young adult literature
How to use this site
Goals for teaching
literature: What does it mean to teach literature?
students’ individual differences: Who are our kids?
Organizing Literature Instruction: How Do I Decide What to Teach?
to Foster Interpretation: How Can I Help Students Read Better?
Discussions of Literature: How Do I Get Them to Talk about Literature?
literature: How do I get them to write about literature?
in the classroom: What’s the use of story?
and task-specific strategies: How does the shape of a text change
the shape of my teaching?
Classics: Do I Have To Teach the Canon, And If So, How Do I Do It?
to Engage Students with Literature: What are Different Ways of Seeing?
Literacy: What else is a text and how do I teach it?
Evaluating Students’ Learning: How do I know what they’ve
Selection, Censorship, Creating an Ethical Classroom Environment.
and Teacher Professionalism: How do I Stay in Control, Out of Trouble,
and Continue to Develop as A Teacher?
All American: Literature,
History, and Culture
on the Teaching of American Literature from the Heath Anthology
in the teaching of American literature: from the T-AMLIT JOURNAL
Webquest: Call of the Wild
Webquest: To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird companion web site
Webquest: The Crucible
Webquest: Of Mice and Men
Webquest: The Scarlet Letter
Webquest: The Great Gatsby
lots of webquests by text/author
American writers: biographical information
Novel Guides: guides for specific novels
ClassicNotes: summary essays on texts
Sparknotes: study guides for novels
Author sites organized by period
themes/issues for evoking responses
includes students’ responses to issues/themes
History of American Literature: organized by period
lots of lesson plans
The Jolly Roger: literature for the current generation
KillDevilHill: lots of on-line literature
lots of English-teaching Webquests
Webquest: American literature and history: different periods
lots of American literature webquests
teaching multicultural aspects of early American literature
lots of resources for teaching American literature
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SITE
hundreds of study guides from Oxford/Cambridge
The Literature Network: on-line literature
Project Gutenberg: on-line literature
one of the most important on-line literature sites
college course syllabi
on-line literature by author
lots of cyberguides for teaching specific texts
Index of Authors
American literature and ALL other kinds
American Literature Archive
This page functions as a table of contents and includes a plethora of diverse Internet resources specifically designed for the study of American Literature.
Library of Syllabi for Teaching the American Literatures
Post-WWII American Literature and Culture Database
American Literature Research and Reference Guide
research by time period
Project Crow (Course Resources On the Web)
website for American literature surveys
teaching guides (enter a title)
electronic archive: teaching American literature
Annenberg Learning Channel series: American Literary Passages
American Literature on the web.
Chronological information on American literature
American literature literary periods
Hypertexts of various American literature sources; alphabetical; contains some more obscure titles/authors
Information on different kinds of American literature
About To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men and other banned books.
Another source on To Kill a Mockingbird.
A good source for Of Mice and Men
A good source for American short stories
A good general American Lit website
Latin-American short stories
A native American literature website
Jewish American literature
American short story sources
Native American Literature—short stories
Buley Library: A modern American literature site; contains a lot of poetry
A good thorough website. Contains a lot of poetry, plus things like horror and sci-fi
American Literature and Music, with a focus on African-American literature and music
A good database for American lit. Includes teaching resources and on-line resources
A good database of different American Lit resources
Internet Links for different teachers lesson plans
A good resource for literature and history
American literature and slavery; combines history
A good resource; fairly academic; good for teacher background/resource
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A Multi-Media Approach to Teaching The Grapes of Wrath
onlinebooks.library [University of Pennsylvania]
electronic text center [University of Virginia]
humanities text initiative [University of Michigan]
athena: authors and text
the Internet classis archives [MIT]
mimi: American literature "e-text" [Keele University]
useful links: American literature [Keele University]
Literature Website [links to current on-line literature]
[summaries and on-line texts]
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
and Mythology Electronic Texts
On-line Books Page
Women's Voices [women's writing before 1700]
Classic short stories
short story classics
Broadcasting Corporation [audio stories]
Directory [short stories]
the Pages on the web
Victorian Women Writers Project
Library [organized by author; middle school literature]
Reading Zone of the Internet Public Library
American literature links from different pages
American Literature and Culture
Crossroads: American literature hypertexts
Online American Literature Resources
American Literature to 1900
About: Mark Twain
NCTE: The American Collection
ReadWriteThink lesson: Connotation, Character, and Color Imagery in The Great Gatsby
Lesson: The Red Badge of Courage as a New Form of Realism
Lesson: Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Biographers
Lesson: Faulkner's As I Lay Dying : Form of a Funeral
Lesson: Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury : Benjy's Sense of Time
Lesson: Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find": Who's the Real Misfit?
Lesson: Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
Lesson: Pioneer Values in Willa Cather's My Antonia
Lesson: Profiles in Courage: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird