LitSite Alaska contains an extensive collection of content, but we've worked to make it easy to navigate. Remember that you can Submit Your Story to be considered for publication on the site.
You can search by keyword using the search box in the lefthand margin of each page.
The Section list in the left margin will expand to reveal additional Categories within each Section. You can always use this side navigation to explore the site or delve deeper into a particular Section.
When you are on an article, you can see where you are on the site by looking at the "path" of links above the article title. It starts with Home > Section > Category > Etc. You can click any of those links to backtrack to higher content levels within the site.
At the bottom of every article, there is a link to Top of Page and also Return to Listing to go back one level to the list of articles in that particular Category.
The main content categories and sections for LitSite Alaska include:
Peer Work - A searchable database containing original creative work from students and adults. Searchable by genre, author, keywords and other categories.
Family & Community - Stories about families and their love of reading and writing. Contains:
History & Culture - Here you'll find stories, articles and essays reflecting the cultures
and heritages of Alaska's people, preserving oral traditions of
storytelling and accessing memories of life in the Last Frontier. Contains:
Art of Storytelling
Life in Alaska
ANCSA at 30
Narrative & Healing - This section focuses on the therapeutic properties of writing
and storytelling, providing examples of how people of all ages face
life's challenges through the art of telling their stories. Contains:
Reading & Writing - Here you'll find stories from people who have discovered how reading has
enriched their lives and are eager to pass it on through traditional
way and non-traditional ways. Contains:
Reading Out Loud
Love of Reading
Pass The Word
Libraries & Booksellers - Find out more about Alaska libraries and booksellers and the people who work there. Contains:
Teaching & Learning -
This section is
full of activities and exercises contributed by educators, parents and
students from around Alaska. The Reading and Writing Workbooks are divided into sections based on level - Multiple Skill Levels, Elementary, Middle, and High School. Contains:
Digital Archives - The Digital Archives Partnership is a collaboration between LitSite
Alaska and the Alaska's Digital Archives. Alaska's LitSite provides
narrative content that supports the digital images along with links
for more information on the subject and a list of books and visual
materials available in libraries throughout Alaska. Contains:
Land Sea Air
People of the North
We will continue to add content to the site each month. Remember that you can Submit Your Story to be considered for publication on the site.