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Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources. Odysseus' Journey. Aeolia Odysseus stopped at Aiolia, home of Aeolus, the god of the winds.

Odysseus' Journey

Aeolus gave them hospitality for a month and provided for a west wind to carry them home. Aeolus gave Odysseus a leather bag containing all the winds, except the west wind, a gift that should have ensured a safe return home. However, the sailors foolishly opened the bag while Odysseus slept, thinking that it contained gold.

Halloween Classics. Illustration by Harry Clarke Halloween gives us the opportunity to go beyond arts and crafts and use the holiday as an excuse to dive into some classic suspenseful stories.

Halloween Classics

Luckily, many of these stories are in the public domain. Most of these are probably most suitable for middle and high school. I put the word count so you can get an idea for pacing. But, remember, you don’t have to read an entire story. Short Stories Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart (~2,000 words) is short enough to print on one sheet of paper. From Arthur Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes fame, The Horrors of the Heights is a supernatural tale involving a pilot trying to reach an altitude past 30,000 feet (~6,500 words). W.W. Finally, The Brothers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretel seems somewhat appropriate for Halloween (~3,000 words).

Longer Stories Irving Washington’s classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (~12,000 words), familiar to many students because of the Disney cartoon. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr. Art. Great Expectations Summary and Cliff Notes. Fahrenheit 451 Summary and Cliff Notes. Our Summary of Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" is a story about the mask of happiness.

Fahrenheit 451 Summary and Cliff Notes

Characters within the story structure their lives around their need for comfort and safety. Guy Montag, the main character of the story, is thirty years old; to maintain the integrity of the town, he burns books that he believes are dangerous to the minds of the citizens. He is married to Mildred, who lives in the television set; to ensure that she doesn't miss any of her shows, she makes certain that each wall has a television set attached to it.

In essence, she is surrounded by the characters she finds the most comforting. Full Book Notes and Study Guides. The Kite Runner Summary and Cliff Notes. Full Book Notes and Study Guides Comprehensive The Kite Runner study guides, summaries, cliff notes, and book notes Short Book Summaries Sites with a short overview, synoposis, book report, or summary of The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Book Reviews Sites with a book review or quick commentary on The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Teaching Resources Resources specially for teachers looking to plan classroom exercises around The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Other Books by this Author Find additional resource pages for this author´s books.

The Kite Runner Summary and Cliff Notes

Macbeth Summary and Cliff Notes. William Shakespeare bases the title character of his famous play, Macbeth, off of an actual Scottish king.

Macbeth Summary and Cliff Notes

However, the similarities are few. While the historical King Macbeth was thought to be an honest and good king, the Shakespearean version is noticeably less so. When three witches present a three-part prophecy to Macbeth, he is somewhat skeptical. Especially since the last part of the prophecy states that he will one day be king. Animal Farm Summary and Cliff Notes. Welcome to Lit2Go ETC. Call of the Wild. Call of the Wild Original Artwork by ThinkQuest Team Written by Jack London The Call of the Wild tells the story of a dog named Buck.

Call of the Wild

He is stolen from his home in the Santa Clara Valley of California, and taken to the Alaskan gold fields to be a sled dog. This story tells the life of Buck as he is passed from owner to owner. He eventually finds a kind master, John Thornton. Reading Level 7.3 AR Points 6.0 Awards ^~*~^~*~^~*~^ Even though The Call of the Wild was written almost 100 years ago in 1903, it remains one of Yahoo's 100 Best Reader's Choice Novels. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Table of Contents. Untitled. 20 Ways to Use Comics In Your Classroom. Archetypes in Movies Through Joseph Campbell. In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Campbell’s archetypes fit nearly perfectly.

Archetypes in Movies Through Joseph Campbell

The following is a list of archetypes with definitions and examples for each from the movies that teachers can use in their classrooms. Free Resources - Glossary - Home. Abstract: Used as a noun, the term refers to a short summary or outline of a longer work.

Free Resources - Glossary - Home

As an adjective applied to writing or literary works, abstract refers to words or phrases that name things not knowable through the five senses. Examples of abstracts include the Cliffs Notes summaries of major literary works. Examples of abstract terms or concepts include "idea," "guilt" "honesty," and "loyalty. " (Compare with Concrete.) Danteworlds. Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables - Mark Twain's Mississippi. Sigma Tau Delta - Literary Hit Parade. List, Books and Biographies of Famous Authors. 2 Literary Criticism. Anthology of English Literature.