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High School Literature and Composition Tags: high school literature free ebooks online high school literature composition

The following online resources are free, quality materials that can be used as ready-made courses, or as components to build your own. 

Full Courses: These high school literature courses have both literature analysis, and grammar and composition components. Some sites, such as Georgia Virtual Learning, offer a variety of literature courses, such as Contemporary Lit, or Mythology. These courses are organized as units that can be clicked into separately so you can choose the material you want to use. 

Lit/Lang Arts: Free High School Courses, by traykay

Free Book Sites:

Full Text Archive: A collection of copyright-free books, plays and poems you can read online or download as PDF.

Planet eBook: Download, for free, classic literature as ebooks.

LoyalBooks: Download free public domain audiobooks and ebooks.

CommonLit: A free collection of fiction and non-fiction resources for grades 5 - 12.

Short Stories: presented by author and short story collection

Other Resources:

More literature powerpoints can be found at World of Teaching.

LitCharts: Presents background information on famous novels, including analysis of plot, characters, themes, symbols and quotes, and chapter summaries. Free to download in PDF or mobile apps. 

Study stylistic devices and literary themes in American Literature: Romantic Spirit, an interactive lesson that's part of the American Literature Series at SAS Curriculum Pathways. The site also has English and World literature resources.

Graphic Organizers: For help with writing assignments, this site has links to graphic organizers for organizing paragraphs, character and plot analysis, literary elements, etc.

State-by-State Reading List: Also includes stories that take place in Canada.

Visit 60 Second Recap for more overviews of the classics.

Visit the Reading/Language Arts downloads for study guides and additional resources.

US Presidents and Government
Category: Social Studies
Tags: election 2012 presidential election 2012 election 2012 candidates government lesson plans civics lesson plans

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Presidents: ​Activities and Study Resources: 

The U.S. Presidency: PBS Learning Media site with 60-second Presidents video collection, presidential portraits and biographies, and information on the duties and powers of the President, first ladies, speeches, and teachers guides on select presidents and first ladies.

Air Force One: Inside and Out

More Resources from Awesome Stories

BrainPop Vids on U.S. Presidents

​Presidential Lapbooks

Presidential Timeline of the 20th Century

Infographic: ​​Presidential Residences

Free Readers: 

The Executive Branch (30-page download on the powers of the Presidency)

Presidents of the U.S.  (52-page download)

Watch this video for a plain English explanation of the U.S. electoral process. Use this "How to Watch a Presidential Debate" worksheet to examine various aspects of debating, such as the setting, techniques of persuasion, favorite phrases, rehearsed responses, camera cutaways, and post-debate analysis. 

Civics and Economics Units This download correlates with the Glencoe textbook, ​Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics & You. Covers 7 units on: citizenship, foundations of American Government, the US Constitution, branches of government, voting and elections, state and local governments, law. Includes suggested pacing, worksheets and graphic organizers. 111 pages.​

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