Teacher Guides to Secondary Literature

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Select one of the titles below to view great material that will assist you in teaching these literary classics, old and new. These teacher's guides to works of literature for the high-school level include overview information, chapter or act synopses, discussion questions, and extended learning activities. Find guides to plays, novels, essays, and other works by diverse authors such as William Shakespeare, Ayn Rand, Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Tennessee Williams, Charlotte Brontë, Henry James, Arthur Miller, Kate Chopin, John Steinbeck, Lorraine Hansberry, and many more. These literature lesson plans, printables, and extension activities will help you confidently discuss a wide variety of works.

Fiction by Title A-H | I-M | N-S | T-Z
Poetry | Plays | Nonfiction

Guides to Fiction A-H

Guides to Fiction I-M

Guides to Fiction N-S


Guides to Fiction T-Z

Guides to Poetry

Guides to Plays

Guides to Nonfiction

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