Free Literature Resources for Great Classics!
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Are you looking for some free Literature Resources? Maybe you never read the Great Classics yourself. Maybe you are teaching a middle schooler or high schooler this year and want some free options. Then you have found the right place. I gathered a great collection for you to start or continue your Literature studies.
Remember that you can download the free Kindle app and get many great classics for free. You do not have to own a Kindle but a PC or Android device that accepts Kindle.
Books Should be Free Top 100– audio, ebooks, itunes, kindle, epub formats
Glencoe Literature Library includes a brief description of the novel or play, a list of its related readings, and a link to its individual study guide. Each study guide includes background information and reproducible activity pages for students.
Collection of Aesop’s Fables includes a total of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. There are many more on the way. Most were translated into English by Rev. George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) and Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) the rest are from Jean De La Fontaine in French and translated to English by several good internet soul
General Notebooking Pages– can be used for responses to reading
Middle School Resources:
Elements of Literature Graphic Organizers (study questions) includes some poetry
Glencoe Literature Library– This collection of hardcover books allows you to extend the study of literature to your choice of full–length novels and plays. Each Literature Library book consists of a complete novel or play accompanied by several related readings, such as short stories, poems, essays, or informational articles. A separate Study Guide for each title in the Glencoe Literature Library provides teaching notes and reproducible activity pages for students.
High School and Beyond Resources:
American Passages: A Literary Survey is a 16-part American literature course. The video programs, print guides, and Web site place literary movements and authors within the context of history and culture. The course takes an expanded view of American literary movements, bringing in a diversity of voices and tracing the continuity among them. The materials, which are coordinated with the Norton Anthology of American Literature, can be used as the basis of a one or two-semester college-level course or for teacher professional development.
Barron’s Booknotes-Each Booknote guide is written by a respected academic and/or educator and includes classic literary criticism of the work in question, a biography of the author, the author’s life and work in the context of the times, and detailed analyses of plot, character, and the literary qualities of the work. There are 101 Booknotes on 109 titles published by Barron’s which focus on a variety of historical, classical and cultural texts. AD HEAVY
McGraw-Hill Literature Courses includes American, British, and World Literature Interactive Literary Handbook and study guide info.
Novel Guide Study Guides– include summary, quotes, theme analysis, comprehensive chapter analysis, and character profiles
Poetry 180– a poem a day for high schoolers from Library of Congress.
Representative Poetry Online, edition 6.0, is a web anthology of 4,800 poems in English and French by over 700 poets spanning 1400 years
Spark Notes– no fear Literature, no fear Classics, and test prep.
Washington State University -Course Materials, Including Study Guides to Various Works from English and Humanities courses that cover Classic Literature and Science Fiction
Free eBooks and Audiobooks:
The Literature Project is a collection of free classic books, poems, speeches, and plays. For each piece of literature, we offer a free online eBook that can be easily read and searched. In addition, each online book includes links to a downloadable eBook version. We also offer Text-to-Speech software that can be downloaded from our site.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood audiobook
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland audiobook
Black Beauty audiobook
The Call of the Wild audiobook
Gulliver’s Travels audiobook
Little Women audiobook
Peter Pan audiobook
Robinson Crusoe audiobook
The Three Musketeers on librivox
Treasure Island on librivox
Tom Sawyer on librivox
The Wind in the Willows audiobook