We are grateful to English teachers and Literature professors from around the world, who have taken up the challenge of teaching reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to the worlds' students. Please use the free resources at this website to awaken a life-long passion for literature and learning in your students. And thank you for choosing to teach!
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The Catcher in the Rye is not public domain material, so I cannot host it at this site, but many of you will teach it during your career. As you plan for you class and teach the material, I hope you will find this work, by teacher Shaun L. Kelly to be inspirational and helpful to you and your students: Growing Old With Holden
Professor Bridget M. Marshal shared her approach to teaching Ambrose Bierce's short story, The Boarded Window. This is a good story for more advanced students. You can find her suggestions here: "Teaching The Boarded Window".
Rob Velella is an independent scholar of American Literature. He maintains The American Literary Blog and holds an MA in English & Publishing. He is passionate about literary history and his extensive knowledge is on display at his blog. I include him here as a potential resource that can be booked to come to your school or classroom to provide a living history performance. His most popular dramatic personae are Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne.