English Language Arts

Aesop's Fables
includes a total of 655+ fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed

The Biography Maker
online lessons explain what a biography is and walks writers through questioning, learning, synthesis, and story-telling

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics

Children's Books Authors and Illustrators Index
index to author and illustrator Internet sites for teachers, school librarians, parents and students

Children's Literature Web Guide
the definitive site for info on children's literature -- gathers together and categorizes the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults

Children's Storybooks On-line
delightful page offers original illustrated children's stories to read to young ones

Common Errors in English
aim of the site is to help you avoid low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business, and titters of amusement at the way you write or speak

Cyber English Syllaweb
internet resources compiled and assignments completed by students enrolled in a Cyber English class

Digital Education Network: The Writing Den
Provides instruction at three levels of difficulty. Words is for students who need an introduction to key words and ideas -- visual information is presented in pictures, photos, diagrams, maps and time lines. Sentences is for students who are learning to work with English grammar rules and sentence construction -- expands on topics introduced in Words, providing additional words and information. Paragraphs is designed for more advanced students who are learning to write paragraphs and essays -- presented in essay format with accompanying notes that show the student how an essay can be organized. Other features include Teacher's Guide, Word of the Day, Tips-O-Matic, In Brief, and Speak Out. Some sections use Real Audio plug-in.

The Elements of Style
the principal requirements of plain English style

The Encyclopedia Mythica
an encyclopedia of myths, folklore, and legends

First-Line Index of Poems
Can't remember the author or title? Alphabetical listing of first lines...

Good Grammar, Good Style
Looking for a rule or grammar advice? Search the archives to find all the answers

Haiku Generator
how to write this unique style as well as works

Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories
Complete list of Andersen's 168 stories, in the chronological order of their original publication. Title variations and Danish equivalents may be found in the cross reference.

Internet Classics Archive
an award-winning, searchable collection of almost 400 classical Greek and Roman texts (in English translation) with user-provided commentary

good selection of literature and art by kids of various ages, and a full length time travel novel

illustrated poetry and other fun stuff for kids of all ages

Literary Criticism Collection
contains 1180 critical and biographical web sites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by literary period

Online Books Page
Index of thousands of on-line books, and for common repositories of on-line books and other documents. Search or browse by author or title...

On-Line Writing Lab
primary goal is to help writers improve their writing skills by offering them a variety of online services and materials and an introduction to searching

An Outline of American Literature
hypertext presentation includes: Early American and Colonial Period to 1776; Democratic Origins and Revolutionary Writers; The Romantic Period, 1820-60: Essayists and Poets; The Romantic Period, 1820-60: Fiction; The Rise of Realism: 1960-1914; Modernism and Experimentation: 1914-1945; American Poetry Since 1945: The Anti-Tradition; The American Prose Since 1945: Realism and Experimentation

The Oxford Book of English Verse
online version of the popular reference book

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
interactive online writer's guide and handbook

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
In collaboration with several content area organizations, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills developed a series of ICT Literacy Maps illustrating the intersection between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy and core academic subjects

The Poetry Resource
for poets and lovers of poetry -- links to practically every poet living or dead who has a site on the internet and many other links of use to poets

Dr. Seuss's playground in cyberspace. You can play games, chat with the Cat in the Hat, win prizes, find out about new Dr. Seuss books and CD-ROMs, and much, much more!

An evolving experiment in "sidesifting" the Web for useful patterns of information. While it can be useful, it is also for fun and the results are not guaranteed. If you enter two misspellings of a word, it will show you which one is more popular, though neither one is right.

an interactive, hypermedia environment dedicated to the increasingly popular understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare's plays and other works

Shakespeare Online
Another very useful resource for all things William Shakespeare.

The Victorian Web
collection of materials on nineteenth-century British culture

Vocabulary University
Free vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery. Exercises are endorsed by teachers to enrich classroom curriculum and to help prepare for the SSAT, GED, SAT and ACT.

Voice of the Shuttle
scroll down to Linguistic, Literature (English), Literature (Other), or Literary Theory for extensive resource lists on those topics