Literature
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When the Legends Die E-Notes Lesson Plans
Summary, analysis, criticism, discussion questions, writing topics, more.

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Sir Francis Bacon
Lesson plans for Bacon's essays.

James Baldwin
Teaching guides and other resources.

Toni Cade Bambara
Lesson plans and activities for "Blues Ain't no Mockin Bird" and other stories.

"The Day I Sprouted Wings" by J. Herman Banning
Background information and text of the essay by the first African-American to hold a pilot's license. (Nonfiction/informational text.)

"In France" by P. T. Barnum
Background information and text of the essay about General Tom Thumb's appearances in France. (Nonfiction/informational text.)

Donald Barthelme
Online criticism and biography from the Internet Public Library.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Follow links to an audio excerpt, video interviews with the author, a reading group guide, and a teacher's guide. Adobe Reader or compatible application required for the two guides.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
This reading group guide includes 16 discussion questions.

Newton Aduaka tells the story of Ezra
In this TED talk, filmmaker Aduaka shows clips from his film Ezra, about a child soldier in Sierra Leone. A good companion piece for study of A Long Way Gone. Preview for appropriateness. Length 18:47.

War Literature: Images and Videos
Scroll down on this page to the final item, a link to a TED talk by Emanuel Jal, "The Music of a War Child," followed by 3 discussion questions.

A Comprehensive Unit Plan for Dear Zoe, a Novel by Philip Beard
A unit plan for 3 weeks, with a variety of activities. This 20-page document requires Adobe Reader for access.

"Pitchers and Catchers" by Moe Berg
Background information and text of the essay. Follow links to PDF or Google Docs format. (Nonfiction/informational text.)

Ambrose Bierce
Lesson plans and teaching resources for "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," more.

"Twelve Strangers in the Night" by Elizabeth M. Bisgood
Background information and text of the essay about early commercial air travel. (Nonfiction/informational text).

I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson
A variety of reading strategies to use with the book, including an anticipation guide, a guided imagery activity, and a vocabulary puzzle.

I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson
Summary, 12 discussion questions, and related titles.

Boccaccio: The Decameron Web
E-text, biography, and cultural information.

The Decameron by Boccaccio
Text of the stories, available to read online or to download.

"Federigo's Falcon"
Text of the story.


Background information, bullet-point summary, and post-reading questions. Two pages, Adobe Reader required for access.

Escape from Slavery by Francis Bok
Comprehension/discussion questions and questions to extend learning. This 8-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

"A Summer Tragedy" by Arna Bontemps
Summary and commentary. Themes/topics are suggested by the keywords.

"Mon Amie" by Randolph Bourne
Background/introduction and text of the essay about an American living in Paris just prior to the outbreak of World War I. Follow links to PDF or Google Docs format. (Nonfiction/informational text).

"All Parrots Speak" by Paul Bowles
Background/introduction and text of the essay about a man's adventures with his parrots. (Nonfiction/informational text).

Ray Bradbury
Lesson plans and other teaching materials for Fahrenheit 451 and other works.

William Bradford
Lesson plans and teaching resources for Of Plymouth Plantation.

Charlotte Brontë
Lesson plans and teaching resources for Jane Eyre.

Emily Brontë
Lesson plans and teaching resources for Wuthering Heights.

Pearl S. Buck
Lesson plans for The Good Earth.

Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon
Comprehension/discussion questions and questions to extend learning. This 8-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A variety of reading strategies for the novel, including a prereading activity and vocabulary support. Adobe Reader required for access.

Olive Ann Burns
Lesson plans for Cold Sassy Tree.

Octavia Butler
Teaching resources for the novel Kindred.