Language Arts


Information Finder - This unusual website is interactive and provides students with the unique challenge of determining which types of reference books should be used to find specified information.

Glogster - a fantastic resource that allows students to create virtual posters over nearly any topic. Glogster EDU is a tool to create online multimedia "posters" that can incorporate all types of elements into a visual space: links, images, text, videos, music, and more. Your students will have multiple ways to express themselves and to learn from each other, making it easy for you to differentiate and engage each student.

DoGo News - a student friendly site that offers news on countries and current events all written by students.

Read Print - This online library includes books and literary works in the public domain from a large variety of authors: Victor Hugo, Samuel Johnson, Karl Marx, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, and countless others. The genres include essays, fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, single quotations, and short stories. To find desired works, you can search by author or by specific title.

Movie Clips - well, the title pretty much sums it up. Search through thousands of movie clips to provide a great anchor video for nearly any classroom concept.

Analogies - a bare bones outline that describes the different types of analogies that are commonly found.

PicLits - a wonderful site that allows you to view pictures, add descriptive words from a preselected list, create sentences or freehand and write your own.

Way Word Radio - a PBS podcast that delves into understanding word origins and "lively discussion about 'slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well.'"

Kideos - kid friendly website with access to youtube videos. Can be used as discussion starters or as entire lessons for ELL students.

Study Skills

Notaland - an online collaboration site.

Interactive learning - a great student-directed website.

Study Stack - create your own flash cards and export to a cell phone, PDA or iPod.

Flash Card Flash - a quick way to search for pre-made flash cards.

Language Arts- multiple topics presented in PPT format that can be opened with any IWB

Epic - a website that examines the history, heroes, and patterns behind the epic poem and the patterns and events characteristic of this genre.

The Baldwin Online Children's Project - "Bringing yesterday's classics to today's children"

Our Timelines - Create timelines for yourself, students, historical figures and fictitious characters.

Myths, Folklore and Fairy Tales - from Scholastic. Multiple grade levels.

Language Arts for Dummies

Painless Writing- not interactive, but does provide a few good ideas about writing

Fooling with Words - incorporating Poetry into your classroom

A Way to Teach - an online community that encourages active involvement in Literature.

Poetry Engine - this interactive site that introduces students to limericks, haiku, free verse, and cinquains

Writing Prompts - each prompt is followed by a short text to generate ideas and discussion.

More Writing Prompts

Even More Writing Prompts

Pete's PowerPoint Station - thousands of free PPTs that can be used easily with any IWB. Click on "Free Power Point Presentations" and you will be directed to the free PPTs for use in ANY classroom.

Myths and Legends

Story Starters

In Your Ear Shakespeare

Root Words

St. Patrick's Day

Language is a Virus

Shmoop

Robert Frost

National Book Awards

5 Paragraph Essay


Reading Practice


English Works!

ESL Reading

Find a Book - use lexile level and area of interest to find books for various readers and reading levels.

Reading Comprehension

Merpy Stories

Vocabulary Flash Games

Prefix Suffix

Interactive Story Elements

Lord of the Flies

Word Games