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Resources - Great Links!

Information Literacy for the Information Age
http://www.big6.com/

Website Evaluation

http://www.cratercomets.com/library/projects/webeval.htm

Avoiding Plagiarism

http://webster.commnet.edu/mla/plagiarism.shtml

http://citationmachine.net/

http://www.oslis.k12.or.us/index.html

Web Publishing for kids

http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech042.shtml(reviews of several sites)

http://www.stonesoup.com (for 8 to 13 year olds)

http://www.realkids.com/index.html(several opportunities for publishing, reading, projects)

http://www.edbydesign.com/storyteller/index.html (more for grades 4-8 or so)

http://www.kidpub.com (for a class or a student - publish for a one time fee of $6.95)

http://www.kids-space.org (for ages 16 and younger)

http://www.diaryproject.com (encourages teens to write about their day-to-day experiences growing up)

Peer Review

http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/peer.html

Class Webpages

http://teacher.scholastic.com/homepagebuilder/index.htm

Web Quests

http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/shakespeare/

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/

Power Point Guide

http://www.actden.com/pp/index.htm

Games

http://www.quia.com/cb/13306.html

Grammar

http://cctc.commnet.edu/grammar/

Tools

http://www.readplease.com/ (text to speech software)

http://www.teachnet.com/powertools/index.html (ideas and services that simplify your job)

Useful Links

http://www.oslis.k12.or.us/ (access to Ebsco subscription database and usefule tutorials)

http://www.hotsheet.com/ (huge list of search engines and sites)

http://www.multcolib.org/homework/ (great sources for students)

  • Poetry 180
    Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year. This site is maintained by Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States. 
  • Bartleby.com
    With thousands of poems by hundreds of authors, Bartleby.com offers one of the largest free collections of verse on the web.
  • The Atlantic Monthly Poetry Pages
    The Atlantic Monthly's home on the Internet
  • Fooling With Words
    Fooling With Words with Bill Moyers captures the vitality and diversity of contemporary poetry on the web.
  • Representative Poetry On-Line
    Representative Poetry On-line, includes 2,300 English poems by over 359 poets from the Old English period to the work of living poets today.
  • The International Library of Poetry
    Poetry.com, sponsored by the International Library of Poetry, is the largest poetry site on the Internet.
  • Favorite Poem Project
    Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky founded the project to document American's love of poetry. Site includes online submission form, videos, anthologies, and a selection of collected poetry.
  • Poet Biographies
    Type in 'poet' for a search term to find bios on thousands of poets
  • Poetry Slam
    A non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the poetry slam, or the "competitive art of performance poetry." Sit includes slam venues, slam links and slam forums.

Publishers

  • Heinemann from Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Writing Project
  • Teachers College Press, Columbia University
  • Write Source

Authors, Illustrators, Photographers

  • A Community of Writers: A Workshop, Peter Elbow and Pat Belanoff
  • Andy Goldsworthy, A Collaboration with Nature, a stunning book of photography
  • A Poem for Every Student, Creating community in a Public School Classroom, Sheryl Lain
  • The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers, John Gardner
  • The Art of Teaching Writing, Lucy McCormick Calkins
  • The Artist’s Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, Julia Cameron with Mark Bryan
  • Awakening the Heart, Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School, Georgia Heard
  • Because Writing Matters, Improving Student Writing in Our Schools, National Writing Project and Carl Nagin
  • Bird by Bird, Anne LaMott
  • Breaking the Rules, Edgar H. Schuster
  • Cohesive Writing, Carol Jago
  • Crafting Authentic Voice, Tom Romano
  • Early Harvest, An Anthology of Student Writing, edited by Matthew Shenoda for the Rural Readers Project
  • The Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
  • For the Good of the Earth and Sun, Teaching Poetry, Georgia Heard
  • Freelance Writer’s Guide, edited by James Waller
  • Fuel, poetry by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Getting the Knack, 20 Poetry Writing Exercises, Stephen Dunning and William Stafford
  • I Am a Pencil, A Teacher, His Kids, and Their World of Stories, Sam Swope
  • Image Grammar, Using Grammatical Structures to Teach Writing, Harry R. Noden
  • It Was A Dark and Stormy Night, compiled by Scott Rice; Bride of Dark and Stormy; Son of It Was A Dark and Stormy Night; It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: The Final Conflict
  • Lessons That Change Writers, Nancie Atwell
  • Lessons to Share on Teaching Grammar in Context, Constance Weaver
  • The Multi Genre Research Paper, Camille A. Allen
  • The Muses Among Us, Kim Stafford
  • Nature Writing Handbook, John A. Murray
  • Old Faithful, Edited by Christopher Edgar & Ron Padgett
  • One Writer’s Beginnings, Eudora Welty
  • Poems Please! Sharing Poetry with Children, David Booth and Bill Moore
  • Quantum Teaching, Bobbi DePorter, Mark Reardon, and Sarah Singer-Nourie
  • Reading, Writing, Rising Up, Linda Christensen
  • Revision Toolbox, Teaching Techniques that Work, Georgia Heard
  • Robert Bateman Natural Worlds, gorgeous paintings by Robert Bateman
  • Rural Voices, Place Conscious Education and the Teaching of Writing, edited by Robert E. Brooke
  • Sentence Composing for Middle School, Don Killgallon
  • Spotlight on Comprehension, Building a Literacy of Thoughtfulness, Linda Hoyt with other leading experts
  • Walking on Alligators, A Book of Meditations for Writers, Susan Shaughnessy
  • What You Know by Heart, How to Develop Curriculum for Your Writing Workshop, Katie Wood Ray
  • Words Under the Words, Naomi Shihab Nye
  • The Writer’s Workout Book, Art Peterson
  • Writers Express, Dave Kemper, Ruth Nathan and Patrick Sebranek
  • The Write Track, A Handbook for Young Writers, Thinkers, and Learners, David Kemper, Ruth Nathan, and Patrick Sebranek
  • The Writing Life, Annie Dillard
  • Writing America, Classroom Literacy and Public Engagement, edited by Sarah Robbins and Mimi Dyer
  • Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg
  • Writing Out the Storm, Jessica Page Morrell
  • Writing Toward Home, Georgia Heard
  • Writing with Passion, Life Stories, Mulitple Genres, Tom Romano
  • You Gotta Be the Book, Jeffery D. Wilhelm

Children’s Books That Are Rich With Ideas

  • Cloudland, John Burmingham
  • January Rides the Wind, beautiful poetry and paintings by Charlotte F. Otten
  • Start Writing Adventure Stories, Penny King and Ruth Thomson
  • Who Comes? beautiful poetry and paintings by Deborah Chandra