Web Links


 

The following resources may be helpful.

TZHS English DepartmentGrammar ResourcesGeneral Literature Resources ● Authors ● Poetry ●  Reading RecommendationsWriting ReferenceJust For Fun


Grammar Resources

Guide to Grammar and Writing Information on grammar, mechanics, and usage as well as the writing process

Grammar Handbook Basic information on parts of speech, clauses, and common usage problems

The Purdue Online Writing Lab A comprehensive site about writing and grammar including helpful guides, self-tests, and practice sets

Ms. McMane’s Grammar Handouts

Common Grammatical Errors  Thanks to Mrs. Vickers’ students for the suggestion!

 


Literature Resources

General

Bartleby.com: Great Books OnlineThe preeminent internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing unlimited access to books and information on the web

PROJECT GUTENBERG – Free Books On-Line library of classic works republished online

General Literary Resources Links to literary resources by language and period

Outstanding Books for the College Bound Looking for something good to read? Try one of these books recommended by the American Library Association for young adults.

 

Authors

American Authors on the Web authors and web links listed by time period

Voices From the Gaps an instructional Web site focusing on the lives and works of North American women writers of color

Native American Authors links from the Internet Public Library

Storytellers: Native American Authors Online Index of authors and sites

Post WWII American Literature — Multiculturalism Database from University of California at Berkeley; links to many multicultural genres and authors

British & Irish Authors on the Web Index of authors and sites

IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection Main Page Index of over 4,000 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works

Poetry

The Poetry Foundation Publishers of Poetry Magazine; search for poems, poets, video and audio recordings

Poets.org the award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets

Electronic Poetry Center Home Page from the University at Buffalo; authors’ pages, links to poetry journals, sound archive, etc.

University of Pennsylvania, Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

Poets & Writers Magazine

The Poetry Archive British website dedicated to poetry; listen to poems aloud, search for poems by author, title, or subject matter

The Academy of American Poets Information on authors and rotating exhibits

Internet Poetry Archive features selected poems of contemporary poets

The Poetry Society of America Features Poetry Reviews from Publishers Weekly

Poetry Daily a growing anthology of contemporary published poets featuring a new poem every day

Verse. Bartleby.com Thousands of poems by hundreds of authors


Writing Resources

The Regents Exam TZ English Department web page on the exam

The Five Paragraph Essay A general guide to writing a basic essay

Writing About Literature Some basic pointers

The Personal Essay a guide to writing the personal essay

Creative Writing Resources Ms. McMane’s Creative Writing class links


Reference

General

CQ Researcher Great information on a variety of current events and issues. Username: tzhs, Password: student.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2000

Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001

Roget’s Thesaurus- Bartleby.com

Glossary of Literary Terms

Quotations

Quotations – Bartleby.com

The Quotations Page

Quoteland.com– Quotations on every topic


Just for Fun

Ad*Access Over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955

AdiosBarbie.com: A Body Image Site for Every Body

Amazing Cat Collection Great photos of kitties from around the country

Anagramsite.com – A List of Anagrams Find out some anagrams for your own name

Artomat a vending machine that gives you art?

BizarreRecords.com See some of the world’s worst and funniest real record albums

Colorgenics Mood Test an analysis of your mood based on the colors you pick

Crazy Fads  Find out the popular fads from the 20’s until today

Dumb Laws Real laws still on the books

Engrish.com! View some of he humorous English mistakes that appear in overseas advertising and product design

Godiva Chocolate Because you love me and want to get me a present. Godiva’s open oysters are my favorite. (I’m just checking to see if anyone is reading this…)

Gone to the Dogs What kind of dog are you?  (Click on the link on the right hand side.) Great graphics and fun test.

Magic 8 Ball Find out the answers to your most important questions.

The Exploratorium’s Online Illusions Try “Bird in a Cage”

Phonespelling.com  What does your phone number spell?

Senses Challenge Test your senses through this BBC website

Snopes.com Urban Legends reference pages… find out if those “true stories” are actually true before you forward them!

Whichbook.net Find the perfect book to suit your mood

What to Read Next? Get recommendations based on your favorite books.

Goodreads Get recommendations, rate your favorites, and follow me!