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English/Language Arts Resources

LANGUAGE

The Five Paragraph Essay
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/index.htmlbr
Clifford Interactive Storybooks and Phonics Fun!

http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/
Power Proofreading!
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/proofread/index.html
Mrs. Dowling’s Literature Terms – Quizzes, too
http://www.dowlingcentral.com/MrsD/area/literature/LitTerms.html
Paint by Idioms Game (FunBrain)
http://www.funbrain.com/idioms/index.html
The Wacky World of Words
http://www3.telus.net/teachwell/
BrainPop – Similes and Metaphors
http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/similesandmetaphors
/index.weml?&tried_cookie=true
Figurative Language – Summary and examples
http://vclass.mtsac.edu/amla-51/Figurative%20Language/figures.htm
Face Idioms – Games
http://www.quia.com/jg/66234.html
Dave’s ESL Idiom Page – A long list of idioms
http://www.eslcafe.com/idioms/id-list.html
Onomatopoeia Worksheet
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/literacy/PC_on.htm
Figurative Language - Simple Definitions
http://www.geocities.com/athens/Parthenon/9502/figrtv.html
American Heritage Book of English Usage
http://www.bartleby.com/64/
The Word Spy, Delves into the world of recently coined phrases...
http://www.wordspy.com/
Behind the Name Fun site about the history and etomology of first names
http://www.behindthename.com/
Wacky Web Tales Write a wacky tale online…good review for parts of speech
http://www.eduplace.com/tales/index.html
The Simile Satellite..hints and explanations about writing similes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/listenandwrite/similes/index.htm
Grammar Gorillas - Parts of Speech
http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/
Writing Detective Organizing a How-to Essay
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/writing_detective/WD_E_4_2_pre.HTM
Pronoun Clubhouse Grammar Practice
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/pronoun_clubhouse/index_pre.html
Paragraph Punch - How to Write A Paragraph (teacher guidance)
http://www.paragraphpunch.com/
Darling's Guide to Grammar & Writing Six drop down menus containing links to examine
http://ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm
English-Zone: Fun for teachers & students
http://www.english-zone.com/grammar/1adjectives.html
"2Bee or Not-too-bee"
http://www.funbrain.com/verb/index.html
"Go Bananas for the Grammar Gorillas"
http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/index.html

Learn to Write
http://k-6educators.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=
http://creative%2Dentropy.com/spelling.html

 

LITERATURE

Links to Literature
http://www.richmond.k12.va.us/readamillion/LITERATURE/
literature_lesson_plans_p.htm
The Children's Literature Web Guide
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html
Children's Storybooks OnLine
http://www.magickeys.com/books/
Links to Learn Library
http://www.mikids.com/Library.html
The Reading Dimension
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/book/index.html
Book Lists
http://members.aol.com/sskufca/bookunits.htm
Treasure Island
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/treasure/
Invisible Ink - Ghost Stories
http://www.invink.com/
Wacky Web Tales
http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
Stories From the Web
http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org
Harry Potter
http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/
Linking Technology & Literacy
http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/langarts/techlit/tlindex.htm
The Canterburry Tales
http://icg.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/cantales.html
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
http://www.mce.k12tn.net/reading37/best_christmas_pageant_ever.htm
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/
Illustrated Shakespeare
http://libtext.library.wisc.edu/IllusShake/
Shakespeare Electronic Archive
http://caes.mit.edu/research/shakespeare/index.html

Greek Mythology

Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology
http://www.mythweb.com/encyc/index.html
Greek Mythology
http://www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth/greek_myth.html
Greek Mythology.com
http://www.greekmythology.com/

Anne Frank

Anne Frank House
http://www.annefrank.nl/ned/default2.html
Anne Frank Online
http://www.annefrank.com/

Fables, Folktales, and Fairy Tales

Tall Tales
http://www.hasd.org/ges/talltale/talltale.htm
Gullah Tales
http://www.knowitall.org/gullahtales/index.html
Traditional Literature Lesson Plans
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/tradless.htm
What Makes a Fairy Tale a Fairy Tale?
http://www.geocities.com/ljacoby_2000/fairytale.html
Fairy Tale Quiz
http://www.familygames.com/features/quizzes/ftquiz.html
Great Resource Site for Folklore
http://www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/folklore/weblinks.html

 

Reading

Kid's Lab Reading Workout
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/SRW.htm
Reading Workshop - Reading Comprehension practice sheets
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/readcompex.htm
Reading Comprehension Connection
http://www.readingcomprehensionconnection.com/reading_lesson.html
Reading Comprehension Worksheets (mainly for teachers here)
http://www.rhlschool.com/reading.htm

Harcourt School

Main Idea
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/book_buddy/rosie/skill_pre.html
Test Tutor Story Elements - Characters, Setting, Plot
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/test_tutor/build19/grade3/skill14/index_pre.htm

 

AUTHORS

Authors & Illustrators
http://www.ala.org/gwstemplate.cfm?section=greatwebsites&
template=/cfapps/gws/displaysection.cfm&sec=16
About Authors & Illustrators
http://www.cbcbooks.org/html/aboutauthors.html
Children's Authors & Illustrators
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/authors.htm
Houghton Mifflin Reading Authors & Illustrators
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/
Authors and Books from Scholastic
http://www2.scholastic.com/teachers/authorsandbooks/authorstudies/
authorstudies.jhtml?IndexLetter=A
Authors and Illustrators on the Web
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/authors.html
The Complete Works of Shakespeare
http://the-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html
William Shakespeare Resources
http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives/WCE/archives/shakesp.htm
J. K. Rowling
http://www.scholastic.com/harrypotter/home.asp
Robert Frost
http://www.bartleby.com/people/Frost-Ro.html
Seussville
http://www.seussville.com
National Book Festival's 2001 and 2002 Cybercasts
Videos of a wide variety of authors and storytellers speaking.
http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/nbfcyber_2002.html

Washington Irving – Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
http://www.hyland.org/sleepyhollow/
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?ID=256
Washington Irving
http://www.educeth.ch/english/readinglist/irvingw/index.html

POETRY

A Pocketful of Rhymes
http://members.aol.com/Bvsangl/pocket.html
The Simile Satellite – Write simile poems
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/listenandwrite/similes/index.htm
Poetry.com
http://www.poetry.com/
Fooling with Words
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/foolingwithwords/
Poetry 180
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/
Poetry Express
http://www.poetryexpress.org/
Academy of American Poets
http://www.poets.org
Poetry for Kids
Funny poems, how to write a funny poem
http://www.poetry4kids.com/
Ongoing Tales
Old Time Children's Poetry
http://www.ongoing-tales.com/SERIALS/oldtime/POETRY/
30 Days of Poetry
http://www.msrogers.com/English2/poetry/30_days_of_poetry.htm

 

REFERENCE

One Look - On-Line Dictionaries
http://www.edgate.com/d.pl?url=http://onelook.com/
The State Newspaper
http://www.thestate.com/
Lexington County Public Library System
http://www.lex.lib.sc.us/
Reader's Digest
http://www.readersdigest.com/
Fact Monster In the News
http://www.factmonster.com/

 

 


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