Mr. Scott's website is filled with articles of the day, class notes on literary elements, research, discussion etiquette and so much more. The lists of tone and mood words will be helpful in both middle and high school. http://ourenglishclass.net/
Here are multiple podcast resources to use as mentor texts and for part of quad text sets.
Listenwise--Free site that has podcasts across disciplines. https://listenwise.com/
This American Life--http://www.thisamericanlife.org/
Podcasts can be another opportunity to give students choice in what to read about, research, and explore.
Another resource from the NY Times Learning Network, this site offers a wealth of ideas and resources to use with their virtual reality app. This site will apply across content areas, as a way to develop authentic writing experiences, and as a part of a quad text set. http://nyti.ms/2c4MY2s
Kimber Tate, Coordinator of English, Reading and Libraries