E. Literature:2. The student responds critically to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.:9-12:The student...
LA.E.2.4.1 Add Website - Add Activity
analyzes the effectiveness of complex elements of plot, such as setting, major events, problems, conflicts, and resolutions.
The Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE)
The novel cyberguides are especially useful. Students can find creative ways to interact with novels using the internet. The state of California has their own version of the Sunshine State Standards. Each lesson offered on the site corrolates to California's standards and can easily adapted to the SSS. I love the cyberguides to literature. Many ideas are offered for teaching literature.
The Crucible Project
This is a complete information source for Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. There is even a search engine.
Activity: Novel in a week
LA.E.2.4.2 Add Website - Add Activity
understands the relationships between and among elements of literature, including characters, plot, setting, tone, point of view, and theme.
A Jury of Her Peers
A short story of the murder of a man by his wife. There are male/female differences within the story. This story can be read in about half an hour. Includes description of elements of a short story.
Activity: Othello Introduction (Skits
LA.E.2.4.3 Add Website - Add Activity
analyzes poetry for the ways in which poets inspire the reader to share emotions, such as the use of imagery, personification, and figures of speech, including simile and metaphor; and the use of sound, such as rhyme, rhythm, repetition, and alliteration.
Activity: Isn't It Ironic?
LA.E.2.4.4 Add Website - Add Activity
understands the use of images and sounds to elicit the reader's emotions in both fiction and nonfiction.
LA.E.2.4.5 Add Website - Add Activity
analyzes the relationships among author's style, literary form, and intended impact on the reader.
Censorship & Huck Finn
Readings and interactive web activities dealing with censorship issues involved in the reading and teaching of Huck Finn Useful for both teachers and students
Activity: Design T shirt, CD cover, birthday card, or answering machine message
LA.E.2.4.6 Add Website - Add Activity
recognizes and explains those elements in texts that prompt a personal response, such as connections between one,s own life and the characters, events, motives, and causes of conflict in texts.
Children's Literature: Classic Books for Teenagers
This is a highly interactive site which enables students to choose from a variety of classic texts which can be downloaded, read and then discussed in a net based chat room. The readings and activities within this site enable the romance of reading to prevail.
LA.E.2.4.7 Add Website - Add Activity
examines a literary selection from several critical perspectives.
Activity: George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"
LA.E.2.4.8 Add Website - Add Activity
knows that people respond differently to texts based on their background knowledge, purpose, and point of view.