Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Resources by Discipline   
Modified - 06/17/2015 09:48pm English

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.  ~Franklin P. Jones



Vocabulary

Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145000 words that you explore using an interactive map. It's a tool for people who think visually.

Developing Reading Skills

Reading Plus - Reading Plus helps students transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” by building the unseen and unheard skills that make comprehension possible and learning inevitable.

American Literature

Perspectives in American Literature

This site covers the ten literary movements in American Literature. It includes information on over 220 authors.

Internet Public Library Literary Criticism Site

The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period."

American Writers II: The 20th Century

Developed by C-Span, this is an American History series that looks at the lives and works of selected American writers who have chronicled, reflected upon or influenced the course of our nation.

Edgar Allan Poe - created by the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. The Collected works of Edgar Allan Poe (a comprehensive collection of e-texts of all of Poe’s writings, from the original sources and with multiple versions as revised during his lifetime)



Animal Farm

Character profiles from Animal Farm

Table - comparing characters to people during the Russian Revolution



Banned and Challenged Books

Banned Classic Books 

ALA Frequently Challenged Books

statement about banned and challenged books from American Library Association



Biographies -

Biographical Dictionary - This free web site is a good source of basic facts concerning a particular individual. It offers information on more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.

Biography.com - This is A&E's site. It includes searchable text from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia.

Colonial Hall: Biographies of America's Founders - This is an ongoing project. The biographies here are of the founding fathers. These are divided into three categories: Signers of the Declaration, Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences - Profiles of African men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering. Indexed by people and profession.



English Language Learners

Crossword Puzzles

Longman Vocabulary Website - You may choose any topic that you would like extra practice in and double-click on that topic. Topics include word parts, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, easily confused words and vocabulary in real life.

Self Study Grammar Quizzes - Practice testing yourself on your knowledge of English Grammar here.



Grammar

Punctuation in different types of sentences - from OWL ( From Purdue Online Writing Lab)

Sentence Fragments

Paraphrasing



Poetry

Poetry Themes - The Poetry Archives

Poetic Themes A-Z - Poem Seers

Poetry Nation - The National Amateur Poetry Competition is now accepting entries for their next contest. They encourage new and previously unpublished poets to participate. All qualified entries will receive notification of acceptance within a few weeks after submission. 



Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Life and Times

Timeline of events during Shakespeare's lifetime -

PBS 

 

Religion -

ISE  (Internet Shakespeare Editions)

 

Crime and the Law -

ISE (Internet Shakespeare Editions)

What did Elizabethans consider a crime?

 

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

An annotated guide to scholarly Shakespeare resources on the Internet.

 

Shakespeare Illustrated 

 19th Century paintings, criticism, and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another.



 

Website Evaluations


The 5 W's - Kathy Schrock

Critical Evaluation of a Website - Kathy Schrock

Evaluating Web Pages - UC Berkeley

Website Evaluation - University of Oregon