Of Rubrics and Resources:
Rubistar - a great rubric maker! You won't believe your eyes! No, seriously, you won't.
Web English Teacher - a very useful site for those new to the web and the many resources available.
PBS Teacher Source- Arts and Literature - PBS lessons and activities that often connect to current PBS programming.
Character Counts - a great site from the Character Counts organization with lots of links, resources resources to help you convey all that is character, ethics and morality to your students.