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WWW Resources for Teaching Young Adult and Children's Literature

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
This site contains both a chronological and alphabetic index of authors, as well as a concordance of quotations. This site has a search engine to help search specific terms. This is a good tool to help students become familiar with commonly used quotes and euphemisms

The Book Hive
This site includes reviews, reading lists by genre, biographies, coloring pages, and more. Teachers, librarians and parents will enjoy this site.

The Book Spot
This site includes award lists, book reviews, author and publisher biographical information, discussion groups, as well as listings for associations, a genre corner, reading lists, and a free newsletter.

Forms of Poetry for Children
This site has several links to different forms of poetry for children, as well as links out to other resources on the web. Teachers and students alike can find poetry, poems set to music, how to write poetry, and more.

Internet School Library Media Center
Information covering many topics connected to literature for students and teachers can be found at this site. Topics include literary prizes, the library/media center, Social Studies, Reading, Mathematics, selection aids, poetry, and reference resources.

The Poetry Zone
The Poetry Zone has a gallery of poems, teaching resources, interviews with poets, reviews, where to send poems, and contests.
This site offers links to teaching suggestions, activities, and ideas for contests and theaters.

SparkNotes is an online form of "cliff notes", covering topics from Shakespeare, poetry, literature, drama and Philosophy. The site also includes key facts, quotations, quizzes, study questions, characters, character analysis, themes, etc. on other subjects, such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Biology, Astronomy, and Computer Science. Also included are Reference tools, message boards, current events and classic books online. The site is free, but requires users to establish an account and to log in.

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