Authors & Literary Figures
Author Website Listing – Use this directory that lists author’s websites through which you can contact an author and ask your questions.
Skype an Author Network – Contact current authors through Skype and have them ‘visit’ your classroom using Skype. Use this Author Website Listing to find an author with whom to connect.
Virsona – Create a virtual you and chat with others, also, more importantly, you can talk with literary and historical figures or create a persona for an author or novel character with whom others can converse.
Introduction to Modern Literary Theory – Overview of modern literary theory by Associate Professor Dr. Kristi Siegel of Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Acrostic Poetry – A Read.Write.Think. flash resource for teaching how to write an acrostic poem.
Canadian Folk Songs: Centennial Collection – Index of 118 songs with audio recordings as well.
Diamond Poetry – A Read.Write.Think. flash resource for teaching how to write a diamond poem.
Poetry 180 – 180 poems, one for each day of the school year, selected with high school students in mind. It’s suggested that they be incorporated into the school day, for example, as a part of the daily announcements.
Poetry Archive – The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience. Poems and recordings of poems; student and teacher resources available.
Poetry Foundation – Published a poetry magazine, and it’s purpose is to discover and celebrate the best poetry. There are audio, podcasts and articles on the site.
Poets’ Corner – Traditional poems organized with an A-Z index.
Poets.org – American poets and poetry.
Triptico Poetry Magazine – Online e-magazine with illustrated poems.
Wired for Books – Poetry Online.
60 Second Recap – Recap of numerous literary works that is completed in 60 seconds. Some (or all) of the following is covered specifically or as an overview: plot, characterization, theme, symbolism (motifs), conclusion, context.
American Beginnings – Primary documents and resources for American’s early history.
Bartleby Great Books Online – Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse provided to students and teachers for free.
Book Adventure – A free reading motivational program for elementary school children; however, there are quizzes available for numerous high school titles as well. Take quizzes on books and raise money for United Way.
East of the Web: Games – Language and vocabulary games.
East of the Web: Interactive – Interactive reading and writing activities/challenges.
East of the Web: Short Stories – Short stories to read online from numerous different authors.
Elements of Literature – Literature and writing resources for grades six to twelve.
Lit 2 Go – A free online collection of stories and poems in MP3 format that can be listened to on the go or on your computer.. It’s possible to view the text online as you read and to print out the stories and poems to make your own books.
Lit Tunes – Ideas and links to connect literature to existing music.
Literature Network, The – Searchable online literature!
Literary Network, The – A variety of resources on major known literary works: history, links, articles, quizzes, forums and discussion.
Luminarium – An anthology of English Literature: Medieval, Rennaisance, 17th Century, Restoration, Poetry, etc. There’s also history articles and information that relate to the literature.
Read Print – Free online book library for students, teachers, etc. There are books, poems, short stories, plays and essays.
Repeat After Us – Online library of a variety of copyright free English texts and scripted recordings (poems, stories, etc.) that can be downloaded and listened to in MP3 format.
Shmoop – Over 100 earning guides for literature and poetry, among other relevant subjects – very detailed in content and has links to other online resources.
Teen Ink – A teen literary magazine, website and books written by teens since 1989.
Teen Reads – Author interviews and reading list of books that teen love.
Web English Teacher – Resources on numerous major known literary works: teacher lessons, activities, websites, etc.
A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples – Division of Classics Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Cultures at the University of Kentucky.
Mrs. Dowling’s Literature Terms – Lessons, exercises and quizes for 30 different literature terms.
Short Story Unit – Interactive flash-based unit on the elements of the short story. Learn through a multi-media experience.
Absolute Shakespeare – The essential resource for Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography, and the Globe Theatre.
BBC Drama – 60 Second Shakespeare, Shakespeare Retold TV, games and interactive.
BBC History – William Shakespeare’s history.
Elizabethan Dictionary, William Shakespeare – Dictionary of Elizabethan words online.
Mr. William Shakespeare & the Internet – An annotated guide to the scholarly resources available on the internet, and a collection of materials that are not available elsewhere on the net.
No Fear Shakespeare – Full side-by-side play translation for numerous Shakespearean plays.
No Sweat Shakespeare – Full play translations, quote translations, articles on Shakespeare’s life and times, and Shakespearean essays to make Shakespeare’s works more accessible and understandable to students.
Open Source Shakespeare – Read the plays, use the advanced search, and look up words in the concordance.
Shakespeare – A variety of resources, activities and discussion surrounding Shakespeare and his plays.
Shakespeare Cafeteria – A social ning site for students, teachers, actors, scholars and fans of Shakespeare’s works.
Shakespeare Searched – Search themes, words, symbols, characters, etc., in a particular play or all of Shakespeare’s works.
Shakespearean Tragedy – A.C. Bradley’s critical resource online.
The Complete Works of Shakespeare – The full text of Shakespeare’s plays and poems.
Wired for Books – Audio MP3 versions of major Shakespeare plays including Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice. Free for personal use.
Clicknotes on Macbeth – Scene index, search, notable quotes, summaries, character reviews, themes and motifs, bibliography, online resources, lesson plans, and historical documents.
Enjoying Macbeth – A collection of interesting supportive information regarding the play compiled and written by Ed Friedlander, M.D.
Macbeth Analysis – The following article was originally published in The Drama: Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization, vol. 14. ed. Alfred Bates. London: Historical Publishing Company, 1906. pp. 34-39.
Macbeth Plugged – An online, annotated version of the play.
New York Review of Books – “Shakespeare and the Uses of Power” by Stephen Greenblat.