Letter Generator

Identify all the essential parts of a letter and then generate your own. Produced by ReadWriteThink.

Test Your Lit I.Q.

How well do you know the work of great American authors? Produced by Thirteen/American Masters.


This set of activities is like an old-fashioned Spelling Bee. Contestants — that’s you! — in grades 1-8 will listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story. Students in high school will listen … Continue reading


Write lyrics to a melody to create a unique song-poem. Produced by Independent Lens/Off the Charts.

The Little Weaver of Thái-Yên Village

In this online book from the International Children’s Digital Library, a young Vietnamese girl maintains her own cultural identity while struggling to adjust to America. Bilingual in English and Vietnamese. Author—Trần Khánh Tuyềt. Illustrator—Nancy Hom. Produced by International Children’s Digital … Continue reading

Gullah Tales - The Little Red Hen

Students will read and listen to Aunt Pearlie Sue’s animated English and Gullah versions of the traditional folktale “The Little Red Hen.” Storytellers are important people in most cultures. They entertain, educate and pass on the history of their culture. … Continue reading

The Train Game

The Train Game is part of WPSU’s Blue Ribbon Readers, a collection of seven interactive games designed to help elementary school students gain reading comprehension competencies. The Train Game helps students develop synthesis skills by asking them to group words … Continue reading

Word Matrix

Using preconfigured word lists (or a list of synonyms they populate themselves), students organize words by their connotative charge on one axis, placing words with more negative connotations to the left and more positive connotations to the right. On another … Continue reading

London Tour

The city of London was where the author resided for most of his life, starting from the age of 10, and it’s where all his stories start. Learn more about several locations in the teeming metropolis where Dickens spent his … Continue reading

School Days

In 1818, Poe was nine years old. “Master Allan,” as he was known then, attended the Manor House School in Stoke-Newington, England. His foster family, the Allans, was living in England at the time. However, Poe lived at his school, … Continue reading

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