Literature

Book Pagez

This subscription site has loads of resources for learning through children's literature. There are lesson plans, discussion questions, vocabulary activities, games, and so much more. The site is well organized, so finding what you need is easy; and the price is pretty reasonable, too!

Novel Guides

This site has free guides to a huge collection of novels. Guides include a short summary of the novel, plus summaries of chapters, character profiles, metaphor and theme analyses, and author biographies. If you register for a free account you can also access discussion forums. (Warning: there are some very persistent video ads on this site! Nothing inappropriate, but definitely annoying!)

LitWits

This company (run by two sisters, one a homeschooler, the other a teacher) provides virtual "kits" for experiencing great books. Each kit contains suggestions for props and hands-on activities for the book, as well as some printable resources for teaching traditional literature concepts and writing tasks. There are many useful links and ideas in each kit. 

Lit2Go

A collection of free stories, poems, essays and other writing in audio and pdf form. It appears to be mostly public domain content, and is well-organized. You can browse authors, genres, and reading levels. There are also some collection based on themes and topics.

Teaching Books

A subscription site with lots of teaching resources for books. There are author resources, study guides, lesson plans, vocabulary lists, websites, and more. You can search by title, author, grade level, subject matter, and genre, and save resources to custom reading lists. Homeschool subscription options include single and multi-family. You may be able to save some money by sharing a subscription.

Write at Home

Online writing and literature classes for middle and high school levels. Courses run for 32, 16, or 8 weeks, with a weekly lesson and writing assignment. Students receive written feedback from the teacher. Prices are quite reasonable what is essentially a writing tutor.

Oxford Owl

This site from Oxford University Press has free ebooks and storytelling videos for elementary level students. There are also some great assessment tools for reading and writing, and some useful printable worksheets and activities. 

Mosdos Press

Secular literature and reading curriculum for grades 3 through 8. There is also a set of materials for writing research papers. The books look colorful and interesting, but the price is a little high.

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