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Professional and Teaching Resources

American Library Association: The ALA is home to many reading resources, including the Young Adult Library Services Association which provides many booklists, book awards, and recommendations for young reader.

AskERIC Lesson Plans : Language Arts: This site provides links to English language arts lesson plans

California English Language Arts Content Standards: This page provides links to the state standards. Select either PDF or DOC format.

Center on English Learning & Achievement (CELA): This research center, founded by Judith Langer and Arthur Applebee, provides access to reports, articles and other research-oriented materials on the teaching of English and the teaching profession. Among the many reports found at CELA is The Guidelines for Teaching Middle and High School Students to Read and Write Well, a short overview of a longer term study on teacher effectiveness.

EDSITEment: This NEH supported site provides online humanities resources (and supporting lesson plans) from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities.

Educational Research Information Center (ERIC). Reading, English, and Communication: This site provides access to ERIC, a massive database of pedagogic research and resources.

Literacy Education Resources: Early Childhood to High School: This site contains links to online resources about literacy education from early childhood to high school. Formerly an ERIC site, the Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication is an information repository of the Indiana University School of Education.

National Council of Teachers of English Home Page: This is the home page of the NCTE, the primary professional organization for English teachers from middle school to college.

NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts: These standards have provided the basis for many of the state standards.

NCTE Lesson Plans: This site provides access to peer-reviewed lesson plans on a variety of topics.

Young Adult Literature: This site discusses young adult literature with links to specific types of books.

Web English Teacher: This site provides links to lesson plans, biographies, e-texts, online criticism, videos, WebQuests, jokes, puzzles, and classroom activities to support the teaching of English/Language Arts


Reading Shakespeare's Plays: a brief overview of Shakespeare's language for beginners (Amy Ulen, Shakespeare High).

Shakespeare's Life Handout: quick timeline with links to online materials related to Shakespeare's life (Amy Ulen, Shakespeare High).

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet: a very large collection of materials on Shakespeare, Early Modern Britain, and everything in between (Terry Gray, Palomar College).

Online Resources for Teachers at the Folger Shakespeare Library: Teaching materials developed over the last two decades by scholars and practitioners attending the library's annual Teaching Shakespeare Institute.

AskERIC Lesson Plans: lesson plans submitted by teachers to the ERIC online database.

Electronic Shakespeare: a comprehensive site maintained by Rosalind Tedford at Wake Forest University.

Shakespeare Resource Center: a comprehensive site maintained by J. M. Pressley.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: the re-created modern theatre in Southwark.


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