Editing and GUMs
Homonyms / Homophones
Audio Books and Stories
- Nursery Rhyme Expansion - practice with the aspects of purpose, voice, and audience in their writing. New ideas for old material. Here is a site with stories inspired by nursery rhymes that students can see to help them write their own versions.14 Funny Stories based on Mother Goose Rhymes
- Literature Quizzes - online quizzes in poetry, essays, comprehension, and story elements
- Middle and Secondary English - Language Arts - Resources to support the curriculum in English and Language Arts for K-12 educators.) [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Mindomo - interactive graphic organizer (free registration)
- Novels On-Line found at the Carnegie Mellon University English server.
- Novel Guides - from Classzone; activities and suggestions for novels.
- Novel Guide-Novel Analysis - literary analysis on the web; an educational supplement for better understanding of classic and contemporary Literature Profiles, Metaphor Analysis, Theme Analyses, and Author Biographies.
- Novel Units Online - Novel Guides and Units
- The On-line Books Page - You may search by author, title, or subject.
- Poe, Edgar Allen, Quote the Raven - Welcome to TeachersFirst's "Interactive Raven," a look at the vocabulary and literary devices in Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem, The Raven. This unit lets users view each stanza of the poem, pointing out Poe's use of some common literary devices.
- Poetry 180 - Welcome to Poetry 180. A Poem a day for American High School students. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed.
- Poetry Index of Canonical verse at the Carnegie Mellon University English server. Poets from Angelou to Wordsworth.
- 30 days of Poetry - Each lesson gives you a format to follow and student examples. In many cases your teacher will direct you to write more than one poem in a lesson. This gives you an opportunity to use the form and, most often, create an even better poem in doing so. Enjoy your lessons! [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Poet's Pantry Tour - Virtual fieldtrip of the many types of poetry. Within the tour there is a list of at least 40 types of poetry and examples of each form!
- Power Proofreading from Houghton Mifflin - Help! The power has gone out at HME-TV, and proofreaders are needed to fix TV scripts, memos and other writing at the station. HM has provided a special power screen so your students can help them.
- Pre-Reading notes - help students prepare for information obtained in reading
- Proofreading Exercises - online with answers
- Reading Placement Assessments - tests to download (answer key given)
- Reading Comprehension - free Reading Comprehension worksheets for Middle and High School students to reinforce skills such as context clues and word meanings
- Reading Comprehension - for High school students [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Reading for Results - Online practice, many concepts
- Reading for Thinking - online passages and questions for many concepts- middle and high school
- Reading Keys - online passages and questions for many concepts - middle/high school
- Reading Passages - vocab, word selection, sequencing and conclusion activities.
- Reading Passages - vocab, word selection, what did you learn, spelling and more.
- ReadPrint - free online library, thousands of free books.
- Reading Skill Stories - written for adult ESL learners, these stories can be a timed reading; there is audio for each story so it can be used for a read-along, and there are questions at the end of the stories. [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Root Words
- Putting Down Roots - Drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words.
- Putting Down Roots (2) - Drag and drop the roots into the blanks to complete the words.
- Putting Your Roots into Action - Now that you know five new roots, start looking for them in unfamiliar words.
- Putting Your Roots into Action (2) - Now that you know five more new roots, start looking for them in unfamiliar words.
- Root Word Lessons - free interactive vocabulary puzzle and activity sessions use Latin and Greek "roots and cells" to help unlock word meanings.
- What's a Root? - In this lesson, you'll work with five roots. Once you know a few roots, you'll see them everywhere.
- What's a Root? (2) - In this lesson, you'll work with five more roots. .
- Schoolhouse: English and Language Arts - Lesson plans and Internet resources in the areas of Poetry, Reading, and Writing. The site also includes Internet resources in the areas of Literature, Philosophy, and Plays. Schoolhouse also includes links to Standards sites.
- Sentence-combining exercises - a lesson followed by quizzes
- Short Fiction on the Carnegie Mellon University English server.
- Short Story Elements - online interactive quiz from Quia
- Short Story Elements - online quiz
- Skimming and Scanning - links that contain lessons and activities to practice these skills.
- SparkNotes - Study Guides, Message Boards, Complete Texts of an enormous amount of various types of literature taught in High Schools. You must register to get to the guides, but registration is free.
- Story Elements Questioning Cards - Great for independent work after reading a book.
- Story Modules - modules designed to test comprehension of a news story (Click on Story Archives on the left to find the stories)
- Style Manual by William Strunk Jr. - Reference site to find verse, authors, fiction, nonfiction links.
- Summarizing and Paraphrasing - online exercises and lessons.
- The Teacher's Desk - A literacy resource designed for teachers of grades five and six. This site is a collection of lesson plan ideas and classroom activities.
- Think About it cards - excellent task cards to place beside students while reading for information
- Timed Reading - Read this passage and time yourself!
- Visual Thesaurus - Really cool way to look up synonyms. It is just a trial version but you can look up a few words at a time without paying.
- Vocabulary Enrichment
- Analogy Quiz1 - Determine which choice has a relationship similar to the original words or phrases. (HS Level)
- Analogy Quiz2 - Determine which choice has a relationship similar to the original words or phrases. (HS Level)
- Sentence Completion - Fill in the missing vocabulary words. (Middle/High School level)
- Sentence Completion Quiz - Fill in the missing vocabulary words. (Middle/High School level)
- Vocabulary Enrichment - Each Quiz picks 10 questions from a fifty word list and you can hear the word spoken, allowing you to not only learn its definition, but how its pronounced.
- Vocabulary University - Vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery. These exercises help prepare for SSAT, PSAT, GED, SAT and ACT tests, they supplement personal vocabulary acquisition, and are being used in home-schooling and ESL programs
- Vocaboly - Vocabulary test - Multiple choice, different formats
- The Word Detective on the Web is the online version of The Word Detective, a newspaper column answering readers' questions about words and language.
- World Wide Words - Each week you will find at least one short article or extended definition of a word which is too new to appear in most dictionaries
- Words Count - Vocabulary exercises - self checking
- Writing Tests - ( Scroll down to the bottom of the page to get to this section )These tests cover vocabulary, writing style, mechanics, focus, and understanding of the topic. Answer key given.