Free Literature Resources for Great Classics!
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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.
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Free Math Resources for All Ages
Copywork, Handwriting and Writing Resources
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.
Seventeen Highly Recommended Books for Boys
Eighteen Highly Recommended Books for Girls
Free Storybooks to Read to young children
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
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS Standards GRADE 9
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS Standards GRADE 10
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS Standards GRADE 11
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS Standards GRADE 12
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
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
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland audiobook
Alice in Wonderland Study Guide
Black Beauty audiobook
The Call of the Wild audiobook
The Call of the Wild Study Guide
Gulliver’s Travels audiobook
Gulliver’s Travels Study Guide
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
Peter Pan audiobook
Robinson Crusoe audiobook
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
Tom Sawyer on librivox
The Wind in the Willows audiobook
The Wind in the Willows Study Guide
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!
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!
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 !) : )
Angela (Blessed Life with Child(ren) says
Thanks for such great resources!
So glad you found them. Please share what you read with your children this year.
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.
Thanks for the heads up! I corrected the wording to reflect standards.