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LANGUAGE ARTS - links for reading, writing and research.

Writing Basics

ABC Writing
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/basics/writing/
A quality educational site offering word puzzles, writing forms, book report forms, math, ideas, lessons and much more.

Creative Writing for Teens
http://teenwriting.about.com/
A comprehensive resource for teens who write. Teenagers interested in creative writing--whether poetry, fiction or non-fiction--will find the features and links on this site indispensible.

Sign Language

Hand Speak
http://www.handspeak.com/
An online sign language dictionary for kids of all ages as well as adults.

Sign Language
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002931/
If you want to learn basic sign language then this is a good site to check out. You'll learn the history of sign language and how to sign each letter of the alphabet.

Journalism

NEWSPAPERCAREERS.ORG
http://newspapercareers.org/
Here you can get a better idea of how and where your education, skills and experience fit into the newspaper business. How? By exploring career opportunities in the eight major divisions you'll find at newspapers large and small.

ASNE High School Journalism
http://www.highschooljournalism.org/
With highschooljournalism.org the American Society of Newspaper Editors hopes to improve high school journalism. Our primary interests are improving high school newspapers and bringing a diverse group of young people into journalism. The site is for students, journalism advisers, guidance counselors and daily newspaper editors.

Columbia Journalism Review
http://www.cjr.org/
Publication serving as a watchdog of the press in all its forms.

Creating a Classroom Newspaper
http://208.183.128.3/tutorials/classnews.html
Keep parents informed with a classroom newspaper. The newspaper may contain current events and images located on the Internet and also school and classroom news and accomplishments.

Editor & Publisher
http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/index.jsp
America's Oldest Journal Covering the Newspaper Industry.

The Ghost Dispatch
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110014/
News, views and reviews of the spooky, scary and haunted from around the town, around the nation and around the world.

Kids Courier
http://www.kidscourier.com
A newspaper with, for and about kids.

How Newspapers Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/newspaper.htm
Newspapers are the original form of broadband communication, a distinction not always recognized in the age of the Internet.

Journalism Net
http://journalismnet.com/
The Investigative Guide to Internet Research.

The Newspaper Association of America
http://www.naa.org/
A nonprofit organization representing the newspaper industry. NAA focuses on six strategic priorities: marketing, public policy, diversity, industry development, newspaper operations and readership.

Newseum - The Interactive Museum of News
http://www.newseum.org/
The Newseum is the world's only interactive museum of news. Our web site offers many online exhibits, including Today's Front Pages and the news quiz game, NewsMania.

Power Reporting
http://powerreporting.com/
Resources and training for journalists, from Bill Dedman: computer-assisted reporting, computer-assisted journalism, newsroom training, search tools.

Scholastic News
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/
Come enjoy Scholastic News Online! Great polls, games and quizzes, Special Reports, and up-to-date current events in all categories. Use our teacher/parent guides to help your student benefit fully from our great source of information.

Society of Professional Journalists
http://www.spj.org
Dedicated to quality, responsible journalism as the foundation of a free and informed society.

Reference and Research Ideas

Online Etymology Dictionary
http://www.etymonline.com/
Online etymology dictionaries.

The Pantheon
http://www.the-pantheon.com/
Contains information on the Greek gods and goddesses.

Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
http://www.bartleby.com/63/
Contains over 10,000 quotations from over 4,000 sources, dating from 1950 to 1988.

Symbolic Language of the Ancient World
http://library.thinkquest.org/5805/
Here you'll find information, samples and activities related to languages of the ancient world in Greece, Rome, China, Native America, Hungary and Egypt.

The Tumulus
http://www.ancuairt.org/tumulus/index.html
Contains information on the Celtic gods, goddesses and heroes.

World Almanac for Kids
http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/
Look inside and learn about all things great and small.

World Magazine
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/world/
Rewired for curious kids.

Reading

Aesopís Fables Online Collection
http://www.aesopfables.com/
The Fables are listed by title and by moral of the story -- many include illustrations and over a dozen are available as audio narrations.

The Arabian Nights and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
http://www.arabiannights.org
Translations of both texts are available here.

Children’s Digital Library [pdf]
The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library is “to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children’s literature from the world community.” So far, they have placed hundreds of books online, and visitors can click on “Read Books” to check them out.  Visitors can also click on a range of thematic listings, such as “real animal characters,” “picture books,” and “kid characters.”

SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages
http://www.surlalunefairytales.com
Contains fairy tales, their symbolism and other important reference points.

StoryPlace
http://www.storyplace.org/
Colorful tales of adventure and imagination.

Wright American Fiction
http://www.letrs.indiana.edu/web/w/wright2/
This is a collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875. There are currently 2,887 volumes included by 1,456 authors.

Poetry

All Info-About Poetry
http://poetry.allinfo-about.com
Contemporary poets from around the world.

Modern Haiku
http://www.modernhaiku.org
A journal dedicated to promoting and publishing haiku.

Authors

Lewis Carroll Home Page
http://www.lewiscarroll.org/carroll.html
Looking for information on his life and work? Look no further! Site also has critical analysis of his work and sections on the use of math, logic and puzzles.

The Geoffrey Chaucer Website
http://icg.harvard.edu/~chaucer/
Information on the life and work of Geoffrey Chaucer. Includes the complete 'Canterbury Tales' as well as essays and poetry.

The Dickens Project
http://humwww.ucsc.edu/dickens/index.html
Promotes the study and enjoyment of the life and work of Charles Dickens.

The Classical Language

Classical Language Instruction Project
http://www.princeton.edu/~clip
A resource for the pronunciation and elocution of ancient Greek and Latin.

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