Literature - What Makes a Good Short Story?
Canadian Young Adult Fiction - links to authors and reviews
English from BBC Schools - sections on Reading, Writing, and Shakespeare (Richard III and Much Ado About Nothing)
Literary Devices - definitions and examples of literary devices such as allegory, alliteration, irony, metaphor, sarcasm, satire and many more.
Write It! - from Scholastic - "Find your voice. Develop your craft. Publish your work."
English Grammar Tutor On-line
Common Errors in English (American)
Good Grammar, Good Style - more than 100 pages of useful articles and frequently asked questions
Writing Workshop - Persuasive Writing - from Scholastic
Grade 10 Literacy Test Practice - from TV Ontario's Ask a Teacher web site
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test - includes a "Getting Ready Guide" and a "Planning and Preparation Guide"
- an interactive Web tool designed to
assist in correctly citing resources used in research papers.
Teenreads.com - brings teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters
Cyberguides Grades 9-12 - web-based novel study activities for students with accompanying teacher guides
Shakespeare - Subject to Change - a Cable in the Classroom website - "Come with us as we explore how the printing, editing and directing of his plays makes Shakespeare: Subject to Change."
Shakespeare Study Guides - from TV Ontario's Ask a Teacher web site
Shakespeare Study Guides - from SparkNotes
Cummings Study Guides for the
Great Works of World Literature -
including guides for all the plays and poems of William Shakespeare -
tutorials with plot summaries, themes, imagery, analysis,
and background information
White Pine Award - Ontario Library Association - this reading program offers high school-aged teens at all grade levels the opportunity to read the best of Canada's recent young adult fiction titles
Encyclopedia Mythica An encyclopedia on mythology, folklore and legend.
Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales - from Scholastic
Reading, Viewing and Listening Strategies -
These videos show
groups of students as they learn a number of reading, viewing, and listening
strategies. The students learn how to analyze literary techniques, learn
research skills, and use their personal experiences and interests in responding
to texts. The resource offers four learning levels; how-to tips and student
worksheets are also included.
Exploring Language - The students in these videos explore the creative use of language as it relates to the writing process. Professional writers offer commentaries on expression, inspiration, influences, writing techniques, poetry, and songwriting. The resource offers four learning levels; how-to tips and student worksheets are also included. - from Learn Alberta
Creating and Enhancing Text - These videos feature students working in groups as they plan and create texts for various purposes: writing a narrative about heroism; creating articles for a school e-zine; preparing a report on the needs of youth; and developing proposals for summer jobs. Moreover, the students learn how to identify genres, revise and edit their work, and use specific techniques and elements of style to achieve their purposes. The resource offers four learning levels; how-to tips and student worksheets are also included.
Researching and Making Presentations - This resource features videos of students demonstrating several aspects of the research and presentation process: focusing in on a topic; finding, evaluating and organizing research information; deciding among various presentation formats, and considering ways to make their presentations engaging for their audiences. The resource offers four learning levels; how-to tips and student worksheets are also included.
Building and Celebrating Community - In these videos, students plan and create texts for various scenarios: a heritage minute, a documentary, an advertisement, and a scene from a screenplay. Students also use language to brainstorm ideas, share their perspectives, set group goals, deal with conflict, and work together as a community of learners. The resource offers four learning levels; how-to tips and student worksheets are also included.