SAS Curriculum Pathways - English Language Arts - SAS delivers online curriculum resources that target higher-order thinking skills with a proven impact on increasing student learning and teacher effectiveness – at no cost to US middle and high schools, virtual schools, home schools and other teaching and learning environments. Create an account for yourself and login to access this valuable library of resources. UPDATED Jul 2014
Short Story Library - this is a large collection of some of the best short stories from many established American authors including Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, O Henry, Washington Irving, Anton Checkov, Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle and many others to read online or print for classroom study.
Twenty Great Short Stories - this section of the above site highlights twenty of the most well-known short stories including The Gift of the Magi by O Henry, The Tell-Tale Heart by Poe, The Monkey's Paw by Jacob, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Twain, The Lottery by Jackson, To Build a Fire by London and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving.NEW Jul 2014
Classic Short Stories - this site provides another large collection of some of the best short stories from many established authors including Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, O Henry, Washington Irving, Anton Checkov, Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle and many others to read online or print for classroom study.NEW Jul 2014
Novel Library - this is a large collection of some of the best classic novels and a few plays from many established authors including Twain, Melville, Stowe, Dumas, Hawthorne, Shakespeare, Cooper, Tolstoy and many others to read online or print for classroom study. NEW July 2012
Librivox Audio Books - this is a large collection of free audiobook recordings of public domain books including many classical works by authors like Twain, Melville, Hawthorne, Stowe or Dumas. NEW Oct 2014
Famous Poets and Poems - this free poetry site is a good place to look for popular poetry. Contains poems by more than 600 poets and has useful features such as Poem of the Month, Top 50 Poems and Thematic Poems and Quotes.
NEW July 2012
Complete Works of William Shakespeare - this site provide electronic copies of the complete plays and poems of Shakespeare.
Charles Dickens Website- a large site devoted to Dickens' works including novels, characters, life and the times of Dickens. The site includes links to online versions of Dickens' writings as well as other Dickens sites.
Dickens' A Christmas Carol - the complete text of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" with electronic annotations
Great Books Online - includes an alphabetical index to links which contain texts of the famous Great Books of the Western World online, along with biographical information and study guides.
Internet Classics Archive - select from over 400 works of classic literature by more that 50 Greco-Roman authors and a few Chinese and Persion authors
Project Gutenburg - search by author or title through a large collection of more than 17,000 electronic texts of fine literature.
Online Library of Literature- many classic works of literature including works that might be appropriate for those students with less developed reading skills or who want material to read to their children (Frank Baum, J M Barrie, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll).
Classic Authors.Net - another collection of classic works of literature in electronic fomat that includes both literary and philosophical works.
Bartleby Great Books Online - includes many works of fiction, nonfiction, verse and reference for free download. Featured items include the popular collection know as the Harvard Classics, several encyclopedias, and anthologies of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Internet Public Library- huge collection of resources available as links categorized by subject matter <
Word IQ - the e-books section of this site has a large number of electronic texts for online study or printing by students. Other sections of the site allow you to search for definitions, research materials and articles. Of particular use to students studying the online books is a feature that links each word of text to its definition just by clicking the word.
Movie Scripts and Screenplays - this site contains scripts of many popular movies. These may be used as content for reading lessons, read along with the movie to increase student's reading fluency or acted out as a speaking lesson.
Internet Movie Script Database - this site claims to be the web's largest movie script resource. As in the previous reference, these scripts may be used as content for reading lessons, read along with the movie to increase student's reading fluency or acted out as a speaking lesson.. NEW March 2012