British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in NYC

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Virginia Woolf, British writer, is born

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1949 Nobel Prize winner, American novelist, William Faulkner is born

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Cheshire Cat from Alice and Wonderland

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

This digital collection from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries offers resources for research into a variety of historical children’s literature, including comparative editions of classic texts.

 

Cheshire Cat from Alice and Wonderland

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

This digital collection from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries offers resources for research into a variety of historical children’s literature, including comparative editions of classic texts.

 

Jerusalem skyline showing Temple Mount

Bible Odyssey

A multifaceted exploration of the people, places, as well as passages of the Bible is enriched by searchable themes, a timeline, glossary, and much more, including completely searchable texts for three English versions. 

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Language of the Land: Journeys Into Literary America

Tour this Library of Congress online exhibit’s four regional sections that feature how the voices of America’s writers are rooted in a particular place through literary maps and images.

Farmyard in Winter, George Henry Durrie

“The Year at Maple Hill Farm”: A Common Core Read-Aloud for Grades K–1

A feature based on an informational read-aloud text, "The Year at Maple Hill Farm." This picture book will offer primary grade teachers new ways to engage students in discovering what a natural year really looks like, especially in relation to farm animals.

  • Dramatic and Theatrical Aspects in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”: A Common Core Exemplar

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    This lesson provides a study of the dramatic and theatrical aspects of Thornton Wilder’s play, Our Town, an exemplar for CCSS grade 11 – CCR.