Fun Author Bios & Quizzes & More!

September 11th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, September 11, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Literature Network

Age Range: 9-18 (approximately, with parental supervision)

This ad-supported website provides free author biographies as well as stories, books, and articles by a variety of authors from Aesop to Zola. You’ll find a searchable collection of prominent works, along with fun quizzes that test your biographical knowledge of your favorite authors.

When you get to the site, you’ll see an alphabetical list of authors names including:

  • Louisa May Alcott (Little Women)
  • Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice)
  • James M. Barrie (Peter Pan)
  • Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
  • F. Scott Fizgerald (The Great Gatsby)
  • Kenneth Grahame (The Wind in the Willows)
  • Homer (The Odyssey)
  • Herman Melville (Moby Dick)
  • Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Peter Rabbit)
  • William Shakespeare
  • Henry David Thoreau (Walden)
  • Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
  • Jules Vern (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea)

Click on any name and a new page opens with the author’s biography, a collection of their works (many that you can read online), and a challenging interactive quiz.

In some cases, visitors to the site have posted comments and it wasn’t clear if they are moderated. Therefore, parents are cautioned (as always) to preview the site and supervise all Internet access.

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