by Steve Brown, the website includes work by Rupert
Brooke, Julian Grenfell, John McCrae, Isaac Rosenberg, W. B. Yeats,
Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Edmund Blunden, Edward Thomas,
Charles Hamilton Sorley, Robert Graves, Rudyard Kipling, Ivor Gurney
and Carl Sandburg.

http://www.stevebrown.clara.net/html/experience_of_war_index.htm

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MYSTERY

Mystery.net

http://www.mysterynet.com/timeline/

A guide to classic mystery and detection

http://members.aol.com/mg4273/classics.htm

Definition

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detective_fiction
a very rich site http://www.classiccrimefiction.com/site_search.asp

Detective Fiction on Stamps http://www.trussel.com/detfic/detect.htm

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AUTHORS

Roald Dahl

http://www.roalddahl.com/index2.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.

 lesson plans and classroom activities 
http://www.roalddahlfans.com/

with suggestions for classroom activities

http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5113/

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Dickens

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/

http://www.fidnet.com/~dap1955/dickens/index.html and
http://www.rmplc.co.uk/orgs/dickens/DHM/DHM2/index.html 

animation 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/bleakhouse/animation.shtml

worksheets

http://www.editions-hatier.fr/anglais_exercices/index.html

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Hemingway

http://www.lostgeneration.com/hrc.htm

 The Hemingway Resource Center

http://www.ehfop.org/life/

http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/hemingway/

A complete account of Hemingway’s life

Orwell

web-based activity

Shakespeare

Shakespeare's life and times
This site is divided into the ten sections: Shakespeare's Life, The
Stage, Society, History & Politics, Background of Ideas, The Drama,
Literature, Art, and Music, Some Plays Explored and Reference &
Indexes. Each section is divided into "chapters." Links followed by
an asterisk open up a "pop-up" note on the same page; links without
the asterisk go to a different page; links external to the site are
signalled in green, and open a new window in your browser.
http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Library/SLT/intro/introsubj.html

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Steinbeck

        The Web English Teacher contains a biography of Steinbeck and discussion guides to some of his best-known works.

http://www.webenglishteacher.com/steinbeck.html


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.
                        http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/mice/micetg.html

James Thurber

The Mongoose
http://members.tripod.com/the_english_dept/hotpot/mong.html
 worksheets
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/activitice/menus/index3/mongoose.htm

Some of the fables read by Peter Ustinov

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TITLES

Alice in Wonderland

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Study aids

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/malcolmx/

Nemo

http://www.nemoenamerique.com

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Harry Potter

http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/books/index.htm

some reproducible activities in pdf format  and even a pronunciation guide!

Where does Joanne Rowling get her ideas? An interview

http://hosted.ukoln.ac.uk/stories/stories/rowling/interview.htm

  quiz

http://encarta.msn.com/quiz/quiz.asp?quizid=56

worksheet and resources

http://www.ac-dijon.fr/pedago/langues/anglais/harrypot/accueil.htm

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Lord of the Rings

http://www.nytimes.com/specials/advertising/movies/tolkien/index.html

The Tolkien archives. With extracts from the book read by J.R.R.Tolkien himself.

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Fahrenheit 451

Sparknotes http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/451/

a webquest  http://www.fsu.edu/~CandI/ENGLISH/webquest2/enter451.htm  and more particularly :
part 3
Banned Books and Reasons
The Most Frequently Banned Books in the 1990's
To start a debate about censorship
http://www.fsu.edu/~CandI/ENGLISH/webquest2/ftaskthree.htm and students comments about F451:
http://www.fsu.edu/~CandI/ENGLISH/webquest2/feedback.htm

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Frankenstein

                       The  text on line

                       http://www.literature.org/authors/shelley-mary/frankenstein/

                       Summary, main characters, explanation of the subtitle, other gothic novels ...

                       http://home.tiscali.nl/%7Ehamberg/

                        Woksheets based on the Macmillan elementary reader  
                       http://www.macmillanenglish.com/default.aspx?id=476
                        Video show
                        http://www.thebakken.org/Frankenstein/show.htm
                        a site for the the National Library of Medicine's exhibit, Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature.
                        http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/frankenstein/frankhome.html

                       see films too

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the Grapes of Wrath 

some lesson plans

http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/grapesofwrath/index.html

Reading comprehension and java script exercises by Lucy Georges

http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/grapes.htm

  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

http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/Steinbeck/grapes.html

  the setting, characters, plot, themes, mood, background, and

 literary/historical aspects 

http://www.pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monkeynotes/pmGrapes01.asp

Tom Joad (Woody Guthrie)

http://shorty.mudcat.org/!!-song99.cfm?stuff=fall99+D+12316409

Woody Guthrie and the Grapes of Wrath

lesson plans  from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

http://www.rockhall.com/programs/plandetail.asp?id=529

(see films too)

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The Glass Menagerie - Tenessee Williams

study + interactive exercises using Hot Potatoes.
(the author, the characters, theatre vocabulary)
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/absolutenglish-972/notes/uscivi/glassmenagerie/ressourcepage.htm

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

short text + vocabuary quiz

http://dwc.hct.ac.ae/fnd/engread/read-quiz/dorian-mc.htm

online version

http://www.online-literature.com/wilde/dorian_gray/

Spaksnotes

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/doriangray/

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