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K-12 Language Arts
LANGUAGE ARTS RESOURCES, LESSONS AND INTERACTIVE SITES
(& Combination) Sites
(Books, Lessons, Literature)
BLUE BOOK OF
GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION - http://www.grammarbook.com/
You don’t need to sign in or up. This guide, written by Jane Straus, is divided into two sections: grammar and punctuation. Each is further organized into rules with examples (navigate these with the drop-down menus), exercises and tests. The quizzes are not interactive (print them instead) and include answer keys on the same page. A print edition of The Blue Book is also available for purchase.
BRIGHT IDEAS FOR WRITING - http://eduplace.com/cgi-bin/searchengine.cgi
Type in "Bright Ideas for Writing" and up comes a plethora of ideas for writing across the curriculum, from song writing to comic strips. "It's in the Bag" is an activity where students create a setting for descriptive writing. Grades 1-8 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS – http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/commonly-confused-words
DAILY GRAMMAR - http://www.dailygrammar.com
Like Word a Day, you can receive a daily lesson or access the archives for daily grammar lesson. - This is a mail list.
FIN, FUR AND
BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FFFBI) HEADQUARTERS - http://www.fffbi.com/hq.html
This is so cute!! The site uses interactive stories and original thinking games to get kids to solve mysteries and learn crucial skills such as using the Internet for research and investigation, reading, and writing. The project encourages exploration of a wide range of subjects from math and science to geography, genetics and history. Admittedly, it's also, as one kid wrote, "freaky weird." Thank goodness, there is a section for teachers which helps explain what's going on.
FINAL YEAR PROJECTS - http://final-year-projects.com/
Mike Hart's site will help you with practical sources of advice to help you successfully write your final year project, dissertation or thesis. This should help all third year students and many postgraduate students who are writing a thesis or dissertation.
FREE ADJECTIVES WORKSHEETS - http://busyteacher.org/classroom_activities-grammar/adjectives-worksheets/
Sign up for a free Busy Teacher membership and get access to the worksheets, ranked by popularity, rating, number of comments, or submission date. There is a search box in the upper righthand corner. You can also submit your own worksheets.
GRAMMAR - http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/grammar/
Links to grammar sites by Barbara J. Feldman include punctuation, diagramming sentences, adjectives, commas, parts of speech games, active and passive voice, and other links on the righthand side of the site. Check it out.
Robin Simmons' collection of interactive exercises, terms, rules and handouts for students and teachers; there's about a dozen online activities to take part in and the handouts are pretty well put together: comma splices, fused sentences, irregular verb usage. I especially like the way the handouts reinforce the work students are doing on the website.
GUIDE TO GRAMMAR AND WRITING - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
Pull down menus, ask the site (questions), this is a great site for everything grammar from words and senetences to essarys, paragraphs, quizzes. There is even a section that explains when to use numbers as words and when to use the numerals.
HAIKU FOR PEOPLE - http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku
How to write Haiku, its history and examples are on this page, with links to poems both classical and written by people.
INTERNET RESOURCES ON CITING: THE TRADEMARK
OF A GOOD WRITER - http://www.marcaria.com/internet-resources-on-citing-the-trademark-of-a-good-writer.asp
This is an interesting site recommended by students from Daly City who used my site as a starting point to learn research paper construction and citation. This site explains why citing is important, when citing is needed, and tools to help with citation among other things. Thanks "teach" for your letter.
Online work by kids for kids.....a great way to motivate the budding authors and illustrators in your classroom. Also a good selection of literature and art by kids of various ages, and a full length time travel novel..
WACKY WEB TALES - http://www.eduplace.com/tales/index.html
Like Mad Libs, kids create their own wacky stories and submit new ideas for other kids.
WRITING TOPICS -
Choose by grade level, select topic, and get started.
WRITINGDEN - http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/
This site, designed for students in grades 6 to 12, provides tips on writing, help with reading comprehension and even tools to improve vocabulary skills.
Each week the site challenges you to write a story with the character, prop and place given. You send it in, KidsCom Kids vote on their favorites and the work of two kids from each age group end up in Stunningly Stupendous Stories every week." Votes are tallied in two divisions: eleven and under, and twelve and over. Last week's story placed Dad and a parachute in the jungle.
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Last Updated June 2018