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"Using the Library in Your Courses - and How Librarians Can Help" http://gustavus.edu/academics/library/instructionprogram.html

Schmoop for Teachers and Students


Read the Words converts text (word, pdf, html, websites, and more) into spoken words. Users can select from fifteen different voices and three languages in which to hear their text spoken. The conversion of text to spoken word is fast. A one page document can be converted in less than a minute. Converted text can be embedded into a blog or website using the widget provided by Read the Words."

Plagiarism Checkers:

Plagiarism Detector
Plagiarism Checker
Doc Cop
Chimp Sky
See Sources
Paper Rater

Word Central online dictionary

Visuword online graphical dictionary and thesaurus

Read Write Think a collection of online materials to support literacy in the K-12 classroom

Ralph Maltese and English

ReadWriteThink Lesson Using Protest Songs
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/collaboration-sites-sounds-using-979.htmlReadability This one removes all text on page except for the main article. http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/

MLA 7th Edition


Mrs. Felton's Wiki


WORDIA - The Visual Dictionary That Brings Words to Life

VocabAhead Study Room provides a distraction free environment with words
explained using Vocabulary Videos and Flash Cards. More vocab videos continuously added. FREE

Writing Resources


Poetry Resources


Graphic Organizers and Literacy Wiki http://ltcy701.wikispaces.com/

Storytelling 50 Different Ways with Alan Levine's WIki http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools

Sixty Second Recap

Interactive Grammar Exercises


Le Book

Novels in the Classroom

The Book Thief

**Book Trailers**

Ralph Maltese's wiki contains a great collection of links to Beowulf, Frankenstein, Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet and many more curriculum novels taught in high school. Look under "Literature."

Introduce Frankenstein with this easy to follow video from Brainpop.

Shakespeare Manga
Lit 2 Go
An online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format.
  • Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go,
  • Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer,
  • View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen,
  • Print out the stories and poems to make your own book

21st Century Skills NCTE Framework http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/ Write Your Own Book http://www.myebook.com/index.php Create incredible looking ebooks that include, audio and video as well as text and images. HS level students could use this tool to create and publish. All books are embeddable as well. Make sure to read the fine print too.

Open Web Learning (OWL) was recently launched. It is a free service for finding, organizing, sharing, evaluating, and rewarding the best of the web for learning and teaching.

You can sign in via a gmail account or via a free Google account that
you can sign up for on the spot. Please check out OWL:

1) Try searching, making a collection and sharing it with a colleague, etc...
2) Please tell us what you like, what you find useful, what you would
change and why.