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Title
Description
Link
Suggested Grade Level
Crash Course: Literature
7 to 13 minute webisodes exploring a few major literary works in an upbeat and engaging manner. (YouTube channel)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOeEc9ME62zTfqc0h6Pe8vb
9-12
CGP Grey "The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and..."
5:15 runtime. YouTube explainer CGP Grey quickly runs through the political and geographic complexities of the British Isles and related countries.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNu8XDBSn10
British Literature
Literature Circle Strategies for High School Classrooms
This is a great starting point for those who want to discourage kids from "not reading" by using literature circles.
http://www.studyguide.org/lit_circles_high_school.htm
9-12
"The Pit and the Pendulum"
Rap music video based upon Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum."
http://www.flocabulary.com/poe-pit/
American Literature
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The definitive resource for all-things-writing-related. Includes a grades 7-12 section and MLA style guide!
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
7-12
Public
Speaking Materials
A Hip-hop song that informs the necessary effective skills of public speaking
http://teachertube.com/music.php?music_id=3830&title=Public_Speaking
9-12
Alliteration/Consonance
Good introduction to skills using a Johnny Carson Jack Webb skit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjquGpmgwOo
9-12
Diigo
Online bookmarking and annotation. Create a diigo educator account to be able to form student accounts and groups to share bookmarks, highlighted webpages and sticky notes. GREAT for online "talking to the text."
https://www.diigo.com/index
7-12
Ohio Department of Education Common Core
Resources for Aligning to Common Core and Lesson Plan Examples.
http://education.ohio.gov/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?Page=3&TopicRelationID=1699&Content=136734
K-12
Learning Curve Planner - graphic organizers and templates
Resources for over 3 dozen graphic organizers and PDFs as well as some templates
http://learningcurveplanner.com.au/thinking-tools.html

Socrative
uses cell phones and/or laptops (user's choice) for gathering feedback from students. the teacher can post as many questions as he/she wants in a variety of fun formats.
http://www.socrative.com

Persuasive essay and speech website
Uses links, article, quotations, etc.
on both sides of controversial topics.
http://www.procon.org/
9-12
SAT Vocabulary Prep for Middle and High School
videos, flashcards, and test prep for SAT
http://www.vocabahead.com/StudyRoom/tabid/61/Default.aspx

Research: Sweet Search
Juried site similar to Google with no pop ups
http://www.sweetsearch.com/
9-12
Karpeles Museums Manuscript Library
A collection of primary source documents with a 'reader' which shows the document in a legible font.
http://www.rain.org/~karpeles/list.html
6-12
The Curriculum Corner
"Weaving the Common Core into your daily curriculum."
http://www.thecurriculumcorner.com/
K-6
Read with Me ABC
Blog from Elementary teacher

Teachers can access the book online to use on SmartSlate via www.wegivebooks.org
Joining is free...HUGE selection of books, as well.
http://readwithmeabc.blogspot.com/
K - 5
Common Lit
Free Literacy resources and progress tracking tools for grades 5-12.

Free - but must create an account.
https://www.commonlit.org/
5 - 12

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