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English Language Arts

English Language Arts: Links to Sites

Writing and Grammar

Guide to Grammar and Writing: From Capital Community College, CT, help for composition, paragraph construction and research papers (interactive)

Writer's Web: From Writing Center, Univ. of Richmond, help getting started, focusing, editing first drafts.

Owl: OnLine Writing Lab: From Purdue University, with lots of great information about writing, creating a thesis statement, creating citations, etc.

Chomp Chomp Grammar Bytes : Interactive grammar with handouts, quizzes, and more.


Grammar girl: Fun site with "Quick and dirty tips for better writing."

Poetry Brief biographies of poets from classical to contemporary plus samples of works.

American Verse Project: Public domain poetry: American poets before 1920, including Dickinson, Sanburg, James.

Poetry 180: Daily poems for high school students, from the Library of Congress.

Representative Poetry Online: Indexed by title, author, date, keyword and first line.

Glossary of Poetry Terms

Famous Poets and Poems - a searchable database



Literature in Latin America (LANIC): Exhaustive source of links to authors, biographies, journals and magazines.

Native American Authors (Internet Public Library): Reliable and organized source of information and links to Native American authors

Shakespeare Web: More on Will.

No Sweat Shakespeare

Shakespeare: information on all kinds of questions about Shakespeare 

10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read (from KQED) with brief biographies

100+ African American Writers, mostly fiction, with names of authors, style, and best book with which to begin reading



Encyclopedia Mythica: Information on world mythology, including Greek, Roman, gyption, Chinese and Japanese. This site also has information about the Arthurian legends.

Theoi Greek Mythology: Free reference guide to ancient Greek mythology and religion

Greek Mythology: Information on all aspects of Greek mythology, from gods and goddesses to myths to heroes; full texts of some Greek mythology and literature books


General Resources

National Humanities Center Toolbox Library: Primary sources in U.S. History and Literature

Literary resources: International literature and drama.

Literary Collection: Internet Public Library online literary criticism collection and links.

English Scholar: Links to all kinds of English resources, from literary criticism to research