Shmoop's (Natural) Resources for Teachers

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A deep, fun approach that hits students in the intellectual and cultural gut

  • Deep analysis peppered with snark and pop culture references
  • Multiple points-of-view

See It here: To Kill A Mockingbird Symbols

Provoke, spark, inspire. Make ’em take a stance

Study Questions
  • Study Questions, by theme
  • Great for essay topics or class discussions

See it here: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Study Questions

WD-40 for writer’s block

Essay Lab
  • Essay Lab Helps students form and support an argument
  • Teaches the mechanics of essays

See it here: The Catcher in the Rye Essay Lab

Multimedia. Pics. Audio. Primary Sources. Hand-picked for your budding online researchers

Best of the Web
  • Best of the Web provides jumping-off points that captivate your YouTube Generation students

See it here: Cold War & McCarthyism: Best of the Web

Entertain while you teach. Do Alex Trebek Proud

Brain Snacks
  • Brain Snacks are interesting trivia nuggets to spice up your lesson

See it here: FDR and The New Deal: Brain Snacks