Student Literature Sites

What might be other activities for expanding students’ understanding of the literature on the Web?

Students of Buddy Burniske, while a teacher in Malaysia, read Nadine Gordimer’s short stories over different decades and generated questions about South African history and politics as well as literature. They corresponded with students in the diverse population groups in South Africa and even this Nobel Laureate herself. (NB: The use of the Web in both schools in Iceland and Malaysia were reported in Telecommunications in Education News, vol 8, #1, published by ISTE.)

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Dreamtime stories on YouTube

Dreamtime Stories is a collections of folk tales from Australian aborigines, many never set to paper. The oral nature of these stories lend themselves better to new technologies…  learn more

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Example Aboriginal Dreamtime story of Waatji Pulyeri (the Blue Wren)

Here's an example Dreamtime Story. Fun for younger students and a great introduction to storytelling for older students.  learn more

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Shakespeare - Encyclopedia Britannica

The Encyclopedia Britannica has devoted a site to Shakespeare, including the remodeling of the Globe Theater and Elizabethan life. Different renowned actors read similar passages and it is…  learn more

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Wattpad is a writing community in which users are able to post articles, stories, fan fiction, and poems. Users are able to comment and like stories or join…  learn more

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Favorite Poem Project

Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, believes that poetry is a vocal art, an art meant to be read aloud. Reading a poem silently…  learn more

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Perseus Digital Library

The Perseus Project is an evolving digital library of resources for the study of the humanities. They are funded to perform research on developing tools to provide users…  learn more

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Lewis Carroll: Educational Resources

Lewis Carroll's influence remains far-reaching today. His writings and ideas have sparked countless creative efforts of all kinds in all fields of the arts and sciences, all over…  learn more

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Welcome to Jane Reichhold's world of poetry that will make you say, "Ah-ha!" as you discover and explore the many short-form genres of poetry AHA! POETRY utilizes the…  learn more

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Google Lit Trips

Google Lit Trips, is an educational technology project of GLT Global ED. The site is not part of Google, but integrated Google Earth into it's presentations. Their goal…  learn more