NEW!!!! Here is where I will post the newest "finds":

Writing in Slow Motion...A TED-Ed video explaining how to slow down time when writing.
Really cool, media rich Romeo and Juliet
Fun way to learn about irregular verbs

Test your vocabulary....how many words do you know?

TeachingBooks.netBringing authors and books to life Free Trial Here is a free sample....
Adam Fortunate Eagle, 2012 Young Adult Winner of the American Indian Youth Literature Award,

60 second recaps....Good stuff shared by Paul
Video Spark Notes...23 videos and counting. Worth checking out.
Reader's Theatre Scripts
Teaching English with Technology....site offers many links and is well organized. Check it out!
Vocal Sushi
Interesting site organizes educational videos by age range as well as subject matter. Check it out here.

Art of teaching

National Writing Project has a helpful site dealing with writing, from teaching to student showcase at Digital IS


Audio Books/E


booksOnline Audio Stories – Free Audio Books to Download.Great
Classic Books as Comics...full content
Pay per book audio....hundreds to choose from. Decent prices
Book search engine
Free audio books at Books Should Be Free
Hundreds of free audio books.Librivox.org
Hundreds of free books to download to a PDA/Phone/Kindle:Manybooks.net
Another long list of links for free or almost free books....from children's books to textbooks.
Free ebooks to download in various formats, including Kindle-munseys
242,000 free ebooks and counting at ebooksread
Create Ebooks online
Free online books:ReadPrint.com
Free audio books Over 250 books!
Free books to download to an IPod or MP3 player at AudioOwl
Free online books:Tons of links
Free online books, poems and stories in audio or printable formats
Audio books at AudioOwl.com
Actors reading popular children's books. What fun!

Download and read current books free at onRead.com

Free audio books and much more at OpenCulture

Authors/Specific works (See also Literary Guides)

Links to many books, including introductions read by authors
Anne Bradstreet: Information and links
Emily Dickinson:Dickinson
Chaucer MetaPage
Canterbury Cathedral virtual tour
Chaucer at Infoplease.com

Virtual Macbeth
Edutopia's article on Shaking Up Shakespeare with links!

The Crucible with the New York Times
Walking in Holden's Shoes in Manhattan at this NYTimes site
Edgar Allen Poe
Mark Twain:Twain

More Twain...teaching Twain with the New York Times
Mark Twain's autobiography full text
Twain lessons an many links at the NY Times
Teaching Shakespeare...Many helpful links from the Folger Shakespeare Library
Shakespeare Retold. Site has an abundance of information with links, games, lessons, quizzes.....
Romeo and Juliet in a media rich format
Authors Webliography at LSU

Bibliography Generators

Bibliography maker using ISBN
Citation machine
Bibme/online bib. creator:Bib Me

Citation builders

Updated site on documenting sources. Bedford
Cite this for me-The Harvard Referencing Generator
Easy Bib
Bib Me
Citation machine

Curriculum Ideas For English/Language Arts

Hundreds of links for various subtopics, including educational English games. Worth checking out!

Best of the Web for English: Slideshare of suggestions
English links by sub-topic:WebEnglishTeacher
Using "The Simpsons" to study satire. New York Times lesson with links to video
Digital Librarian....hundreds of literature links
Lit trips....use Google Earth to create map links dealing with literature. See literature in a new way.

Many, many links Elizabethanproject

Holocaust survivors video: http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/18706-voices-from-the-holocaust-part-2-video.htm
Frontline...Memory of the camps
Database of award winning Children's Literature. Wonderful tool!

Scribbling Women-Teaching about American women in literature
WebEnglishTeacher: Many links
external image moz-screenshot.pngFree online whiteboard at Groupboard


Visual dictionary: Visuwords
Visual Thesaurus:visual
Big HUGE Thesaurus
Save the words....fun site from the Oxford English Dictionary


Film making lesson plans. Well documented with numerous resource links.
The Grammar of TV and Film Excellent resource for basic information regarding camera angles, etc.
MovieClips....great resource
Slapstick in movies....clips to show
Best movie clipsto teach language....also concepts in film
Watch and download black and white movies at bnwmovies
Film curriculum program The Story of Movies

Detailed explanation of Psycho on this blog

James Dean Tribute with many links

Best Extended Takes in movies
Find quotes from movies or series using this search engine
Watch Indie films online at Openfilm
Find movie reviews
Film map-Interesting
Watch horror movieson-line
Film information by the film makers
Tons of links for everything film
Rhyming dictionary--lets you chose where the rhyme goes
Read scripts online here
Online journalism...blog with online lectures and demonstrations
Where was it filmed?
Free screenplays
See which movies are being rented using a map to illustrate. Interesting!
Best documentaries at MUST WATCH

Fun Stuff

Create character trading cards at Read/Write/Think

Games for learning

Collection of games for many content areas, including English
Knoword...an online game of vocabulary and spelling. Fun. No downloads needed.


See writing/grammar/plagiarism below

Literacy/Reading Strategies

Website with MANY links:Great list of helpful links
Reading strategies for all content areas. Great set of links

Literary/Study Guides

Shmoop literary guides and much more One of the best sites I've foound
Free online literary study guides-can also print or use as an iphone app at LitCharts.com
links, etc.

Angela's Ashes Wiki
Catcher in the Rye

The Crucible:
Teacher's Guide with interactive links at Score
Shmoop's Guide to The Crucible
enotes study guide
A research guide with MANY links
Web English Teacher links for The Crucible

Great Expectations
Interactive Of Mice and Men....for slate or smartboard
The Great Gatsby
To Kill A Mockingbird
New York Times collections of To Kill A Mockingbird sites

The Lord of the Flies

The Odyssey: New York Times lessons and resources
The Odyssey photo slide show on Shmoop

Literary Hoaxes

Teaching Shakespeare...Many helpful links from the Folger Shakespeare Library

Music and Literature

Great website with links to songs to coordinate with literature
From the above website, a database of songs


Mythology search engine
Godchecker.com search engine
Greek gods

Myths and Legends story maker-AWESOME


Classic poetry read out loud
Authors" reading" their own poems on YouTube:Interesting animation
More authors reading poetry
Fun site: http://www.writerhymes.com
Representative Poetry On Line
Poets.org Great site!

The Poetry Society site

American Life in Poetry

Howl in film Lessons from the NewYorkTimes


Looking for inspiration? Check this site
Random quotes


ReadingReading groups resources

Speech Communications

WebEnglish Teacher list of lesson links for Speech
EducationWorld list of lessons for Speech Communications
Speech topics, PowerPoint backgrounds, etc.:Presentation Helper


Origami videos:how to
How stuff works

Wonder How to: thousands of videos
Enotes...great for research

Free sound effects using Songle search engine


California k12 textbooks...free to download/includes IPad app. at ck12.org


Reader's Theatre scripts here.
Free sound effects SoundJay
Links for everything Theatre

Vocabulary/Word Games

Test your vocabulary....how many words do you know?
Vocab Sushi
Create visual word clouds:Wordle
Vocabulary tool that's cool: Vocabgrabber
Free on-line word games. Fun and challenging, too:Word game
lemons.jpg Lemons for Literacy=Vocab. game that donates to reading programs. If you like Free Rice, you'll like this, too!
Vocab. builder and food provider! Free Rice vocab
Word sift: Visualize your text.

Wiki Information

Great site offering instructions and examples for creating and using a wiki at teachersfirst.com

Writing and Grammar and Plagiarism Checkers


Fun way to learn about irregular verbs
Essay grader
Huge list of interactive grammar quizzes

Better English quizzes

BBC Skillswise word grammar
Grammar Gremlins Interactive for slate or online. Cute
Writing prompts at oneword.com gives you a single word. You write for 60 seconds and can share your work. Fun!
Interactive proofreading activity.

Another plagiarism checker
Letter writer Generate letters with this ReadWriteThink site

BigDog Grammar MLA Quick Guide
Many links to help with writing and grammar
Grammar Songs:Check the tune links
Plagiarism checker
Great collection of information and links about plagiarism
at Spelling City.com
Conjugation helper...very helpful website
paper-rater-logo.pngInstantly check a paper for errors and/or plagiarism at PaperRater.com

chomp.pngChompchomp.com offers games, worksheets and other great things for grammar