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Welcome to the MERLOT English Portal, an educational resource for teachers and learners of English at any level. You are invited to join MERLOT – it’s free – and contribute to this growing community of English instructors. Feel free to submit your own modules and assignments for evaluation, build collections of content specific to your teaching, and participate in a wonderful community of scholars.

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The visitor will find a collection of links to Internet sites dealing especially with English and American literature. Users can search by single word or by several categories. A list of links to General Sources is also provided.

Literary Resources on the Net in MERLOT

 

 

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  • Hobson's Choice
    By close reference to the play, Hobson's Choice, answer the following question based on the clip provided.
  • Open English @ SLCC
    Open English @ SLCC originated from a shared desire to offer affordable, responsive, accessible instructional resources...
  • Smithsonian Open Access: Create. Imagine. Discover
    Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian's images right...
  • EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology
    EmpoWord is a reader and rhetoric that champions the possibilities of student writing. The textbook uses actual student...
  • Kiddynomics: An Economics Curriculum for Young Learners
    Kiddynomics: An Economics Curriculum for Young Learners is a set of lessons designed to introduce young children to the...
  • Worth!
    Students participate in a banking role play in which they portray roles based on characters in the book Worth! by A....
  • Uncle Jed's Barbershop
    Students listen to the book Uncle Jed's Barbershop, about an African-American barber who, despite significant setbacks,...
  • Tortilla Factory
    Students observe the teacher produce a paper taco and then produce their own paper tacos. Students learn about the...
  • The Pickle Patch Bathtub
    Students learn about opportunity cost, saving, savings goals and a savings plan by reading The Pickle Patch Bathtub....
  • The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza
    Students learn about consumers and producers and give examples from the book The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza. They...
  • The Goat in the Rug
    Students listen to the book The Goat in the Rug, about a Navajo weaver who uses a number of resources and intermediate...
  • The Case of the Shrunken Allowance
    Students listen to a story about P.B. who thinks money is missing from the peanut butter jar on his window ledge. In...
  • The Berenstain Bears: Old Hat New Hat
    In this lesson, students make a choice about what they want to eat for dinner, but then they are asked to trade with a...
  • The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money
    In this lesson, students hear a story about two little bears whose parents use several figures of speech relating to...
  • The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies
    In this lesson, students hear a story about Brother and Sister Bear, who seem to want everything. The little cubs learn...
  • Ten Mile Day
    In this multidisciplinary lesson, students work in small groups ("work crews") while participating in a production...
  • Supermarket
    After reading a story about a supermarket, students examine the change in supermarket jobs due to the advances in...
  • Splat the Cat Takes the Cake
    In this lesson, students participate in a market activity in which a market for cake ingredients is set up to demonstrate...
  • Something Special For Me
    In this lesson, students learn about the act of saving and how the accumulation of money saved is termed savings. They...
  • Something from Nothing
    Students make a choice between a cookie and an ice cream cone and state the opportunity cost of their decisions. They...
  • Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?
    In this lesson, students read the story of Sojourner Truth and discuss events that took place during her lifetime. Among...
  • So Few of Me
    tudents learn about scarcity, alternatives, choices and opportunity costs by reading So Few of Me. The class participates...
  • Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
    In this lesson, students learn about human resources, productivity, human capital, and physical capital. They participate...
  • Sheep in a Shop
    Students listen to a story about sheep that go shopping for a gift. Unfortunately, they don't have quite enough money and...

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