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Online Tools Literary Fun Teacher Materials PowerPoints

xAnimoto -- online movie construction, combining photos, video clips andmusic
xGlogster -- online posters with photos and video
xLife Online -- timeline tool using your own photos or theirs to create customized timleines.
xNewspaper Tool -- create a newspaper image from own text
xPrezi -- online non-liner presentation tool
xProjects That Pop (multiple project ideas with explanations and links) from Frisco ISD TX
xScrapblog -- online scrapbooking site
xStoryboard.That -- Amazing use of storyboard creator. Hero's Journey is the best.
xStoryTools -- includes 50+ online resources for student work. Better than Wow!
xToonDoo -- online cartoon creation
xWix -- free Flash website builder
xWordle-- creates “word clouds” from text you provide. Print as .pdf Tagxedo even allows you to choose the shape of your “word cloud.”

x60 Second Recap -- Short witty versions of great literature
xBook-a-Minute -- Mini versions of the classics
x The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler inspires writing by personifying abstract qualities
xBulwer-Lytton Contest -- the famous “it was a dark and stormy night” contest
xCalendar of Literary Facts -- birthdays, firsts, publishing and performance information
xFind a Grave -- locations, inscriptions, even pictures of the famous departed
xHaiku Generator -- totally random yet weirdly sensible
x Learn Out Loud and Loud Lit -- free audio files
xLibrary of Congress Educator Resources -- Primary Source Sets and Teacher Analysis Guides are especially useful.
xOne Book One College -- site provides links to all-school reads
xShakespearean Insulter -- taunt someone with real insults from Shakespeare

x Don Pogebra’s Quixotic Pedagogue is a gorgeous and useful website with generous shared material.
x Ronnie Campagna’s DropBox is a wealth of materials. Please download; do not delete or move.
x Jerry Brown’s website has buried treasure, well worth seeking.
x Keenan Hart’s free Prompts to Publishing -- daily prompts for Middle School, Intermediate, and English Language learners.

xOne Book, One College: Common Reading Programs -- List maintained by Barbara Fister (last updated in 2013).

xVoice Lessons PowerPoints -- by Marcie Belgard and typed for sharing by Jo Krajeck
ball Detail
ball Diction
ball Imagery
ball Syntax
ball Tone Multiple Choice & Answers document

xPowerPoint Paper -- Each slide is a different paper design to use as backgrounds for your own PowerPoints
x Education Designs -- Each slide is appropriate for report and projects
xWriting Prompts -- Two-page design sets for picture & related written prompt
x Quote Prompts -- Each quote can be explained, discussed, analyzed, supported, contradicted, and/or used as a sentence model.
x Writing Quotes -- The quote on each slide relates to writing, reading, or a specific form of literature.
x Autobiography Project -- The assignments in the Autobiography Portfolio.
x Passages to Paraphrase -- 30 sentences that work well. Handout.
xWriting about Art -- great images for visual literacy.
xDemotivational Posters -- This parody of motivational posters is just for fun.

Book Club Resources

Publisher Resources APSI Materials

PinkAdLit.org -- Adolescent Reading
PinkAbout Book Clubs
PinkAmerican Library Association Library Guides
Pink Book Bundlz -- By title, but also includes an any book guide
PinkBook Browse --
PinkCenter for the Book -- Library of Congress resources and links.

PinkReading Group Guides -- multiple publishers included. Specialty sites include TeenReads and KidsReads.



xBloomsbury Publishing
xCrown Publishing Reader’s Guides
xDoubleday Reader’s Guides
xHarperCollins Reading Guides
xHatchett Book Group
xKnopf /Doubleday/Vintage/ Anchor Reading Group Center
xPenguin Reading Guides and Penguin Teaching Guides
xRandom House Reader’s Circle and Teaching Guides
xSimon & Schuster

xMiddle School Reading List as .PDF file or Word document -- from Donalyn Miller’s The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
xSMU MIddle School APSI Sample Theses.
xRecommended Short Story List

xReal Simple Multiple Ad Analyses
x“Under 5” Ad Analysis
xSample Theses on “Feeling Good”
xAnalysis of Brad Paisley’s “Online” Video
x“Birthday Party” Theses
x“Birthday Party” Retellings
xCry the Beloved Country Test
x“Miss Brill” LRJs
x“Miss Brill” Test


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Last updated 17 August 2017.

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