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Art of Storytelling
In this collection of videos from Khan Academy, you’ll hear from Pixar directors and story artists about how they got their start and what stories inspire them.
British Council: Teaching English
This site has classroom resources as well as articles, videos, publications and courses to help with your continuing professional development.
CanLit Guides is an open educational resource, created and maintained by Canadian Literature, which supplements classroom learning and private study.
Danger of the Single Story
Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
EDSITEment offers resources in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies. Explore the lesson plans and student activities.
Fairy Tales Around the World
Fairy Tales Around the World, a multi-part lesson plan from the team at EDSITEment, is perfect for elementary-level language arts and social studies classrooms.
This free-for-now program enables student groups to collaborate on the creation of digital magazines. Besides text, those can include videos, audio, links and other interactive elements. Registration required.
Freedom to Read Week
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
This UK-based site provides free tutorials and study guides on authors, novels, and stories.
National Council of Teachers of English
This is a (US) site with research and resources for English teachers.
National Writing Project
This is a (US) network of sites that serve teachers across disciplines and grade levels. They provide professional development, develop resources, generate research, and act on knowledge to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities.
NYPL's Surprisingly Tricky Spelling Bee Quiz
Test our your spelling skills with this online quiz from the New York Public Library.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
OWL at Purdue is one of the most frequently used guides for how to cite information. They offer extensive help for MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles.
Quick and Dirty Tips: Grammar Girl
Browse these grammar-related podcasts.
Read Write Think
This site offers a collection of learning materials for literacy and language arts instruction.
TED: Where Do New Words Come From?
There are over 170,000 words currently in use in the English language. Yet every year, about a thousand new words are added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Where do they come from, and how do they make it into our everyday lives?
This site has some free vocabulary-building games. There are additional features at a cost.
We Need Diverse Books
This is the official Tumblr page of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign.
What It's Like to Read with Dyslexia
A site that demonstrates to the neurotypical what it is like to try to read with dyslexia
TED: Who Was the World's First Author?
Travel back in time to ancient Mesopotamia and meet Enheduanna, a high priestess and the world’s first author.
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