For Teachers
  • BookSource - provides a way for classroom teachers or districts to organize their books. Teachers can scan all of my books in with the iPhone app and then kids use the computer in class to checkout and check-in books. School districts or campuses can also use the "School Book Room" Option to organize on a larger scale.
  • English-Zone.com provides a lot of resources in the form of quizzes and tests - it may be just as (or more) useful for teachers as for students.
  • Quia Language Arts Activities

Guides

Literature

Writing
  • Boom Writer is a fun site that gives you a new way to engage your students in creative writing, and will have them assessing themselves in a new way. Using Boom Writer, you (the teacher) choose or produce your own story starter. Each student follows this prompt letting their imagination take over. One chapter at a time, student write, read and vote on the submissions they like the most.
  • OWL: Online Writing Lab from Purdue- provides a wealth of materials in well organized format. Content is geared towards Higher Ed and High School.
  • Paragraph Punch site takes users through the actual steps of writing a paragraph. The web site provides questions that help to guide users step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing. Completed essays may be transferred to a word processing program, HTML editor, or e-mail application.
  • Ginger, “The Write Solution” - This helpful tool can be run on line to check spelling and grammar, or downloaded and used in conjunction with other applications. While it is not an instructional tool per se, it can certainly help students learn and correct spelling and some other language issues
  • Guide To Grammar and Writing: This site provides a main page that is graceful in it’s simplicity, with information and resources grouped into 6 categories.
  • The Writing Den has “Tips-O-Matic” for simple tips on Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays & includes this guide for teachers about” Incorporating WritingDEN into your class curriculum”.
  • **Writing Expository Essays**

Reading
  • Bibliomania has thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free. You can read the world's greatest fiction by authors such as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare's plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Buzzle www.buzzle.com Good website for reading grade articles…
  • Book Adventure Grades K-12 Students can register to take online quizzes on books they read. Provides score reports to the teacher. Students can also earn prizes
  • First Book - First Book is a nonprofit that provides new books and educational resources - for free and at low cost - to schools and programs serving children in need, from birth to age 18.
  • Literature Resources from HRW
  • Newsela has unlimited access to hundreds of news articles with quizzes and new articles daily. Because students can chose articles according to Lexile level, it is a great way for differentiated instruction using technology tools.
  • **Project Gutenberg** offers over 50,000 free ebooks: epub books, kindle books, download them or read them online. These ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers and digitized.

  • Read Between the Lions Stories and Games - Read stories that appeared on the PBS show and play games based on them
  • READWORKS.org provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. Curriculum is aligned to the Common Core and standards of all 50 states.
  • Reading Comprehension - lessons in reading for understanding, vocabulary context, and reading strategies.
  • Reading Rewards - gives a way for students to log their reading, comment on the piece and earn badges in the process. Students can even earn credits and win or purchase gift cards from itunes or Amazon and other fun prizes.
  • Teen Readsis a site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.
  • Trapped! is a game that helps students with deduction and author intent.The game is easy to use and it contains interactive content.
  • StoryLine has some favorite children's books read by famous actors.
  • Zoom Play House has plays you can print out for your kids to perform. Also comes with costume and decoration ideas.

Mythology
  • MythWeb
  • Pantheon.org contains an Encyclopedia Mythica for mythology
  • AesopFables Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 656+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed.

Poetry

Digital Books
  • Bibliomania has thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free. You can read the world's greatest fiction by authors such as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare's plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe.
  • First Book - First Book is a nonprofit that provides new books and educational resources - for free and at low cost - to schools and programs serving children in need, from birth to age 18.
  • Newsela has unlimited access to hundreds of news articles (depending on the Lexile level)with quizzes and new articles daily. Because students can chose articles according to Lexile level, it is a great way for differentiated instruction using technology tools.
  • **Project Gutenberg** offers over 50,000 free ebooks: epub books, kindle books, download them or read them online. These ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers and digitized.

Vocabulary
  • Chompchomp.com has grammar bytes and exercises
  • Commnet.edu has a grammar and writing guide
  • Confusing Words is a collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to our students. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.
  • Dailygrammar.com
  • EasyDefine is a great tool where you write a list of words and you can get the definitions and print it out, or find the synonyms, generate flashcards/worksheets or quiz yourself. The tool does everything for you, you only list the words.
  • English Grammar Connection
  • Edufind.com has online English grammar lessons
  • Free Rice is a world food programmer that donates 10 grains of rice to help end hunger for every answer that you give correctly. This is a very meaningful way of practicing vocabulary with kids.
  • GrammarFlip has free registration for teachers where they can create online classrooms and track students’ progress as it's completed. The grammar lessons are engaging and incorporates reward badges as they complete levels and improve. GrammarFlip can be used with any computer, tablet or mobile device connected to the Internet.
  • Grammar Help - Find everything you need to know about grammar.
  • GraphWords is an online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.
  • Knoword is an online game that tests your vocabulary by matching the definitions with the right words.
  • Lingro is a web tool where you can turn any website into a clickable dictionary. Just copy and paste your link and go to the page, read your text and click on the words that you think you don’t know and Lingro will give the definition for you.
  • Lexipedia lets you with the definitions of words in a webbed diagram with related words and their definition. You can also listen to the audio pronunciations.
  • JustTheWord is tool to find the combinations or the alternatives for a word.
  • PhotoMunchrs is an online game where you need to “munch” the pictures that correctly illustrate the word.
  • Quizlet is a flashcard learning websites where you can create flashcards y sets for a wide-range of subjects.
  • Rhymer helps you to find words that will rhyme with the word that you have provided.
  • Shai is a visual dictionary that gives you the definition of the word that you enter and the related pictures from Flickr, Google or Yahoo.
  • SnappyWords is an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. Just place your cursor over the words to see the meaning.
  • **SAT App from Zinkerz**: Adaptive, Comprehensive Study Tool. Zinkerz developed an SAT app designed to help students prepare for this college entry exam. Availabe in the Apple App Store for iPads and iPhones, and the Google Play Store for Android devices, Prep For The SAT Test contains adaptive material that senses and personalizes to each student’s needs.
  • VocabGrabber is another tool that analyses any text you have provided, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context.
  • Vocabulary is an online dictionary and a web tool that lets you improve your vocabulary.
  • VocabGenii is an online vocabulary game where you create a word that matches the definition provided from the unscramble letters.
  • Vocabahead.com- SAT Vocabulary: Cartoons, Videos & MP3s - all geared at building vocabulary.
  • Web English Teacher
  • WordHippo is a multitasker tool for finding the opposite or similar words, translate it to another language, find a sentence with your word or to find words that rhymes.
  • Word Spy is an online dictionary where you can find the new words that are added to English.

Study Stacks with Greek & Latin Roots