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Lexile Numbers

A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile. Use this website to identify Lexile numbers.

Citation Styles
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Purdue Owl Citation Chart
Citation Machine
Online Tutorial -
Easy Bib
Knight Cite
Landmark's Son of Citation Machine provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K–12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.

World Literature Online Resources

LitWeb: World Literature Outlines A collection of resource and outline material on world literature, countries, and its authors, at San Antonio College.

The Norton Anthology of World Literature Online A webpage dedicated to world literature; helps students frame topics, develop projects, and find resources on World Literature; includes timelines and outlines.

World Literature at the Open Directory Project A comprehensive directory to free resources on World Literature available on the web.World Literature Resources on the Web A comprehensive list of web resources in World Literature topics, geared to high school students, at the Wade Edwards Foundation.

Words Without Borders An online magazine and community dedicated to world literature.

Grammar Resources

Grammar Lady - Look in the English Grammar section for interesting information relating to grammar.

Grammar: The Eight Parts Of Speech - Traditional grammar classifies words based on eight parts of speech: the verb, the noun, the pronoun, the adjective, the adverb, the preposition, the conjunction, and the interjection.

Guide To Grammar And Writing - Be sure to try the interactive quizzes.

Hypergrammar - contains a wide variety of information about grammar.

Parts Of Speech - an interactive tutorial on the eight parts of speech.

Mr. Brown's AVID Classes

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White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Gateway to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
United Negro College Fund Link to HBCU's
HBCU's Online

College Rankings
US News and World Report Annual College Rankings
Harvard University Free Tuition Program

Current Events
CNN Student News Network
New York Times Student Portal
PBS News Hour
C-Spann in the Classroom
United Nations Cyber Schools
Teachable Moment
Channel One News Network

African-American Blogs

TeenSavy Blogspot
BlackTeensRead2 Blogspot

HardWoodDiva Blogspot
AfroBella Blogspot
BlackComixBooks Blogspot
ChocolateCity Blogspot
BrotherManComics Blogspot
ColorOnline Blogspot

Mrs. Vaughn's English Classes

Current Events
CNN Student News Network
New York Times Student Portal
PBS News Hour
C-Spann in the Classroom
United Nations Cyber Schools
Teachable Moment
Channel One News Network

Mr. Capozzi's Journalism Classes

Dr. Guenther's Classes


Non-For-Profit Organizations:

Red Cross

Mercy Corps
All Hands
Article about various organizations:

Reisner and Wenzler Classes

To access Encyclopedia Britannica Online:
  1. Click on Internet Explorer
  2. You should now be on the "Phillips LIbrary homepage" -
  3. On the left side of screen, click on "Library Databases"
  4. Scoll down to: Britannica and click the 'blue' icon
  5. The Britannica Homepage will load - click on "Middle School"
  6. Type in the search terms "First Amendment" or "First Amendment Rights" in the search box

Resources in the Library Media Center

Websites for Teen Readers/Writers
A website that brings teens information and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters. Book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more are featured on the website every week.
An online national magazine that is devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work.
Teen Central is an anonymous Help-line web site for teens. Developed by experts in teen counseling and psychology the site is professionally monitored, password-protected and a safe cyber-space for teens to work out their issues. This project is sponsored by KidsPeace, the leader in teen crisis counseling.
Online magazine by teen author Ni-Ni Simone