Teaching Resources

English Language Arts



  • General
  • Teachers and Writers Collective Teachers and Writers Collective
    Teachers & Writers Collaborative promotes and provides literary arts education by supporting writers and teachers in developing and implementing strategies to enhance students’ interest in and love of literature and writing.
  • ReadWriteThink ReadWriteThink
    Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.
  • Web English Teacher Web English Teacher
    Web English Teacher presents the best of K-12 English / Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, WebQuests, videos, biography, e-texts, criticism, jokes, puzzles, and classroom activities.
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
    Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
  • Middleweb Language Arts Resources Middleweb Language Arts Resources
    MiddleWeb provides a wealth of resources for schools, districts, educators, parents, and public school advocates working to raise achievement for all students in the middle grades.
  • Teaching Literature Teaching Literature
    Provides a list of web resources on a particular topic. These resources may be general information sites, webquests, lesson plans, critical articles, or anything in between.
  • Shakespeare Resources Shakespeare Resources
    This site provides:
    An annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on the Internet.
    Presents unique Shakespeare material unavailable elsewhere on the Internet
  • The Harlem Angels The Harlem Angels
    Written as a TV Pilot, "The Harlem Angels" may be used in-class as an interactive exercise and as a jumping off point for creative writing based on a student's own experiences (or what's in the news that would fall into this area), and discussions on ethics and self-reliance. 


  • Poets.org Poets.org
    An award-winning website which provides a wealth of content on contemporary American poetry and receives a million unique users each month.
  • Tools
  • The Elements of Style (Strunk & White) The Elements of Style (Strunk & White)
    This classic reference book is intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.
  • The Online Books Page The Online Books Page
    Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web.
  • Scholastic Teacher Book Wizard: Leveled Book Matching Scholastic Teacher Book Wizard: Leveled Book Matching
    Teacher Book Wizard makes it easier than ever to make and customize book lists. The Leveling system makes finding 'just right' books easy.
  • Tools for Reading, Writing, & Thinking Tools for Reading, Writing, & Thinking
    These tools should be used to help students engage in rigorous thinking, organize complex ideas, and scaffold their interactions with texts.
  • NYPL 100 Recommended Picture Books NYPL 100 Recommended Picture Books
    100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know.
  • NYPL 100 Recommended Children's Books NYPL 100 Recommended Children's Books
    100 Favorite Children's Books.
  • The American Literature Archive The American Literature Archive
    Links to General Sites
  • New York State Literary Tree New York State Literary Tree
    Serves NYSCA-funded organizations with literary programs, their curators, and the poets and writers they present. The site offers in-depth information about the organizations and their curators as well as detailed event and special events calendars, serving as a learning center and clearing house not only for those involved in literature-based presentation but for all those interested in the various aspects of literature.
  • A Literary Map of Manhattan A Literary Map of Manhattan
    Find out where imaginery New Yorkers lived, worked, played, drank, walked and looked at ducks.
  • bibliomania bibliomania
    Free Online Literature with more than 2000 Classic Texts.

If you have suggestions for additional resources, e-mail Teachers@schools.nyc.gov.