13. Resources: Reading and Writing
WORDS AND PHRASES
www.m-w.com Merriam Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus: Enter a word in the Dictionary box to find its definition or enter a word in the Thesaurus box to display synonyms.
www.ucc.ie/info/net/acronyms/acro.html Acronyms and Abbreviations Enter an acronym and see what it stand for; enter a word and see which acronyms contain that word.
http://wordwizard.com:80 Word Wizard: You have to join (it's free), but it's well worth it. Describes the origins of hundreds of words and phrases. Defines slang words and has a dictionary of famous insults, etc.
www.bibliomania.com/Reference/PhraseAndFable Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: find explanations for thousands of phrases on this website.
http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html A different way to read great literature! This site is an experiment in teaching great literature in a very different way. Using Google Earth, students discover where in the world the greatest road trip stories of all time took place...and so much more!
www.cc.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/bartlett Bartlett's Quotations: Find famous quotations in two ways: click on the name of an author or enter a word.
www.bibliomania.com Classic fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Features over 50 fictional works. (After getting the book, click on File 1 to read the first part of the book, then on File 2 to continue reading, etc.
http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk An incredible amount of different links from the University of Cambridge regarding the study of ANY of the classics, in relation to the following categories: literature, philosophy and science, history, art history and architecture, linguistics and philosophy, and general information.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu Perseus Project: This extensive collection of resources for studying the ancient world includes ancient Greek and Latin texts and translations, maps, illustrated art catalogs, essays, and more. Search by keyword or browse by topic (art, archaeology, atlas, texts, text tools, historical overview, encyclopedia, essays, and catalogs). From Tufts University.