CFF in the English Classroom - This site is a collaborative effort to create a resource for Classrooms for the Future teachers and anyone else who wants to expand their 21st century teaching skills and share ideas about teaching.

Read Write Think a collection of online materials to support literacy in the K-12 classroom

Research Paper/Citations/Works Cited/Bibliography Resources:

The Purdue Owl Resources for writing process, MLA formatting, APA formatting, and grammar
Zotero Firefox add-on, collect, manage, store your research sites
Easy Bib online bibliography generator
Bib Me online bibliography generator
21 CIF online citation wizards
Source Aid online citation builder
QuickCite online citation builder
Webnotes annotate, take notes, organize your research online
Plagiarism Detector
Word Central online dictionary
Visuword online graphical dictionary and thesaurus

Writing books online - text/images/animations

Tikatok create books online
We Book write a book online
Live Book collaborate to write a book online right before your eyes
Story Bird short, simple stories, collaborative storytelling
Shelfari a social networking site for readers. Create a virtual book shelf to show what your are or have read and see what your friends are reading.
Book Tagger social networking site for readers. Add and discuss books you've read with others

Online Libraries and Audio Books:

The Free Library Over 14 million articles and books
Lit2Go an online audio collection from Florida's Educational Tech. Clearinghouse of stories and poems in mp3 format
Loud Lit get online audio literature in mp3 format and text format (Literature for your eyes and ears)
Infomotions a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature
Book Glutton online library - readers can find, read, annotate and discuss books online with others.
Project Gutenberg download over 30,000 books for free to many portable reading devices - PC, iPhone, Kindle and more
Audio Books for Free
Feedbooks thousands of books in public domain
Read Print free online book library
UVA Libraries University of Virginia online libraries - I've heard it said that this might be the best out there.
Librivox audio books online
60 Second Recap 60 seconds on many works of literature and multiple entries - plot, characters, themes, summaries
Book Lamp book lamp matches readers to books through an analysis of writing styles
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Discovery Education Puzzlemaker
Wordle Create great looking word walls - cool way to get a fast look at written responses to questions/prompts
Word Sift Visualize your words

Vocabulary Builders:

Wordia Put words to video - think of a word, express your views on video, upload the video, watch others
Vocab Ahead vocabulary words put to video, ready made or students can create their own. Study Room available with over 1000 difficult words
Word Smart Games to help build vocabulary - several from which to choose
Free Rice Students can build their vocabulary and geography knowledge while earning free rice for the World Food Programme
Verbalearn Free online source for students to study vocabulary for SAT, PSSA, and ACT


The Writing Site Collins Writing Program, Five Types of Writing, and a host of tech resources to integrate
Writing Fix Home of interactive writing prompts
iWrite Helping to make the writing process work in the classroom
Scholastic-Persuasive online writing workshop for persuasive writing
Scholastic-Research Paper online research paper writing workshop
SenDraw Online Sentence Diagramming

Literature - one website - lots of resources!

Shmoop a great collection of resources for many, many works of literature
Flocabulary Hip-Hop in the Classroom, various raps for vocabulary, Shakespeare, writing, social studies and math
Falcon Roost pages for several works of literature, written by Ralph Maltese - Adjunct Prof, Temple Univ.
Scholastic Book Reviews Read a book and write a review of it online

Skype an Author:

Skype an Author wiki page with a list of authors who are willing to participate and ideas for lessons
School Library Journal resource for skyping with contemporary authors - book club or classes

Shakespeare Resources:

Open Source Shakespeare
Shakespeare Search search works of Shakespeare by topic, character, or key words
Google Shakespeare Resources a host of suggestions from google including groups, scholar, google books
Folger Folger Shakespeare Library
BBC 60 Second Shakespeare film and audio in 60 seconds for Shakespeare, use and listen or make your own.
General Shakespeare Resources


Celtx online resource for script writing and storyboarding
Jason Ohler Resources digital storytelling resources, storyboarding, story ideas


Poets from the Academy of American Poets, includes works of note as well as recent publicationsType in the content of your page here.
Online Poetry ClassroomFind a poem, Find a Poet, Great Poems to Teach, National Poetry Map of America, Media Center, Committed to Memory, and link to Favorite Poem Project