ESL Teaching & Learning Resources
Literature

A Teaching Unit for Treasure Island <http://www.dreamcatchers.net/treasure/> -- This site is the result of a year-long teaching objective to upload an entire unit of literature onto the Internet.

English as a Second/Foreign/Another Language <http://home.sol.no/~andreasl/> -- Designed by a Norwegian teacher of English.  Contains grammar taught through poetry, resources for teachers and learners of English as a second language, activities.

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet <http://daphne.palomar.edu/shakespeare/> -- by Terry Gray.  An educational, scholarly, not-for-profit site begun in the earlier, more "altruistic" days of the net.  Mr. Gray is clear about his educational purpose, and walks browsers/students through the educational asics of plagiarism, how to use the site, and other instructional information in the "introduction" link on the home page.

SHORT STORIES:
    Project Gutenberg
<http://www.promo.net/pg/
    Out-of-Print Bookstore
<http://www.bnl.com/oopbooks/
    Jack London's Writings
<http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/London/Writings/

Poetry Pool <http://www.rinkworks.com/poetry/> -- Here is a very interesting collections of poems from people around the world.  You can even send your own poem to them, and if it's good enough, they'll put it on the web site.   PROJECT:  Read a few of these poems. Find one that you really like.  Why do you like it?  What feeling do you get when you read it?  Now try to write your own poem.  Don't think about it too much.  Just write whatever you are thinking.  Then look at what you wrote, and change some parts to make it better.   When you're happy with your poem, show it to a friend.  Can they understand what you were trying to communicate?

ESL Cafe Web Guide: Literature <http://www.eslcafe.com/search/Literature/> -- Dave Sperling's list of literature-related links 

CNN Books <http://www.cnn.com/books/> -- Adult students -- high intermediate/advanced; scroll down to the bottom of the page to find listings of novels.  The first chapter of each of the novels listed is free and online for your eyes to feast upon.

Short Stories <http://www.short-stories.co.uk/> -- Here's a great site for intermediate or advanced students who are looking for stimulating reading material. For intermediate-advanced students: classic short stories written by some of the world's greatest authors, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde, and many more!  The stories are divided into categories and also listed by rating, date, length and author.

Grimms' Fairy Tales <http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/> -- Do you know the story of Cinderella or Snow White?  Those are two of the fairy tales that were collected by the Grimm Brothers in the early 1800's.  You'll find 12 famous fairy tales at this site.  These are the original stories, which are quite different than the stories that you might know.  The original stories are "darker" than the more modern versions.  The English is written in an old-fashioned style, and may be a little difficult.  But try to read for the main idea.  Four of the stories have audio versions, also, so you can read and listen.  (Click on TELL ME A STORY.)

MysteryNet.com <http://www.mysterynet.com> -- This website provides various kinds of mysteries twice a month, weekly, and daily.  There is a picture in each story.  If you click that picture, when the cursor turns into a hand, then you can get some hints.  After you read them all, you pick a person whom you think a murderer or whatever... The next day or next week, depending on the story, you are going to get the result.  Isn't it funny?  Also, this site provides other services such as message boards so you can discuss Edgar Allan Poe with some other people.

John Lye's Course and Source Page <http://www.brocku.ca/english/jlye/index.html>

Reading Online <http://www.readingonline.org/about/about_index.asp> -- Reading Online (ROL) is a peer-reviewed journal of the International Reading Association, currently edited by Bridget Dalton of CAST, Peabody, Massachusetts, USA, and Dana L. Grisham of San Diego State University, California, USA. Since its launch in May 1997 it has become a leading online source of information for the worldwide literacy-education community, with tens of thousands of accesses to the site each month.

THE ELECTRONIC LITERATURE ORGANIZATION <http://www.eliterature.org> -- To facilitate and promote the writing, publishing, and reading of literature in electronic media

All works of Shakespeare <www.bartleby.com/70/>

The Children's Literature Web Guide <http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html>


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