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
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?
Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors
a fun site
World literature: essays/study guides
Webquest: The Bluest Eye: the beauty industry
Webquest: The Bluest Eye: who’s to blame?
students create a legal case for who is to blame for Pecola’s plight
Webquest: House on Mango Street
Webquest: The Harlem Renaissance and Raisin in the Sun
contemporary postcolonial literature
Voices from the Gap: Women Writers of Color
excellent site with biographical/critical information on women writers of color; site housed at the University of Minnesota
lots of Webquests organized by title
Teaching Chicano literature
Teaching Native American oral literature
Teaching Asian-American literature
Literature and Life: African-American Literature at the Givens Collection, University of Minnesota
African-American Literature online
Open-Directory: African-American authors
Harlem Renaissance writers
Native American Literature
Native American Texts
Native American authors
Native Web: Literature resources
Student Units[ you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the following PDF files ]
Voices of the Shuttle: Other Literature in English
PBS: World Literature resources
Jack Lynch: Other National Literatures
Edsitement: World Literature: lesson plans
20 th Century Latin American Writers
Latin American literature
Japanese Literature for the high school
A Europe of Tales: European myths
International Children's Digital Library
Dreaming: literature of Australia
World Myths and Legends
Center for Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
African Literature book list
African Literature on the Internet
African Writers and Their Literature
African Writers--Voices of Change
Literature from around the world
World Literature by Women.
Women Writers and African Literature
Images of Africa
Critical Multicultural Education and the Media
Latinos in the U.S. Media
Teaching Middle School Students about Media Representations (Smoke Signals, based on Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven)
An Integrated Unit of Chinese-American Literature and Media
Lesson: Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart : Teaching Through the Novel
Lesson: Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart : Oral and Literary Strategies
Lesson: Arabic Poetry: Guzzle a Ghazal!
Lesson: Japanese Noh plays
Lessons: Indian epics