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Language Arts Resources

Language Arts Resources

  • Read - Write - Think   Established in April 2002, is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Marco Polo Education Foundation.

  • ReadingOnline  From the International Reading Association.  This site contains peer-reviewed articles, practice and research from literacy leaders worldwide, ideas and information about applying technology in literacy instruction ... and lots more.

Reading                                                                          

  • America's Library This site, sponsored by the Library of Congress, is designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages. Students can also play games and solve mysteries.
  • American Folklore This site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore, and ghost stories from each of the 50 United States. You can read about Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Jesse James, Davy Crockett and many more.
  • American Library Association This site provides excellent info for librarians, teachers, and students.
  • Awesome Talking Library  Talking online books.
  • Book Adventure A free motivational reading program for K-8 students. Pick a book to read, take an online quiz, with prizes after a certain number of quizzes. Parents and teachers can monitor students' reading and a access additional materials to help with reading.
  • Class Reader This site has over 1300 full text titles (mostly classics) divided into Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children, Poetry, and others.
  • Cyberguides Literary cyberguides that provide a great array of leveled books, all partnered with various learning and extension activities for grades K-12.
  • Guys Read Author Jon Scieszka makes suggestions for a literacy program that connects boys with books they want to read.
  • Houghton Mifflin - Reading Supplemental reading resources with much to offer.
  • Literature Learning Ladders A great site that connects quality books and stories with technology-rich projects.
  • MightyBook.com Where kids can hear great stories.
  • Phonics Link  Created to help elementary educators stay informed about the latest research, resources and classroom ideas in phoneme awareness and phonics.  
  • Reader's Theatre Basics Reader's Theatre involves children in oral reading through reading parts in scripts.
  • Reading A-Z  Provides educators with over 150 downloadable guided reading books to help children become more proficient readers.  This site also contains lesson plans, worksheets, and over 200 flashcards to help teach alphabetic principle, phonemic awareness, and sound/symbol relationships. Although, there is an annual subscription, viewers currently have free access to 30 sample books at several reading levels. 
  • Reading/Language Arts Activities Grades K-3 Reading, Language Arts activities.
  • Starfall An EXCELLENT site for emerging readers and students needing phonetic support. Interactive and captivating graphics makes this site inviting to students.
  • Teacher.Net Reading/Writing Explore dozens of K-12 reading and writing lessons.
  • The Children's Literature Web Guide Internet resources related to books for children and young adults.

Grammar                                                

  • English Companion Find teacher and student readings, activities, lesson plans, web quests, multimedia texts, video, sound libraries, the list goes on.
  • English Zone The homepage contains sixteen various language links that deal with such areas and topics as grammar, verbs, spelling, dictionaries, reading, writing, study skills, idioms, and lots more.
  • The Grammar Gorillas Games for grammar from Funbrain.
  • Grammar Powerpoints Many ready-made classroom presentations. Also includes a pull-down list of grammar topics, and index, and quizzes.
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing This site breaks down lessons into grammar, sentence, and essay sections. It also contains over 170 interactive quizzes. There are several introductory Power Point presentations as well.
  • Web English Teacher K-12 English and language arts teaching resources: lesson plans, WebQuests, and classroom activities.

Writing                                                    

Poetry                                                      

  • GigglePoetry This fun site contains information on poetry contests for children in grades 2-6, has poetry helpers, tells how to write a limerick, and has some silly read-aloud poems.

  • Poetry and Verse for Children  Poetry and songs for children. 

  • Poetry Links  From Eduscapes.  Many great resources here!

  • Poetry Tiles  In this interactive site students can arrange tiles to create their own poetry.  An electronic version of "Magnetic Poetry".

  • Rhyme Zone  Type in a word and find every word with which it rhymes.

  • Rhyming Dictionary

Vocabulary                                               

  • Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder Contains roots, prefixes, suffixes, as well as quizzes.

  • Rhyme Zone Type in a word and find every word with which it rhymes, plus find its synonym, antonym, and definition.

  • Rhyming Dictionary

  • Spelling Lesson Plans The Educational Resources Information Center provides lessons and games you can use with your students to strengthen spelling skills.

  • Vocabulary.com Fun puzzles for all ages.

  • The Wacky World of Words Fun activities with Rhyming Buddies, AZ Lists, Anagrams, Similes, Oxymorons, Mystery Word, and many others.

  • Words and Word Play Numerous activities using words.

  • Word-A-Day Users sign for a daily email message that contains a special word, its definition, voiced pronunciation, usage in context example, and other interesting tidbits.

Reference Materials                                     

  • Infotrac Kids by Gale Group (Sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Education) THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, all in one resource - 800 magazines, reference, criticisms, primary sources and more! The content is built upon award winning literary, science, history, and biographical databases, and it is a safe environment for students' use. Your child will need a password provided by his/her teacher.

  • Know Why? This site contains several reference materials on one page which makes research efficient.

  • Library Spot Good site for research. It contains online libraries of all kinds, a reference desk, a reading room, and other resources.

  • Merriam-Webster Online Contains The Language Center and Vocabulary Builder with several vocabulary building tools.

  • Newspapers Online Find newspapers listed alphabetically from every continent in this free, extremely comprehensive database. Search by country and continent.

  • Online Reference Materials Many resources here

  • Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English Dictionary is available in 20-volume print or in CD-Rom format, highlighting the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words.

  • Reference Materials Many links to reference materials here! Check it out.

  • Rhyming Dictionary

  • Roget's Thesaurus This site has a nice interface & arranges words according to the ideas represented as in a printed Roget's.

  • USA Newspapers This site connects to newspapers in all 50 states.

  • Word-A-Day Sign up for a daily email message that contains a special word, its definition, voiced pronunciation, usage in context example, and other interesting tidbits.