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Information on books, authors, reading, writing, and foreign language resources.

Languages American Sign Language Browser
Quicktime Videos are used to demonstrate how to say a wide range of words in American Sign Language
(all ages)

Dave's ESL Cafe
An array of resources for ESL in the classroom.
(all ages)

Foreign Language Resources
Foreign language chat for students and links to French, Spanish, and German Internet resources.
(middle/high school)

Learn Spanish
An online tutorial teaches the Spanish language and about the Spanish culture.
(all ages)

Say Hello to the World
This page on the Internet Public Library site teaches the basics of many different languages.

Resources for Spanish language students.
(middle/high school)

Literature AHA Poetry
Find poetry online, enter poetry contests, write poetry. If it's poetic it's probably here.
(middle/high school)

Baker Street Connection
All you want to know about Sherlock Holmes including texts of stories and novels.
(middle/high school)

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
Librarian Carol Hurst has put together an impressive resource which includes book reviews, and thematic booklists.
(all ages)

Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project
This site provides free access to a large collection of antique and classic illustrated children's books, many of which are available in several languages.
(all ages)

Children’s Literature Web Guide
One of the oldest 'Net resources, the Children's Literature Web Guide links you to a variety of Internet links related to children's books writing, reading, and publishing.
(all ages)

Complete Works of William Shakespere
Do you need to know which plays included witches? Maybe you would like to take part in online discussions about Shakespeare's writing. All this and more is possible at this site.
(high school)

Fairrosa Cyber Library of Children’s Literature
A comprehensive resource of all things children's literature. Developed by a youth services librarian, Fair Rosa includes links to reviews, authors and illustrator resources, and book discussion groups.
(all ages)

Internet Public Library: Reading Zone
On-line stories, a writing contest, and author Q&As are part of this resource.
(all ages)

Laura Ingalls Wilder Frontier Girl Everything Little House from biographical information and pictures of Laura to info. on the TV show, books, and songs.

Read the stories and the history of some of the worlds great legends and tales including King Arthur, Beowulf, Segrin and many others. You'll also find links to a multitude of online resources on the topic.
(middle/high school)

Mark Twain
Students will find critiques of Twain's writing, biographical information, and links to other resources.
(all ages)

Multicultural Book Review Homepage
Reviews of books with a multicultural focus.
(all ages)

Read-In is an annual event where kids communicate with each other and authors about books and writing.

Shiki Internet Haiku Salon
Haiku to read and ponder and links to places for learning and reading more.
(high school)

Student Writings

Crayon: Create Your Own Newspaper
All the news that's fit to print is available here. Students can create their own newspapers made up of stories from a variety of sources.
(all ages)

Mid-Link Magazine
A Web-based magazine totally written for and by kids.

Smithsonian Magazine's Kids Castle
Articles, stories, and interactivity is included at this site for upper elementary age kids. A host of topics - science, sports, history, and the arts - are covered.

Teen Hoopla Book Reviews
Teens review books.
(middle/high school)

Writing Skills Grammar and Style Notes
An A to Z resource of grammar and style rules.
(all ages)

Heretical Rhyme Generator
Type in a word and a rhyming poem is generated. Also includes links to other rhyme resources on the Internet.
(all ages)

What Makes a Good Short Story?
An interactive exhibit which explores the short story form.
(high school)

Writing With Writers
Published writers give advice on how to write in their genre. Everything from poetry to book reports is covered on this site. (all ages)

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