Literature Websites

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Finding Units with Trade Books

Reading Units
Lesson Plans for Children's Books
S.C.O.R.E. CyberGuides
Glencoe Literature: Literature Library
SparkNotes Study Guides
SparkNotes Study Guides
Novel Studies in the Classroom
Random House (Teachers at Random)
Kid Trivia
Harper Children
Novel Units Online
Literature Based Reading Lessons
Book Discussion Guides at Multnomah Country Library online in Portland, Oregon at
ProTeacher's Book Related Resources is a great index as well for Intermediate titles in alphabetic order at   or click on the green bold words for Primary Titles.


Great Literature Websites

The Literacy Web

Teach-nology: Children's Literature

Jim Cornish's Novel Study Resources on the Web

Mrs. Smith's Author Page

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Literature and Language Arts

CLWG: Children's Literature Web Guide
The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for children and young adults.

American Literacy Classics - A Chapter a Day
This site features online books such as The Wizard of Oz, Moby Dick, and a Connecticut in King Arthur's Court set up so that your students can read a chapter a day. You can read the current featured novel or return to the archives for previous featured books at
American Literacy Classics - A Chapter a Day Archives

KidPub WWW Publishing
KidPub is a place for children to publish stories on the World Wide Web and to read stories published by other children.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literate Web Site
This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics. They've taken many of Carol Hurst's back articles and sections from her professional books for teachers and librarians and reformatted and interlinked them to create an interactive collection of information.

Random House Teacher's Resource Center
Random House Teacher's Services: teachers' guides and more resources for primary, secondary and post-secondary educators. Looking for new ideas about ways to teach award-winning books? Seeking exciting ways to bring literature alive for your students? Interested in hearing authors, such as Lois Lowry and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, talk about writing and their newest books? The Teacher's Resource Center is for you!

Doucette Index K - 12 Literature - Based Teaching Ideas: An Index to Books and Websites
The Doucette Index provides access to books and websites that contain useful teaching suggestions related to books for children and young adults, and the creators of those books. The books indexed are those held by the Doucette Library of Teaching Resources, but many of these books will also be available in other libraries.

 Scholastic's Response to Literature section at
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Harper Children' at 

Annette Lamb's Literature Learning Ladders at has great lessons/guiding questions for Newbury and Caldecott Award Winners, thematic units, etc. A good example (because not all books are resourced the same) is the connecting lessons for Lois Sacher's Holes at )

If you do author/illustrator themed studies, Houghton Mifflin Reading is a great place to start at

The Web English Teacher's Reading Index by author at   is a great place to link to author/book related discussions.

Reading Rainbow
Program schedules, book descriptions, and activity suggestions can be found for the Reading Rainbow Series. Also stories from the Second Annual Young Writers and Illustrators Contest can be found on this site.

Book Adventure A free online reading incentive program with over 60,000 registered users, challenges students to read more and understand more with the first-ever Book Bonanza reading contest. The Book Bonanza was designed to generate more enthusiasm about reading and to reward students for their literary success. Children (K-8) create personalized book lists from over 4,000 recommended titles, take quizzes on the books they have read at school or at home, and earn prizes for understanding the books they have read.


Author Sites
he following web sites are ones I have found that have good activities you may want to try after reading books by the authors.

Welcome to Jan Brett's Home Page
Jan Brett is the author of:
This sight includes many hands on activities for you to print and use with the books.

The Official Eric Carle Web Site
Eric Carle is the author of:
This site has a bulletin board where teachers and parents using Eric Carle's books in creative ways can submit their ideas. A large number of these ideas are on the site for the viewer to read.

The Official Berenstain Bears Website
This site includes activities, a theater, information about the characters, and a library feathering Stan and Jan Berenstain's bears.

Peter Rabbit Home Page
Many of the wonderful pictures are reproduced on this site. You may visit two sections. One for Beatrix Potter and another for Peter an his friends.

Cyber Seuss
This site contains quizzes, games, and information about Dr. Seuss, the author who created the Lorax, Horton, and the Cat in the Hat.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Website
Learn about the Oz Book Series through this site.

Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on line.