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by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources for Literature

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Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.

Knowing Poe  (O)
All about Poe

Free Chronicles of Narnia Resource Unit  (O)

A Web Companion to The Norton Anthology of English Literature  (M,O)
Explore English literature and culture with Norton Topics Online.

Wuthering Heights Study Guide  (M)
Wuthering Heights Study Guide consists of approx. 79 pages of summaries and analysis on Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

Daily Lit  (M ,O,T)
Daily Lit sends daily email installments of - you guessed it - literature. Register and choose from over a thousand free titles in dozens of categories.

Teaching Shakespeare Through Exercises on Acting and on the Basic Emotions  (O,T)
Plays mentioned: Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, and The Winter's Tale.

How to Teach a Novel  (M,O,T)
This great resource from Keith Schoch, a New Jersey educator, will walk you through everything starting with choosing a great book.

Book Adventure  (Y,M)
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Created and maintained by Sylvan Learning.

Just One More Book  (Y,M,O,T)
Podcast of great read-aloud children's books.

Book titles to avoid - Native Americans  (T)
Despite the fine writing and exciting plots, many books about Indians foster continuations of classic blatant stereotypes. Recommended titles for reading as well as titles to avoid with explanations.

Free educator guide for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe  (M,O,T)

Harper Collins for Teachers and Librarians  (T)
From Harper Collins Children's divisions. Includes a plan ahead calendar of holidays and events, book reviews, teaching resources and book activities. A nice resource for Authors and Illustrators too!

Harper Collins - Parents  (Y)
From the Harper Collins Children's division. Picture book sweepstakes, Character laptime activities and a pre-school clubhouse.

AmericanLiterature.com  (M,O,T)
American Literature is focused on the American short story. Thousands of short stories are available on the site along with author biographies. You may search by title or author and there are also several dozen popular American novels in their entirety on the site.

Kids' literature featuring Austria  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Austria

Kids' literature featuring Belgium  (Y M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Belgium

Kids' literature featuring the Czech Republic  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to the Czech Republic

Kids' literature featuring England  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to England

Kids' literature featuring Finland  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Finland

Kids' literature featuring Germany  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Germany

Kids' literature featuring Greece  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Greece

Kids' literature featuring Italy  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Italy

Kids' literature featuring Russia  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Russia

Kids' literature featuring Scotland  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Scotland

Kids' literature featuring Spain  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Spain

Kids' literature featuring the Netherlands  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to the Netherlands

Kids' literature featuring Wales  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to

Kids' literature featuring Canada  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Canada

Kids' literature featuring Costa Rica  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Costa Rica

Kids' literature featuring Cuba  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Cuba

Kids' literature featuring Guatemala  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Guatemala

Kids' literature featuring Mexico  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Mexico

Kids' literature featuring Panama  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Panama

Kids' literature featuring the United States  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to the United States

Kids' literature featuring Argentina  (Y. M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Argentina

Kids' literature featuring Chile  (Y. M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Chile

Kids' literature featuring Ecuador  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Ecuador

Kids' literature featuring Peru  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Peru

Kids' literature featuring Bali  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Bali

Kids' literature featuring Kenya  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Kenya

Kids' literature featuring Australia  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Australia

Kids' literature featuring Egypt  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Egypt

Kids' literature featuring Namibia  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Namibia

Kids' literature featuring Hong Kong  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Hong Kong

Kids' literature featuring Israel  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Israel

Kids' literature featuring Malaysia  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Malaysia

Kids' literature featuring Singapore  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Singapore

Dear America Resources  (M)
From Scholastic.com

Screwtape Letters Worksheets  (M,O,T)
Free set of worksheets, divided by chapter, to accompany a reading of the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

Paperbacks for Educators  (T)
Literature list by age, grade, theme

Teachers' Guide to Follow the Drinking Gourd  (Y,T)

Jan Brett  (Y,M,O,T)

Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tales  (Y)
Grades K-2 from EDSITEment, National Endowment for the Humanities

It Doesn't Have to End That Way: Using Prediction Strategies with Literature  (Y)
Grades K-2 from ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Inferring How and Why Characters Change  (Y)
Grades 3-5 from ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Web English Teacher  (Y,M)
Children's Literature

The Paperback Swap  (Y,M,O,T)
Free book swap (paperback and hardback)

Literature unit studies  (T)
Homeschool Share is a small website that offers almost 100 literature-based unit studies, mostly for younger students.The site also includes links to resources to be used for FIAR (Five in a Row) units. Those of you who enjoy creating lapbooks™ will like this site.

A Book In Time - Timeline of Historical Fiction and Nonfiction  (Y,M,O,T)
The Ultimate History Booklist! I have featured this site before, but they recently changed their URL and that was a reminder for me to mention it again. A Book In Time is a recommended reading list for history including fiction and non-fiction books, which are listed by time period.

Geoffrey Chaucer  (Y,M,O,T)

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture  (Y,M,O,T)
This site from the University of Virginia presents texts related to Uncle Tom's Cabin both prior to its writing and after its publication, including the text of the book itself.

Lesson Plans for Young Heroes of History  (M,O)
The homepage of the author of this series of Children and Young Adult historical fiction

Why & How I Teach with Historical Fiction  (T)
Scholastic article by Tarry Lindquist

English Literature Study Guide:The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe  (M)
Free online study guides by SparkNotes.

Literature resources for younger children  (Y,M)
A large number of FIAR resources for specific books as well as general resources that can be used with any literature.

Kids' literature featuring France  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to France

Kid's literature featuring Ireland  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to Ireland

Kids' literature featuring India  (Y,M)
Top literature picks for children with themes related to India

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