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(Updated on 25/08/2010)

 

 

 

 

 

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

 

A

Activities
ALBEE Edward
ANGELOU Maya
American stories
Audio Books
ASIMOV Isaac
AUSTEN Jane
AUSTER Paul

B

BECKETT Samuel
BEECHER STOWE Harriet
'BEOWULF'
BIERCE Ambrose
BOOKS (vocabulary / activities)
BRADBURY Ray
BRONTE Charlotte
BRONTE Emily
BURNS Robert


C

Calendar
CARROLL Lewis

Cartoons
CHRISTIE Agatha
Cinema
Conversation questions

D

DAHL Roald
DEFOE Daniel
DICK Philip K.
DICKENS Charles
DICKINSON Emily
DOYLE Arthur Conan
Dr SEUSS

DYLAN Bob

E

EMERSON Ralph Waldo

F

FITZGERALD

G

Games
GOLDING William
GOTHIC NOVEL
Great characters
GREENE Graham

H

HARDY Thomas
HARPER Lee
HAWTHORNE Nathaniel
HEANEY Seamus
HEMINGWAY Ernest
HUXLEY Aldous

Illustrations
Information
Irony
IRVING Washington

J

JAMES P.D.
JOYCE James
JUSTER Norton

K

KEATS John
KEROUAC Jack
KINNEY Jeff
KING Stephen
KIPLING Rudyard

L

LESSING Doris
Lesson plans

Listening and Reading
'Little Red Riding Hood' (a new page)
LONDON Jack

M

MAILER Norman
MANSFIELD Katherine
Maps
MAUGHAM Somerset

MELVILLE Herman

N

Nobel Prize

O

O. HENRY
O'BRIEN Fitz-James
ORWELL George

P

PHILOSOPHERS
Pictures
PINTER Harold
POE Edgar Allan
POETRY
PORTER Eleanor H.
POTTER Beatrix
POTTER Harry

Q

R

Reading and Listening

RESOURCES

S

SAKI
SALINGER J.D.
SCOTT Walter
Search Tools
SEUSS (Dr -)
SHAKESPEARE William
SHELLEY Mary
Signatures
SILLITOE Alan
SNICKET (Lemony )
Songs
Statues
STEIN Gertrude
STEVENSON Robert Louis
Stories for Kids
STRASSER Todd
STYRON William

T

THEATRE / THEATER
THOREAU Henry David
THURBER James
Timeline
TWAIN Mark

U

UPDIKE John

V

Vampire Short Stories
Videos
Vocabulary

W

Webquests
WELLS H. G.
WHITMAN Walt
WILDE Oscar
WOOLF Virginia

X

Y

YEATS William Butler

Z

(Updated on 25/05/2013)


 

 

 

 

Resources :

Activities Information Search Tools
Audio Books Lesson plans Signatures
Calendar Man Booker Prize Songs
Cinema Maps Statues
Cartoons

Nobel Prize

Timeline
Conversation questions Opening lines Videos
Games Pictures Vocabulary
Great characters Reading and Listening Webquests
Illustrations    

 


Related pages :

American stories Nursery rhymes
Books Poetry
Harry Potter READING COMPREHENSION
Library Stories for kids
List of stories for kids Theatre

 



Search Tools :

  • LELE : Oeuvres complètes pour le lycée
    "LELE : littérature étrangère en langue étrangère.
    Cette page en construction et modifiable par tous est le complément de Littérature Anglaise en Langue Anglaise en L.
    Elle est destinée à accueillir des ressources sur des oeuvres complètes et des idées de séquence pour la LELE en anglais.
    Pour le moment cette page est fortement inspirée du programme d'anglais de complément en vigueur jusqu'en juin 2012." 

    (agreg-ink.net)

 

  • Free Book Notes.com (freebooknotes.com)
    - a comprehensive guide to free book notes, free book summaries, literature notes, and study guides (like "cliff notes")
    for over 1600 books, plays, and poems.


  • Search the full text of books (google.com)


  • A new search tool : Google Scholar
    "enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.
    Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web."

 

Calendar :

  • A calendar with important events in literature and literacy. (readwritethink.org)
  • Today in Literature, (todayinliterature.com)
    a calendar of engaging stories about the great books, writers, and events in literary history.

 

Maps :

 

Nobel Prize:

 



Man Booker Prize:

Illustrations:

Opening lines in literature :

  • 30 great opening lines in literature - with PICTURES
    (telegraph.co.uk)

    “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
    Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

 

 

Pictures :

 

 

Cartoons :

 

 

Vocabulary :

 

 

  • Famous Pen Names (squidoo.com)
    "Many authors have published some or all of their works under a pseudonym, or Nom de Plume (Pen Name)."
  • Pen name (Wikipedia)
    1 In Persian and Urdu Poetry
    2 In Japan
    3 Famous pen names
    4 "House" names...
  • Colour Words - for advanced students
    - "article and work that helps to understand , translate/interpret colour words
    as they are found in literary texts and ads." (the_english_dept)
    (esp-world.info)

  • MYSTERIES AND OTHER SUSPENSE STORIES (absolutenglish-972)
    - VOCABULARY AROUND THE GENRE
    - LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, Roald Dahl
    - SILENT NIGHT, Mary Higgins Clark
    - SOLVE THE MYSTERY
    - READ
    - MORE LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS
    - QUIZZES
    - FOR FUN
    - LINKS

  • Literature (Wikipedia)
    1 Introduction
    2 Forms of literature

    2.1 Poetry
    2.2 Drama
    2.3 Essays
    2.4 Prose fiction
    2.5 Other prose literature
    3 Somewhat related narrative forms
    4 Genres of literature
    5 Literary techniques
    6 Literary figures
    7 Literature by country, language, or cultural group
    8 Literary criticism
    9 Story elements
    10 Themes in literature

    11 Other
    12 See also
    13 External links

  • Storytime Words with pictures (enchantedlearning.com)

  • Analysing texts - liste d'expressions (englisch-hilfen.de)
    The text
    The characters
    Summarizing the text
    My opinion

 

 

Information :

  • Tons of Classic Works Are Available for Free Download
    "Open Culture has this incredible resource of free ebooks to download and read at your own pace.
    This collection contains 800 eBooks covering works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  
    You have different options to download and read them: you can read them on Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer or online.
    Simply click on the option you want and follow the instructions provided...
    For those of you interested in classics, this page from Bartleby titled ‘The Harvard Classics The Shelf of Fiction’ features tons of classical works of the 20th century. It is one of ‘The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume “5-foot shelf of books” and the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction’."

    (educatorstechnology.com)
  • Top 10 novels on rural America
    "From Marilynne Robinson to William Faulkner, these great stories are told from the margins of US life, but they carry profound resonance."

    (theguardian.com)
  • The 100 greatest British novels - 7 December 2015
    "BBC Culture polled book critics outside the UK, to give an outsider’s perspective on the best in British literature."
    (BBC)

 

  • Luminarium
    "This site combines several sites first created in 1996 to provide a starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature."

    Medieval - Renaissance - Seventeenth Century - Eighteenth Century - Encyclopedia
    (luminarium.org)

 



  •  



    Obituary : John Updike
    "John Updike's novels, magisterial dissections of the soul of post-World War II middle America, placed him at the very pinnacle of his profession.
    Works such as Couples and the Rabbit series chronicled
    the obsessions, passions and anxieties of three generations.
    Whether writing novels, short stories, essays or poems,
    John Updike's work always seemed to find the pulse of modern America...
    Updike's themes, though American, were universal."
    WATCH AND LISTEN TO TRIBUTES.

    (BBC)

    John Hoyer Updike
    (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009)
    "was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and
    literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series..."

    (Wikipedia)

 

 

  • Beautiful vowels
    "Eunoia is the shortest word in English containing all five vowels - and it means "beautiful thinking". It is also the title of Canadian poet Christian Bok's book of fiction in which each chapter uses only one vowel.
    Mr Bok believes his book proves that each vowel has its own personality, and demonstrates the flexibility of the English language."
    + extracts from each chapter.

    (BBC)

 

  • 'Writuals' - scribes reveal daily routines
    "Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and Roald Dahl did it in sheds at the bottom of the garden.
    Shaw's desk was famously on castors, so he could turn it throughout the day to get maximum light.
    Dahl even had one of his own hip bones sitting on the desk. Every writer will have their own ritual.
    Kerry McKittrick examines the modus operandi of some of Ireland's favourite writers and asks: What are your Writuals?"

    (BBC)

 

 

Timeline :

 

 

Reading and Listening / Audio Books :

  • ‘Trumbo’ Tells the Story of Blacklisted Screenwriter - Text + Audio
    "In 1950, the United States Congress tried to end the career of Dalton Trumbo, the highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood.
    Now, that story is being told in the new movie, “Trumbo.” Actor Bryan Cranston stars as Trumbo.
    Helen Mirren plays society writer Hedda Hopper."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • CC Prose "is dedicated to making classic literature accessible to people around the world. We make more than just audiobooks.
    By combining high quality audio, large print text, synchronized closed captions, and machine translations in multiple languages; we provide something for everyone.
    Learn English, learn to read, with free videobooks from CC Prose.
    All chapters contain synchronized text, an interactive transcript, and closed captions."

    + CC ProseKids + CC Poems + CC Cartoons
    (YouTube)

 

  • Greatest writers find their voice
    "Rare recordings of some of the 20th century's greatest writers are to be released for the first time."
    + Private recordings and US radio broadcasts.
    (BBC)

     

  • LoudLit.org - Literature for your eyes and ears
    (loudlit.org)

  • The Blue Plaque
    A series of talks on a number of historical figures remembered by Blue Plaques in London.
    "Each page has an extras section. In that section you can find :
    - a comprehension quiz based on the talk
    - a link to vocabulary definitions (of bold words and phrases from the text)
    - a download of the transcript of the talk
    ex : Oscar Wilde - George Bernard Shaw - George Orwell - Florence Nightingale - Jimi Hendrix...

    (BBC)

 

  • Turning the Pages, the British Library
    "Turning the Pages!" uses the Shockwave plug-in ... to simulate the action of turning the pages of a real book."
    You can magnify the details.

    ex. : THE ORIGINAL ALICE, Written and illustrated by Lewis Carroll
    (bl.uk:80)


 

  • Pam Ayres - "a British writer of humorous poetry."
    (Wikipedia)



  • Wired for Books
    "Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...
    Listen to readings and lectures of noted writers."
    (wiredforbooks.org)

 

 

  • iPod SparkNotes (ipreppress.com)
    "Read and Listen to SparkNotes on your iPod."

 

  • LibriVox - free audiobooks (librivox.org)
  • MYSTERIES AND OTHER SUSPENSE STORIES (absolutenglish-972)
    - VOCABULARY AROUND THE GENRE
    - LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, Roald Dahl
    - SILENT NIGHT, Mary Higgins Clark

    - SOLVE THE MYSTERY
    - READ
    - MORE LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS
    - QUIZZES
    - FOR FUN
    - LINKS
  • Repeat After Us - "your online library and language lab" (repeatafterus.com)
    Poetry - Drama - Prose - Fiction - Prose - Non-Fiction - Children's Stories - Nursery Rhymes - Memorable Quotes - Stories From Around The World
    Browse : Authors - Titles - Recorded Texts - Readers
    Difficulty Level : Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced






  • The British Library (bl.uk)
  • C-Span American writers (americanwriters.org)
    You can select a writer, a work or a place. - with a portrait gallery and video lessons
  • USA writers - brief biographies with photos and links (spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk)
  • 1000+ Free Books for Children (enregistrés en mp3)
    A Christmas Carol - Aesop's Fables - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Aladdin and the Magic Lamp - David Copperfield - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - etc...
    (free-books.org)

 

Great characters :

 

 

Activities :

  • Literature - Worksheets :
    Blake's poems - Hard Times (Ch. Dickens) - Dracula's Guest (Idée d'exploitation) - The Fifth Child (Doris Lessing) - Macbeth -
    The Tell-Tale Heart (Poe)

    (Ac. Lyon)
  • Phyllis Dorothy James

    "Do you like mysteries?
    Here are five pages about P.D. James and her books. Do the activities, read, listen , watch , learn and play."
    Activities created by Renée Maufroid.

    (Pour 4ème ou 3ème européenne)

 

P. D. James, (born in 1920), is an English crime writer. (Wikipedia)

 

  • What are they like?
    "Look at the pictures. Which books and characters can you identify? There are 11 writers you should think of...
    Did you find the 11 writers? Just look at the next pic to see if you found them all.
    Now do you know what they look like? Do the activity, I am sure you will be surprised!

    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

  • Exercises :
    1. A Piece of Wood by Ray Bradbury
    2. The Landlady by Roald Dahl
    3. In Affection and Esteem by Mary Webb
    4. The Telegram
    (clickenglish)
  • Quiz: Writing New Orleans - interactive (PBS)
    "From the peddlers on the street described in Faulkner's 'New Orleans Sketches' to the mysterious Creole traditions that inspired Anne Rice's vampires, New Orleans has constantly stimulated the artistic mind.
    Learn more and test your knowledge on the writers who have captured the essence of New Orleans in their work."



  • The Copy By Paul Jennings (a British humorist 1918 - 1989)
    " Like most of Jenning's tales it centres on a hapless school student who, in this case, tries to find an ingenious way to shake off the bully who has been tormenting him
    and, at the same time, keep his girlfriend. His friendship with an eccentric inventor leads him into an unexpected adventure."
    - with pre-reading activities, reading activities and after reading activities.
    (British Council)
  • Literary terms bingo (teachit.co.uk)
    "To practise recognition of similes, metaphors, alliteration and onomatopoeia."
    REGISTER FIRST.
    Click on Starters, 'ways in' and plenaries

  • ENGLISH LITERATURE QUIZ - interactive (world-english) ex :
    "Which is the first Harry Potter book? a) HP and the Goblet of Fire b) HP and the Philospher's Stone c) HP and the Chamber of Secrets"
  • Timeless Authors - Match each famous author with their book! - interactive crossword (surfnetkids.com)

  • MYSTERIES AND OTHER SUSPENSE STORIES - interactive exercises (absolutenglish-972)
    - VOCABULARY AROUND THE GENRE
    - LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, Roald Dahl



    - SILENT NIGHT, Mary Higgins Clark



    - SOLVE THE MYSTERY
    - READ

 

 

Conversation questions :

 

 

Lesson plans :

 

 

  • 2014-2015 : Once Upon A Time
    Mise en scène par les élèves de 3e R anglais L2 d'une petite pièce de théâtre pour le MULTI(L)DINGUES FESTIVAL 2015.
    Par Marie-Claire Renard
    (Belgique)

     

  • First person narratives
    "An author always has a good reason for using the first person. Whether he wishes to share his memories with us, to embody the narration or simply to give more credit to a work of fiction, the ‘I’ always stands as a fascinating object of literary analysis…"
    - The art of self-portraits - Image analysis...
    - Gulliver's Travels - Text and key questions
    - The Great Mouse Plot - Text and key questions
    - Writing on the self - Texts and key questions
    - Final task

    (cle.ens-lyon.fr)

  • 10 Ways to Use The New York Times for Teaching Literature
    "Classics, contemporary fiction, young adult and graphic novels, sequels and adaptations:
    Here are 10 ideas that will help any teacher use the vast resources of NYTimes.com to show students the connections between any type of literature and life."

    (learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

 

  • Vampires : my own Gothic tale
    - Séquence pour 4ème section Européenne par  Jean-Sébastien Dot

    "Cette séquence comprend 16 séances, et autant de documents prêts à l’emploi.
    Tâche finale : écrire une fiction de style gothique pour aboutir à un recueil de fictions en version papier et version numérique.
    Les tâches intermédiaires comprennent la lecture d’une oeuvre complète (le Dracula en version simplifiée de Penguin Readers), une introduction au style gothique, un travail sur les discours direct et indirect, des repères méthodologiques pour devenir des lecteurs plus efficaces, des repères historiques et géographiques pour ne pas confondre le Dracula "historique" et la création de Bram Stoker, une comparaison du début du livre de Stoker et du début du film de Coppola..."

    (Ac. Toulouse)

 

  • It's A Mystery To Me - a unit with :
    - 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' by Edgar Allan Poe
    - 'The Red-Headed League' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    - 'And Then There Were None' by Agatha Christie

    (cis.yale.edu)
  • MYSTERIES AND OTHER SUSPENSE STORIES (absolutenglish-972)
    - VOCABULARY AROUND THE GENRE
    - LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, Roald Dahl
    - SILENT NIGHT, Mary Higgins Clark

    - SOLVE THE MYSTERY
    - READ
    - MORE LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS
    - QUIZZES
    - FOR FUN
    - LINKS
  • Classic Tales of Horror - Lesson plans (teachervision.fen.com)
    Your middle and secondary students will enjoy exploring these classic tales of horror from
    W.W. Jacobs and Edgar Allan Poe :
    "The Monkey's Paw" - "The Raven" - The Black Cat"
  • C-Span American writers -
    You can select a writer, a work or a place. - with a portrait gallery and video lessons
  • How much do you know about Mystery Fiction? - a lesson plan (niveau 4ème) :
    Activity 1 : Mystery fiction
    Activity 2 : 'And Then There Were None' (Agatha Christie)
    Activity 3 :Two Famous Detective Story Writers : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Agatha Christie
    Activity 4 : Mystery Writers

    Activity 5 : Alfred Hitchcock
    Activity 6 : 'Your House' (Alanis Morissette)
    Activity 7 : A Phone Call
    Activity 8 : 'North By Northwest' Alfred Hitchcock

 

 

Webquests :

 

 

Songs :

  • Milky Chance - Fairy Tale
    "You are a fairy-tale
    Don't you wanna stay?
    You are a fairy-tale 
    I hope that you don't run away..."

    (lyricsmania.com)

    Listen to the song on YouTube.
  • List of songs that retell a work of literature (Wikipedia)
    ex :
    - 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' is an Alan Parsons Project LP which retells several Edgar Allan Poe stories
    - "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane partially retells 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll...

 

 

Games :

 

 

  • MYSTERIES AND OTHER SUSPENSE STORIES (absolutenglish-972)
    - VOCABULARY AROUND THE GENRE
    - LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, Roald Dahl
    - SILENT NIGHT, Mary Higgins Clark

    - SOLVE THE MYSTERY
    - READ
    - MORE LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS
    - QUIZZES
    - FOR FUN
    - LINKS
  • A Writer's Crossword - "vocabulary connected with the art of writing" - occupations
    (handoutsonline.com)

 

Signatures :

 

Videos :

  • Peter Ripken: A Life in Literature - Text + Audio + Video - 1 March 2017
    "Peter Ripken is a founding member and recent past board chair of ICORN, International Cities Of Refuge Network.
    ICORN gives refuge to persecuted writers and authors.
    An author himself, Peter Ripken believes in supporting and helping writers and artists at risk around the world."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Sci Fi versus reality | Marrec Selous | LFNY
    "Science fiction writers and filmmakers give us a glimpse into other worlds: mysterious dimensions and far-away places.
    In this talk, though, Marrec shows us the many ways in which these works of "fiction" can give us clues and insights into reality."

    (YouTube)

 

  • Top 10 Most Misunderstood Lines in Literary History — TopTenzNet
    10. Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken
    9. William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet
    8. Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland
    7. William Shakespeare, Hamlet
    6. John Keats, Ode to a Grecian Urn
    5. William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet
    4. Rudyard Kipling, The Ballad of East and West
    3. Robert Frost, Mending Wall
    2. Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
    1. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18

    + Source/Further reading...
    (YouTube)


 

 

  • What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler
    "What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature's most interesting heroes?
    And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes?
    Matthew Winkler takes us step-by-step through the crucial events that make or break a hero."

    (ed.ted.com)

 

  • Links between our landscape and literature
    "From the London suburbs, through the rolling Cotswolds, and out to the rugged coastline of western Scotland - the UK's landscape has influenced authors for centuries.
    In turn, their literary works have helped define how we think of Britain both culturally and geographically..."

    (BBC)
  • CliffsNotes Films Trailer
    "As an extension to the yellow and black study guides, CliffsNotes Films reinvents the fastest way to learn with a new hip, irreverent, animated video series featuring Cliff. Come study the classics and leave with basic knowledge of the plots, themes, characters, and the confidence to pass the test."

 


STATUES :

CINEMA :

 

  • The Words "is a 2012 mystery romantic drama film, written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal in their directorial debut...
    Clayton Hammond (Dennis Quaid) attends a public reading of his new book, The Words.
    Clayton begins reading from his book which focuses on a fictional character named Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper),
    an aspiring writer who lives in New York City with his girlfriend, Dora (Zoe Saldana)...
    The second part of the reading details Rory’s encounter with "The Old Man" (Jeremy Irons) in New York City's Central Park,
    who reveals himself as the true author of the manuscript and that it was based on his life in Paris..."

    (Wikipedia)
    "A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work."
    (imdb)