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Secondary Language Arts

I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.
 -  Cormac McCarthy


Language Arts




Cyberguides - CyberGuides are supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works of literature. Each CyberGuide contains a student and teacher edition, standards, a task and a process by which it may be completed, teacher-selected web.

Read a Book Online



What should I read next:

Good Reads for Teens:

How to Mark a Book An interesting article with links to a couple more.


Additional Resources


National Council of Teachers of English

Book List—Book Reviews

The On-Line Books Page



Literary Resources

Poetry Foundation

A Glossary of Literary Terms

Online Literary Criticism - The Internet Public Library Literary Criticism contains 4745 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period. The collection is primarily evaluative or explanatory.

Theses sites are complete guides to studying Shakespeare and contain everything you want to know or can use.


Shakespeare Online


Mr. Shakespeare and the Internet

Reader's Theater - Readers' Theater--How to Script, Direct and Act Out a Piece of Literature. This site will direct the teacher in how to script, use cuts and changes, narrate, and act out almost any story.



6 TRAIT WRITING LINKS - The writing assessment taken by Utah students will be evaluated using the 6 Trait Model. The sites below contain everything you need to know about 6 Trait.


6+1 Trait Writing

6 Traits+1 of Analytic Assessment of Writing Scoring Guide – This downloadable PDF document has a rubric and the characteristics of each trait.


Scoring Practice Page

Other Helpful 6-Trait Links


6 Trait Writing in Sunny Sequim


Kent Washington 6 Trait Writing


Kim's Korner for Teacher Talk


Journal Articles and Web Sites about 6 Trait Writing


Six-Traits and Persuasive Writing. A WebQuest for 9th Grade - designed by Jordan District English Teacher Sheri Sample


6 Trait Inspiration Web - .  Ideas for 6-Trait Writing Using Inspiration, the brainstorming and graphic organizing software


TEACHING WRITING STRATEGIES - Teaching and learning strategies for the writing process are outlined and categorized in detail at this resource site. Look for a full development of each stage of the writing process, as well as a peer conferencing guide, mini-lessons, suggestions for writers' workshops, and portfolio and assessment checklists. Quite a thorough resource on the writing process.


Online Writing Lab - The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) receives a million hits a week. The excellent writing resources, including handouts, tutorials, workshops, presentations, and links are free.


ASK GRAMMER  - This is good! quizzes, see the index and look around. Interacive vocabulary quizzes.


New York Times Learning Network -- Writing Page >


BYU Writing Center Handouts  - This is a set of handouts on a variety of writing skills. Below each topic there is a list of handouts that can all be downloaded as word documents.


Evaluating Internet Resources - actually this whole site is pretty good for different topics. This is good for one of those information literacy standards.


Cyber English: An Internet Project - Ted Nellen has been using technology in his English class for years. His site is a must-visit for the teacher who wants to check out resources or follow links to similar web pages.


Edsitement - Edistement, one of the MarcoPolo partner web sites, provides subject-based access to the humanities: Literature and Language Arts, Arts and Culture, Foreign Language, and History and Social Studies. Find lesson plans, at-home activities, and additional learning activities.


Read*Write*Think* - A part of the MarcoPolo family, this site was created by the IRA and NCTE to provide resources for K-12.


PowerPoint Presentations: A Guide to Grammar and Writing

Includes help at the Word and Sentence Level, Paragraph Level, Essay and Research Paper Level, as well as PowerPoint presentations  —