General ELA Resources
ReadWriteThink.org - With resources, including lesson plans and app suggestions, for grades k - 12, this website offers a plethora of ideas and support for ELA teachers.
LibriVox - Find free audiobooks in the public domain (and volunteer to read an audiobook) here.
Teaching Tolerance - Besides an excellent magazine (offered free to educators), the Teaching Tolerance website offers classroom resources and professional development as well as frameworks for anti-bias, social justice and civil rights education, grant information, and podcasts.
The New York Times Learning Network - Teaching activities, a word and an article of the day feature, and picture prompts are just a few of the features in this section of the Times.
Poetry Foundation - Besides poems, this includes author overviews, articles on poetry, and teaching ideas and materials.
Poets.org - Part of the Academy of American Poets, Poets.org features materials for teachers as well as lots of poems, including a collection of poetry for children and the free Poem-a-Day newsletter.
Poetry 180 - Started by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Poetry 180 features a poem for each day of the school year.
Poetry Out Loud - Whether you want the students to participate in the national competition or you are looking for resources to help students engage with poetry, you can find lots of ideas here.
Favorite Poem Project - The Favorite Poem Project offers a celebration of poetry in people's lives. Besides videos of people from around the country talking about their favorite poems, the site includes lesson plans for different grade levels and other teaching ideas.
Folger Shakespeare Library - From the Folger Method to teacher memberships to the classroom resources, the Folger Shakespeare Library provides valuable support for educators teaching all about the Bard.
Royal Shakespeare Company - Direct to you from Stratford-on-the-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company offers online education resources for learning at home, free broadcasts of RSC productions, and the Shakespeare Learning Zone for teachers.