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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                                                                          

  • 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 an 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 cyber guides 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.  
  • 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 the 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. 
  • Starfall An EXCELLENT site for emerging readers and students needing phonetic support. Interactive and captivating graphics makes this site inviting to students.
  • 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.
Writing                                                    
  • 6+Trait Writing This model focuses on six qualities seen in outstanding written works.
  • Global Story Train  Kids can write the next chapter of a story started by other kids around the world.  Encourages multicultural communication and sharing ideas.  This web-based project originated in Japan in 2000.
  • Journal Writing Every Day One of the best things about journal writing is that it can take so many forms. The site includes writing motivators that work from teachers who use them.
  • Spelling it Right - Learn to spell confidently.
  • Teacher Pathfinder This site offers specific sites concerning writing. You'll find lesson plans and several resources that address writing, reading, and vocabulary development.
  • Wacky Web Tales  Lots of great tale topics.  Students can print and submit their tales. 
  • The Write Site The Write Site is a multimedia language arts curriculum that makes the process of telling a story fun.
Poetry                                                      
  • 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.

Vocabulary                                               

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

  • Vocabulary.com Fun puzzles for all ages.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.