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The OED is the world's leading authority on the history and development of the English language. It is a historical dictionary, which traces the evolution of over 600,000 words, both past and present. The OED uses quotations to illustrate how words have been used over the last millennium.
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Research authors and their works, literary movements, and genres. Find full text of literary works, journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews. (Funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners) FULL SUITE OF GALE DATABASES
Do you want to use Literature Resources from Gale at home IN MASSACHUSETTS?
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Visual Thesaurus
Try this amazing interactive dictionary and thesaurus that creates word maps exploring the meaning and relationship of words.
Do you want to use Visual Thesaurus at home?

Gale Books & Authors
Wondering what to read next? This is a great way to browse for genre fiction and essential nonfiction.
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WEB SITES

100 Best Book Blogs--for Kids, Tweens, and Teens
Here is one way to keep up with the newest and best in the book world, starting from pre-school all the way through adult books.

Your Thesis Statement
Here is all the help you'll need to create a great thesis statement!

NCTE
Resources from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Guiding Questions for Book Reviews
Great questions with point values that increase as the level of intellectual behavior increases (according to Bloom's Taxonomy).

Humorous Rules for Writing
"In my opinion, I think that an author when he is writing should definitely not get into the habit of making use of too many unnecessary words that he does not really need in order to put his message across." [and more ...]

Language Arts Learning Materials from Britannica
Interactive lessons, animations, study guides and activities. An example: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Online Poetry Classroom
Combines poetry and technology and offers free curriculum units for teachers.

American Verse Project
An electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920 sponsored by the Univ. of Michigan.

Template for Poetry Analysis
Mr. Henshaw's three-step process in Microsoft Word™ format which you may adapt.

Poetry Archive
The Poetry Archive is the world's premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. Includes some video interviews with poets. Lesson plans and activities.

Scribbling Women
Online resources for teaching American women's literature using dramatizations produced by the Public Media Foundation.

Award-Winning Children's Literature
Use this database to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. (Compiled by California State University Librarian Lisa Bartle).

Reading Rockets
Teach writing to teach reading!

Project Gutenberg
"A library of 33,000 free ebooks whose copyright has expired in the U.S."

Word Cloud Ideas

 

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