Free Literature Resources for Great Classics!

This site uses affiliate links within posts, sidebar ads, and in post ads. All proceeds go to support our family.

Free Literature Resources for Great Classics!

(Disclosure: There ARE affiliate links within this post. The links provide a way for us to support our site and provide great ideas and content to you! Thanks for your support.)

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.

Free Literature Resources For Great Classics- Something 2 Offer

More Homeschool Resources:

Free Math Resources for All Ages

Copywork, Handwriting and Writing Resources

Over 25 French Resources

Free Spanish Resources

Classic Literature Resources

WWII Unit Study

Frog Life Cycle Unit Study

Pond Life Unit Study

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

Books Should be Free Children’s

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.

Preschool Resources:

preschool literature

My Top 5 Classical Books for Preschoolers

Free Before Five in a Row resources

Elementary Resources:

Seventeen Highly Recommended Books for Boys

Eighteen Highly Recommended Books for Girls

Free Storybooks to Read to young children

Free Literature Based Unit Studies - Homeschool Helper Online

 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

Historical Literature for Elementary and Middle Grades

Middle School Resources:

An A to Z of Classic Literature for Middle School Students

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

classics resources


Free eBooks and Audiobooks:

Check out these Great Classics that are FREE on Kindle (click on pictures below), Librovox (text name of book clickable links), or Gutenberg.

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.

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth audiobook

 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SEA audiobook

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Unit Study


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood audiobook

Robin Hood Unit Study


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland audiobook

Alice in Wonderland Study Guide


Black Beauty audiobook

Black Beauty Teachers Guide


The Call of the Wild audiobook

The Call of the Wild Study Guide

Gulliver’s Travels audiobook

Gulliver’s Travels Study Guide
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift


Heidi audiobook

Literature Adventure based on Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Grades 4-8) 

Jungle Book audiobook

The Jungle Book Study Guide for Elementary Students


The Legend of King Arthur and His Knight’s audiobook


Little Women audiobook

Little Women Study Guide


Mody Dick

Moby Dick Study Guide


Peter Pan audiobook

The Adventures of Peter Pan


Robinson Crusoe audiobook

Robinson Crusoe Study Guide


The Secret Garden audiobook

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde audiobook

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Study Guide


The Three Musketeers on librivox


Treasure Island on librivox

Treasure Island Study Guide


Tom Sawyer on librivox

Tom Sawyer Study Guide


The Wind in the Willows audiobook

The Wind in the Willows Study Guide


About Thaleia

Wife, Mother of four homeschooled children, Frugal, Creative, Blogger, Student, Christ-Follower.
This entry was posted in Freebies, Homeschool Resources, Homeschooled Through High School, Homeschooling and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

17 Responses to Free Literature Resources for Great Classics!

  1. Rochelle says:

    Holy crow! This is an amazing list of great resources! Thank you so much. I pinned it and tweeted about it. I will definitely be using the elementary ones this year!
    Rochelle recently posted..15 Killer Headline ResourcesMy Profile

  2. ThaleiaMaher says:


    I get a little obsessed with finding FREE resources. We have had a very tight budget for 5 1/2 yrs. and understand the need for FREE homeschool curriculum at all learning levels! Thanks for pinning. please do share so others can take advantage of the freebies I offer. Would love for you to check out my facebook page as well!

  3. Rhonda says:

    I, like you am obsessed with free ! I’m having to also watch every penny for about the last 6 years myself, and it can be tough. I sooooo appreciate all these great links and freebies ! We will certainly use them in our homeschool, and they are very much appreciated, thank you !!!!
    Rhonda ~ ( A new fan !) : )

  4. Pingback: Top 13 Posts from 2013 | Something 2 OfferSomething 2 Offer

  5. Pingback: Hearts for Home Blog Hop #53

  6. Pingback: Family Game Night Writing Prompt & Hearts for Home Blog Hop

  7. Pingback: Hearts for Home Blog Hop 2/20/14 | Water on the Floor

  8. Pingback: Hearts for Home Blog Hop ~ February 20, 2014 | Hopkins Homeschool

  9. ThaleiaMaher says:

    So glad you found them. Please share what you read with your children this year.

  10. Leslie says:

    One correction: the links to “English/Language Arts Curriculum” for high school are not links to a curriculum at all . . . it is a list of standards for a school district somewhere. That’s it. And objectives/standards do not a curriculum make 🙂 These standards may prove useful to some homeschoolers but I thought you might want to clarify what they are.

  11. ThaleiaMaher says:


    Thanks for the heads up! I corrected the wording to reflect standards.

  12. Pingback: Free Literature Resources for Great Classics | Free Homeschool Deals ©

  13. Pingback: The Ultimate Guide to Hands-on Learning Activities for Middle School - Education Possible

  14. Pingback: It's Almost Summer Reading Time | Something 2 OfferSomething 2 Offer

  15. Pingback: Q is for Quiet Learning - The ABCs of Homeschooling {guest post - Thaleia} - My Joy-Filled Life

  16. Pingback: Is Homeschooling Expensive

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge