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Curricular Resources in Literature & Books

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" (as well as other CLN pages) which support the study of Literature. 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.
Ask an Expert: Literature
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 Literature may be found in our "All Subjects" section at the top of the page, the "English/Language Arts" section, as well as the general "Reference" section.

CLN's Collection of Reference Materials
This CLN page contains links to various Reference Materials, including on-line dictionaries, thesauri, and factbooks.

Macbeth Theme Page

Mythology Theme Page

Pirates, Privateers, and Buccaneers Theme Page
This theme page may be useful for students and teachers studying "Treasure Island" or other literature works of the Age of Exploration.

Romeo & Juliet Theme Page

Shakespeare Theme Page

Stories, Folklore, and Fairy Tales Page

General Literature Resources

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

The American Library Association provides this electronic version of its longrunning print publication. Included are reviews of books appropriate for K-12 students and feature articles.

Canadian Children's Literature: Authors & Illustrators
The National Library of Canada provides links to biographies of Canadian authors/illustrators, organized alphabetically by last name.

Canadian Literature Archive
A variety of resources of potential interest to students of Canadian literature are found at this site, including links to Canadian writers who maintain pages on the web or who have information about their work maintained by others.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
This site contains information and ideas about children's literature. Included are: a collection of reviews of great kids' books, 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 Literature Web Guide
This site has an exhaustive compilation of information pertaining to children's literature.

Creative Impulse: The Artist's View of World History and Western Civilization
This site serves as a meta-list of links to resources on World History/Civilization. You can select from over a dozen historical/cultural periods (e.g., Egypt, Renaissance, Age of Industry). Within each period, there are two types of links: 1) to traditional historical resources on that era; 2) to resources on the art, music, drama, literature and culture of the age. Each page has a search engine for ease in finding a particular historical or artistic resource.

Fairrosa Cyber Library of Children's Literature
Here's a meta-list which focuses on Children's Literature. In addition to linking to other general Children's Literature WWW sites, you will be able to connect to sites which contain information on authors and illustrators, on-line books, book lists, book reviews, children's literature discussion groups, and articles.

Literary Links: Speciality Catalog
This meta-list from the Department of English at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz organizes its links by period (e.g., Old English, Medieval, Renaissance, etc.). It also has pages devoted to Modernism and Post-Modernism Literature, Colonial (Imperial) and Post-Colonial (Post-Imperial) Literature, American Studies Literature, Feminist and Women's Literature, and Regional, Ethnic and Minority Literature.

Literary Resources on the Net
A meta-list of links to literary resources in 16 categories, including Classical, Medieval, Romantic, Theatre and Drama, Women's Literature, Ethnicities and Nationalities, and Renaissance. A search engine allows for specific research.

Literature Resources
This "meta-list" is a collection of links to internet resources primarily devoted to English and American literature. Sections within the site cover literary works in full text, Internet collections devoted to particular periods or genres, Internet collections devoted to specific authors or works, electronic journals and electronic journal collections, and humanities computing centers and electronic text centers.

Modern English Collection
A repository that contains the works of many notable writers, their letters, and other documents about them.
A wide ranging set of information on mysteries both within the site itself and/or through external links. Students have their choice of daily and weekly mini-mysteries, interactive mysteries (soap style), discussion areas (e.g., on famous authors, famous characters, TV mysteries), book reviews, and writing contests. Teachers will also find a collection of lesson plans.

On-Line Books Page
This site contains an index of hundreds of on-line books which can be searched or browsed by author or by title. It also points to other repositories of on-line books, not only in English but in foreign languages as well.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg, founded by Michael Hart, is a large-scale undertaking to make literature more accessible through producing electronic copies of literary works.

[The] University of Victoria's Writer's Guide
The English Department of the University of Victoria has prepared this guide as an introduction to the process of writing. Chapter selections allow students to learn more about the writing process for essays, paragraphs, sentences, word selection, grammar, and more. In addition, they have a glossary of literary and rhetorical terms (alphabetically or by category) .

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Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in English Literature/Books. For other resources in this subject area (e.g., curricular content in poetry 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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