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   I recommend the following sites:
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FOR EVERYONE
 
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/persuasion_map/  - Do your prewriting online with this persuasion map.   Complete the graphic organizer and then print it to stay organized for writing your first draft. 
 
http://www.townsendpress.com - Click "Online Exercises" - Click "Take the Exercises Now" - Then take Grammar, Reading, and Vocabulary quizzes (with answers and explanations).
 
http://www.njnextstop.org/  - Learn about career opportunities in New Jersey.
 
 
EA112 - Lit 9
 
Short Stories, Poems, etc  (Read Online)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Criterion
 
 
The Odyssey
 
Read The Odyssey online:
 
Study guide for plot, characters, theme, etc.:
 
Play a game to review the plot:
 
See map and read summary of Odysseus' travels:
 
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Literary Elements
 
 
Resources for All Classes
 
Fahrenheit 451
 
 
 
 
 
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar:
 
 
 
 
http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/juliuscaesar  (you must have an email address to use sparknotes -- unless you use my hyperlinks!)
 
 
IMAGES and CLIP ART:
 
 http://www.google.com   (then click on IMAGES)
 
 
GENERAL REFERENCE (hot links to everywhere):
 
 
 
 
 
http://www.yourdictionary.com (contains foreign language dictionaries, specialized glossaries, etc.)
 
 
 
 
http://www.ipl.org (GREAT Internet Public Library!)
 
 
 
RESEARCH PAPERS:
 
http://citationmachine.net  (A citation machine!  You type in the information and it creates the citation for you.) 
 
 
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO RESEARCHING AND WRITING A PAPER:
 
 

GRAMMAR  AND USAGE HELP (EVERYTHING!):

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/index.html 

http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm (rules for everything plus exercises online that are graded online)

***PRACTICE GRAMMAR TESTS (WITH ANSWERS)

http://a4esl.org

QUOTATIONS (Many writers like to use a quotation to open or close an essay.)

http://www.geocities.com/~spanoudi/quote.html

 

POETRY LOVERS  (Help in finding poems or poets, as well as publishing your own poetry):

http://www.everypoet.com/index.htm

 

 

"He who learns but does not think is lost! 
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!" 
Confucius 551-479 B.C. (Chinese philosopher)

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"YOU make choices, but  CHOICES make you." (DOS)
 
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” (FDR)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE FOLDED IN HALF MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES?  TRY IT.  THEN GET BACK TO WORK.

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