English Language and Literature

Resources for English, including free reading material, grammar and punctuation guides, literary analysis, essay writing, creative writing, and poetry.

alisondiplomaenglishlanglitALISON Diploma in English Language and Literature – A free, online diploma, enabling students to investigate genre and style. They can also study grammar and punctuation, learn about literary analysis, read classic authors and writers such as Shakespeare and Coleridge, and develop their creative and academic writing skills.


alisonenglishlitALISON English Literature Courses – Largely catering for adult learners, ALISON offers varied certified courses on all kinds of subjects. Their English Literature courses however, aimed at beginners and those who speak English as a second language, would be suitable for older children or parents who feel the need to brush up on their knowledge. They currently offer courses in Writing Skills, Literary Analysis, and Shakespeare.


alisonenglishgrammarALISON Fundamentals of English Grammar – A free, online course, outlining the basic building blocks of English Grammar. Good for older children who are already literate and confident reading and writing at a basic level.


ck-12englishCk-12 English – A collection of English Skills textbooks that, while limited, cover most of the indispensable skills required to study English beyond primary school levels. This brilliant resource is totally free, searchable, shareable, and downloadable, and covers everything from different kinds of essay writing and literary analysis, to entry level Journalism.


edsitementlitlangEDSITEment! Literature and Language Arts – A fantastic selection of resources and lesson plans relating to literature and language from the ‘National Endowment for the Humanities’. Searchable by Unit/Subject title as well as age group.


internationalchildrenslibraryThe International Children’s Digital Library – Free digital children’s books from all over The World. The Library not only provides free reading material in many languages, from Guatemalan to Swahili, but some are also available in multiple translations – an excellent resource for Foreign Language Study as well as English.


tagxedoTagxedo – I have put this site in the English section because it involves words but honestly, it would be a fantastic way to present work from any area of study. You could use it as an interesting way to present creative writing; a method of collecting information about a place, event, or person; or even a creative way to brainstorm ideas.


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