Sunday, February 5, 2012

LIT CHARTS - Great Literary Resource

LitCharts is a free website that allows students and teachers to veiw and download outlines and summaries of famous literature. LitCharts includes Plot Summaries, Character Descriptions, Theme Trackers, and Quotes from almost 40 titles like:
Animal Farm, Catcher in the Rye, 7 Shakespeare works, and much more.
All of the oultines may be downloaded as a .pdf, and are easily viewed on mobile devices.

The creators of LitCharts have done a great job in the presentation with
side-by-side analysis, making summaries more concise and easy to follow.
Colour-coded themes are threaded throughout the summaries allowing students to track themes easily and see how they develop.

Richard Byrne, of Free Technology for Teachers says, "LitCharts provides nice outlines and summaries but doesn't provide so much information that a student can avoid actually reading the books you've assigned to them. In this way LitCharts could be useful study aids for students."

1 comment:

Liana Cote said...

Great find, Joe. I LOVE them.