Fiction LinksThere are many more on elements of fiction under specific headings in Topics. A Fiction page will be developed in much more detail. JW 2007 High School LiteratureLiterary Elements | Themes/Genre & Genre Study | General Literature | English Literature Resources | American Literature Resouces | Mythology Resources | Specific Authors - Resources | Shakespeare Resources | Specific Works | CriticismsThe resources presented are organized into more manageable groupings to reduce search time. The order of the sources has been assembled with the idea that the early secondary classrooms will focus on the genre, elements, themes, and methods of literature. The broad categories of American and English Literature are presented next, followed by specific authors, topics, and works. However, if you are searching for a specific author or work, it may be cited in both the broad and a more specific category. While this has been organized to meet the content and focus of the secondary classroom, some middle school resources have been included because of their appropriateness to the secondary level literature class. If this is not the curricular organization you follow, you will need to look carefully at all of the resources and determine their appropriateness to your school’s literature planning guide.Literary ElementsBasic Literary Termshttp://serval.olivet.edu/english/rbelcher/lit253/literary_terms/sld001.htma power point presentation on the definitions of the elements of fictionCharacter Analysishttp://teacher2b.com/literature/charsht.htmworksheet developed by a ninth grade teacherDialogue Analysishttp://teacher2b.com/literature/dialogue.htmworksheet for teaching the basic characteristics of dialogueElements of Dramahttp://www.hcc.cc.il.us/online/engl111/drama.htmdefinitions of drama terms Elements of Fictionhttp://www.hcc.cc.il.us/online/engl111/fiction.htmdefinitions of literary termsElements of Fictionhttp://home.mesastate.edu/~blaga/fictionelements.htmdefinitions of the fundamental parts of fictionElements of Literary Analysishttp://fox.rollins.edu/~phelan/LITANAL.HTMmore definitions of literary termsHow to research a literary work for analysishttp://www.k12.de.us/brandywinehs/library/Juniorlitana/a power point presentation for secondary levelOutline on Literary Elementshttp://www.cas.usf.edu/lis/lis6585/class/litelem.htmlan extensive discussion of the elements of fiction from U of South FloridaRubric on Analysis of Short Story http://www.catholic-forum.com/catholicteacher/outcome_analytical_essay_theme_lowerschool.htmuseful assessment tool Teaching the thinking skill of compare and contrasthttp://www.col-ed.org/cur/misc/misc80.txtlesson plan for teaching comparison/contrast paperWhat Makes a Good Short Story? http://www.learner.org/exhibits/literature/Interactive lesson plan that explores the elements of a short story (based on "A Jury of Her Peers," by Susan Glaspell. Annenburg Project)Themes /Genre & Genre StudyThe literary linkhttp://www.theliterarylink.com/theme.html- a concise description of the common themes found in literature.General LiteratureAthena - Electronic Authors and Texts http://un2sg4.unige.ch/athena/html/authors.htmlA large collection of electronic texts including literature, philosophy, history, science and arts. Browsable by author.Bibliomaniahttp://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/frameset.htmlFree online literature with more than 2000 classic texts, contemporary articles and interviews, study guides, and resources.Internet Classics Archiveshttp://classics.mit.edu/Browse/index.htmlFull etext of numerous Greco-Roman authors from Aeschylus and Cesear to Virgil and Xenophon. Site from MITLesson Plans Libraryhttp://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/lit.html- a great collection of high school (and some middle school) lit. lesson plans that include objectives, materials, procedures, evaluations, audio vocabulary, links, and much more—including suggestions for adaptating works for older or younger audiences.SAC LitWeb http://www.accd.edu/sac/english/bailey/litindex.htm - Produced by the Department of English at San Antonio University, this site provides info. and links to sites regarding major literary figures. There are outlines based on particular areas, such as Mexican-American literature, Women's literature, British literature, and a Survey of World Literature. Sonnet Central http://www.sonnets.org/an archive of English sonnets, commentary, and relevant web links and a forum for poets to share and discuss their own work. Sonnets are grouped by period below and can also be accessed quickly via an alphabetical list of authors or the java navigation page. All of the sonnets included here (as well as most of those that are linked) are modernized texts for the general reader and are not presented for purposes of scholarly work.Spark Notes http://www.sparknotes.com/Free on-line study guides to one hundred pieces of classic literature. Each one has sections on characters, context, chapter by chapter summaries, and study questions. Created by Harvard University students.This Day in Literary History http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/tdih.jsp?category=literaryThis site provides historic events and facts for today's date in history.Virtual Englishhttp://library.thinkquest.org/2847/mainmenu.htmTwo high school students’ website that is a collection of art, authors’ bios, and student essays on various works: novels, poems, short stories, non-fiction. Includes To Kill a Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, Death of a Salesman, Native Son, etcEnglish Literature ResourcesEnglish Literature on the Webhttp://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/EngLit.htmlHere you can locate hundreds of links organized in the following categories: General, British Authors, E-text Archives, Medieval (& Anglo-Saxon), 17th Century (& Renaissance), 18th Century (& Restoration), 19th Century (Romantics & Victorian), 20th CenturyLuminarium: Anthology of Middle English Literaturehttp://www.luminarium.org/medlit/index.htmlIncludes works by Chaucer, Gawain, Langland, Norwich, Kempe, Malory, Medieval Plays, and Lyrics Luminarium: Early 17th Century English Literaturehttp://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/Includes works, essays, articles of writers, including James I, John Donne,Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon, Edward, Lord Herbert of Chirbury, Robert Herrick, George Herbert, with links to Additional 17th-century Resources.Modern English Collectionhttp://etext.lib.virginia.edu/modeng/modeng0.browse.htmlThis heterogeneous collection contains fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, letters, newspapers, manuscripts and illustrations from 1500 to the present, arranged for browsing by author's last name or by category of interest.American Literature ResourcesAmerican authors on the web - 1550 - 1900http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/AmeLit.htmlvery extensive and wide-reaching resourceAmerican Writershttp://www.americanwriters.org/C-Span has created an American writers site containing biographical information and literary excerpts from dozens of American writers from the 17th century to the present. The excerpts include a variety of critical and interpretation resources. Bibliomaniahttp://www.bibliomania.com/2/3/270/frameset.htmlHistory of American Literature - Essays on the history of American literature MIMI: American Literature E-Textshttp://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/as/Literature/amlit-mimi.htmlThis site lists American authors up to the end of the nineteenth-century, including Henry James. Perspectives in American Literaturehttp://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/TABLE.HTMLA research and reference guide—an excellent source for information on specific authors by period of American history from the Colonial Period to the Present. Additional information including obituaries for some authors, introductory essays for each period (e.g., Early 19th Century Transcendentalism, The Harlem Renaissance) and bibliographies.Project CROW (Course Resources On the Web) http://www.millikin.edu/aci/crow/website for American Literature surveys.Writing Blackhttp://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/as/Literature/amlit-black.htmlLiterature and History written by and on African Americans organized by period beginning with "Early Colonial Life" and ending with "Recent Years."Mythology ResourcesFolklore and Mythologyhttp://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.htmlAn unbelievable collection of Electronic Texts of stories from around the world.Mythology and Literature for High School Teachers from the U. of Virginia and supported by NEHhttp://www.virginia.edu/cla/clmyth2.htmuseful links to stories, plays, images and historySpecific Authors - ResourcesJane Austen Information Pagehttp://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/janeinfo.htmlplenty of personal history and analyses of her worksBronte Sistershttp://www.eagle.co.uk/Bronte/brontes.htmldesigned and maintained by Eagle Intermedia Publishing Ltd.Stephen Cranehttp://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/crane.htmWashington State University’s site with links for exploring the life and works of the authorF.Scott Fitzgeraldhttp://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/index.htmlinformation has been compiled by U. of South CarolinaWilliam Faulknerhttp://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~egjbp/faulkner/faulkner.htmlFaulkner - This site provides shortcuts to specific works of Faulkner, biographical information, and audio recordings of Faulkner reading his works by the U. of Mississippi William Golding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_GoldingWikipedia’s easy-to-navigate site on the history, works, and life of GoldingErnest Hemingwayhttp://www.lostgeneration.com/hrc.htma large selection of pictures, links, multi-media, and information about Hemingway’s works and life.Aldous Huxleyhttp://somaweb.org/a look at the hypnotic, intellectual, satirical, spiritual, and philosophical world of HuxleyJack Londonhttp://sunsite.berkeley.edu/London/University of California Berkley’s examination of LondonToni Morrisonhttp://www.luminarium.org/contemporary/tonimorrison/toni.htmessays, bio, and reviews of the works and life of the author George Orwellhttp://www.resort.com/~prime8/Orwell/Political Writings--website created in hopes of re-introducing Orwell to a wider readershipEdgar Allan Poehttp://www.poemuseum.org/educational_resources/Teachers will find a sample SOL lesson, an Online Quiz for students, and links to other Poe websites.Henry David Thoreau http://ecotopia.org/ehof/thoreau/index.htmlA Project of EcoTopia/USA honoring Thoreau as a hero of the American environmentMark Twain http://www.ncteamericancollection.org/awg_twain_mark.htmAn annotated evaluation and links to nineteen websites for Mark Twain Shakespeare ResourcesJulius Caesar http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/shakespeare/caesarwebguide.htmlThis unit was designed for use with 10t and discussing character in a written composition, in discussing how decisions based on character move the plot of a drama forward, in speculating on leadership skills, and in searching for alternatives to violence in government leadership changeovers.Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internethttp://shakespeare.palomar.edu/an excellent, up-to-date annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources on the InternetResearch Guide for Shakespearehttp://www.westga.edu/~library/depts/liaison/english/shakespeare.shtml University of West Georgia Library’s links to a multitude of Shakespeare sitesShakespearehttp://www.teachersfirst.com/shakespr.shtml --Information on the works most commonly encountered in a K-12 curriculum using materials geared to high school and introductory college level students. Also included is a set of links to related sources dealing with the English monarchy and life and customs in Elizabethan EnglandShakespeare Analysishttp://www.middleschool.net/lesspln/englisF/Eng99/eDVs99/eDVs99.htmlesson plan for teaching the Shakespearean sonnetShakespeare: Authorship Pagehttp://shakespeareauthorship.com/Site dedicated to the proposition that “Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare”Shakespeare - Chill With Will, ThinkQuesthttp://library.thinkquest.org/19539/front.htman overview on Shakespeare that is both easy to go through yet thoroughly researched, conveniently accessible, and full of illustrations and games to make learning about Shakespeare enjoyable. Focus is not on students learning everything about the great Bard but on discovering different aspects of Shakespeare that appeal to teenagersShakespeare Homework Helperhttp://hometown.aol.com/liadona2/shakespeare.html?f=fscreated to help students and parents learn more about Shakespeare and finish that homework that is due in a couple of days. Shakespeare's Monologueshttp://www.shakespeare-monologues.org/The links above lead to a list of the plays categorized alphabetically by comedy, history and tragedy. Each entry includes the character's name, the first line of the speech, is marked as verse or prose and gives the location within the play where the monologue is found. Each entry includes a link to the full text of the scene in which the monologue is found.Shakespeare: Theme Pagehttp://cln.org/themes/shakespeare.htmlStudents and teachers will find curricular resources about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials for teachersTeaching Shakespearehttp://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=618Explore the Folger's innovative site for teachers with monthly postings of new lesson plans and ideas for using the Folger's collection of primary sources on specific plays or topics. The site also includes a forum for sharing your ideas or seeking assistance from teachers nationwide.You Kiss The Bookhttp://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?ID=303Romeo and Juliet This lesson plan complements study of plot and characterization in Romeo and Juliet by focusing on Shakespeare's use of lyric forms and conventions to spotlight moments in the drama and thereby heighten the impact of the action on the stage.Specific Works1984—Summaries and interpretationshttp://www.k-1.com/Orwell/index.cgi/work/summaries/1984.html Spark Notes - The Awakeninghttp://www.sparknotes.com/lit/awakening/characters.htmlThe Awakening - Lessons and Resourceshttp://www.teachervision.fen.com/page/5244.htmlCatch 22 - a study guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/catch22.htmlCatcher in the Rye - Praises and Criticismshttp://www.levity.com/corduroy/salinger1.htmA student study guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/catcher.htmlThe Death of a Salesman - a study guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/death.htmlEthan Frome - a study guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/ethanf.htmlThe Grapes of Wrath - summary and analysishttp://www.owleyes.org/grapes.htmGreat Expectations - a study guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/greatex.htmlThe Great Gatsby - From the Literature Network - an overview, e-text, and author's connection with his characters. http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/greatgatsby/The Study World - Study Notes for Great Gatsbyhttp://www.studyworld.com/studyworld_studynotes/great_gatsby/The Great Gatsby - a study guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/grgatsb.htmlThe Joy Luck Club—Sparks Noteshttp://www.sparknotes.com/lit/joyluck/The Lord of the Flies - a study Guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/lord.htmlNight - a study guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/night.htmlThe Odysseyhttp://www.mythweb.com/odyssey/index.htmlOf Mice and Men - student survival guidehttp://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Belmont_HS/mice/A student study guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/mice.htmlPride and Prejudicehttp://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/pridprej.htmlRomeo and Juliet - a study guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/romjul.htmlA Separate Peace - A Study Guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/peace.htmlThe Tale of Two Citieshttp://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/19/45/frameset.htmlThe Things They Carried—Study guidehttp://www.randomhouse.com/resources/bookgroup/thingstheycarried_bgc.htmlTo Kill A Mockingbirdhttp://mockingbird.chebucto.org/A Streetcar Named Desire - a study guidehttp://www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us/Streetcar.htmlWuthering Heights—Sparks noteshttp://www.sparknotes.com/lit/wuthering/CriticismsA-Z by author or title - novel studieshttp://www.novelguide.com/novelanalysis.htmlNovelGuide.com is the premier free source for literary analysis on the web. We provide an educational supplement for better understanding of classic and contemporary literature.The English Serverhttp://eserver.org/fiction/crit.htmlLinks to critical essays of English authors.Literature Notes, Literature Classics, Study Guides, Online Textbooks http://www.pinkmonkey.com/index2.aspOnline Literary Criticisms- Shakespearehttp://www.ipl.org/cgi-bin/ref/litcrit/litcrit.out.pl?au=sha-9Online Literary Criticisms of American and English Literaturehttp://www.ipl.org/ref/litcrit/Internet Public Library - 4637 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.