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Curricular Resources in English/Language Arts (General)

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within English/Language Arts. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Celebrating Women Theme Page

English Grammar and Style Theme Page

Journalism Theme Page

Pictures Theme Page

Publish Your Creative Works On-Line Theme Page

SpellingTheme Page

Stories, Folklore and Fairy Tales Theme Page

General English/Language Arts Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to English/Language Arts. Please read our disclaimer.

CLN's Collection of Reference Materials
Click this button to go to the CLN page which contains links to various Reference Materials, including on-line dictionaries, thesauri, and factbooks.

Ask an Expert: English
CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students and teachers. Questions/answers on English may be found in our "All Subjects" section at the top of the page, the "English/Language Arts" section, the "English Grammar" section, as well as the general "Reference" section.

"ERIC" stands for the "Educational Resources Information Center" - a U.S. federally funded national information system that provides a variety of services and products. "AskERIC", the Internet-based equivalent, contains two major components which may be of interest to Language Arts teachers: (1) the AskERIC Q & A service enables teachers to send a message requesting educational information. The Center staff will search the ERIC databases and respond within 48 hours. (2) The AskERIC Virtual Library contains hundreds of lessons plans, access to the ERIC database and ERIC Digests, topical guides to Internet resources, and archives of education-related listservs.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication
This ERIC Clearinghouse provides educational materials, services and coursework to parents, educators, students and others interested in Language Arts. Specific resources include electronic publications, bibliographies, research summaries (Digests), AskERIC questions and answers, and links to other Internet resources.

World Wide Words
A resource for teachers and students of words. Learn about the history of certain words or the evolution of new ones, for example: words too new to appear in dictionaries, words whose meaning is changing, and weird words. In addition there are general articles about the English language, shorter articles on points of dispute or difficulty regarding usage, and quickie definitions of new words appearing in newspapers and magazines.

Word Wizard
A free club giving members access to word competitions, new words, quotations, classic insults, slang, and an Ask the Expert service.

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Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in English/Language Arts (General). For other resources in this subject area (e.g., more specific English curricular content like literature or writing), or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.

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