ELA RESOURCES

Writing


LearnZillion - A library of writing units.
ReadWorks - A solution to Reading Comprehension.
Read, Write and Think - This site has interactive activities, lesson plans, and much more.
Writing Fix Interactive writing prompts, lessons, traits, process, writer’s workshop
Boom Writer Read, Write, Compete, Get Published
Purdue Online Writing Lab OWL Everything you could possibly need to improve academic writing
Anchor Charts This is a Pinterest of countless excellent Anchor charts for writing and reading
Thesis Builder - Online Persuasive Essay outline builder
BBC Skillwise Activities
The Writer's Web an excellent hand book that guides, gives tips, and strategies.
Road to Grammar Games Quizzes and other interactivity to teach grammar skills.
Great Source I Write
Writing with Writers Get advice from real authors
Word Counter Want to see which words you overuse? Try this handy tool.
Biography Maker Leads you step by step through the process
EngVid Videos of English Lessons by a chap.




Word Cloud Makers


Wordle Use Wordle if you want something easy
Tagxedo Use Taxedo if you want to make shapes and have much more control over your word cloud
Word it Out Similar to Wordle but with more color choices. Text tends to only go in one direction.
Tagul Also just like Wordle but this creates tag clouds that link to Google searches of every word
Tag Crowd Use this application if you want to see word frequency or have control over what words appear.




Story Book Makers


Storybird Write and illustrate your own story books.
StoryJumper You can create your own children's books on this site too.




Mind Mapping and Graphic Organizers


Popplet very easy to use graphic organizer maker
LucidChart Drag and Drop, Free education accounts.
Spiceynodes Allows for sound files in the organizer
Drop Mind




Online Collaborative Writing


(Google Apps for Education is great for this too but in the absence of that try these excellent tools)
QikPad is super easy to create and use with real time updates.
TitanPad For the older students
Primary Pad for the younger students




Online and Desktop Publishing


Issuu Publishes your writing into a free cool looking flipbook.
Scribd Same here, also free
Teen Ink publishes art and writing of teens and tweens
Simple Booklet Easy Booklet maker that also lets you publish
Figment an online platform to share your writing with YA Authors and International Peers
101 Practical Ways to Ditch That Textbook-Ideas for implementing learning materials without using a textbook




Vocabulary


Vocabulary Videos
Spelling city.com (This has vocabulary games and skill builders too.)
Spelling TestMe This is a teacher resources from Spelling city that lets you give tests and they grade and score them for you!
Vocabulary dot com
My Vocabulary a free resource to enhance vocabulary mastery with Latin & Greek roots
SAT and GRE Vocabulary Videos
Advanced Vocabulary Picture Cards




Free Bibliography Generators


Easy Bib
Citation Machine
Carmun
Bibme
Ottobib




Poetry


The Academy of American Poets a database of more than 1,200 poems
The Poetry Express This site will help you write poems and explains different types of poems
A Rhyming Dictionary find the rhyme for those poems




Literature


Book Trailers for Readers Students created videos and Prezi trailers for their favorite books, it is a wiki set up so other classes can contribute.
Got Books? Ways to promote and inspire reading in Upper Elementary and Young Adults
Readers Read Thousands of free online e-books sorted by genre
AdLit Adolescent Literacy-strategies,resources, and links to encourage 4-12 grade readers
Shmoop Literature Study Guides for nearly every important novel
LoudLit Literature for your eyes and ears; famous works read aloud along with printed text
Open Culture This site has links to thousands of great resources to do with language and culture among other things.
Wikibooks thousands of free e-books
Whatcha Reading Now?
Guys Read A great site for males of all ages to find cool books to read.
Coretta Scott King Awards
LibriVox A huge collection of books and stories read aloud, you can contribute too.
Voz Me Need some help reading? Cut and Paste text into this site and it will read it aloud for you.
Wise Old Sayings One of the oldest collections of wise quotes, proverbs and sayings gathered from all over the world.




Games


Word Games
BBC Skillwise Games
One Stop English Free Games These are organized by Beginner to High Intermediate Levels, All Ages
Language is a Virus Some of these are online and some are ideas to use in the classroom
8th Grade Language Builders Interactive games and Activities
7th Grade Language Builders
6th Grade Language Builders
Professor Garfield There are lots of fun interactive literacy tools here!
Scholastic Stacks for Kids
Grammar Ninja
Spellingcity.com
Grammaropolis
Grammar Bites Chomp, Chomp, Chomp fun exercises
Vocabulary dot com





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Reading


ReadWorks A solution to Reading Comprehension. Khan Academy Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers.
LearnZillion A library of close reading units covering literary and informational texts.
Literacy Symbaloo
Ms. Black's K-2 Links Symbaloo
Online Children's Books Symbaloo
Excellent Sites for Young Readers Live Binder
Starfall Outstanding Primary Reading Resource
Storytown Resources
More Storytown Resources
Learning Today Reading Games GREAT Primary Source!
Reading Bear Free online video phonics instruction. This is a terrific at home suppliment
Smart Tutor First Grade Reading Games
Abracadabra fun early literacy site
Building Language for Literacy Fun Phonemic Awareness!
Progressive Phonics
Dolch Sight Words from Spelling City
Poisson Rouge This site has over 50 different interactive elements and teaches every area of the curriculum without any directions. Just explore. Great for K-2
Alphabetimals The Alphabet made out of animals
Storyline Don't feel like reading a story today? Have a celebrity do it. This is the Screen Actors Guild's site of stories read aloud.
StoryNory Free Audio Stories for Kids
LoudLit Literature for your eyes and ears; famous works read aloud along with printed text
The Story Place
Roy the Zebra Guided Reading and Interactive games for emergent readers K-2
Abracadabra A reading site developed by Canada's Education System
Imaginary Lands This impressive site is maintained by a youth services librarian
Literature Learning Ladders Although this site is more geared towards teachers, kids will find fun things too, especially if they enjoy reading.
LibriVox A huge collection of books and stories read aloud, you can contribute too.
Voz Me Need some help reading? Cut and Paste text into this site and it will read it aloud for you.




Myths Legends and Folktales


The Encyclopedia Mythica This is the place to begin research in this area.
American Folklore A collection of American Folktales, including American Indian (The First Americans) Tales.
Aesop's Fables This site includes 655 of Aesop's Fables as well as mottos and audio files.
The Big Myth Cool legends from around the world.




Writing


Read, Write and Think This site has interactive activities, lesson plans, and much more.
Hacker Handbook Resources Interactive lessons that are a fun way to practice skills.
Grammar Helper Provides students with links to the best interactive help and quizzes.
Wacky Webtales Similar to Madlibs a fun and funny way to practice the parts of speech.
Word Tamer This is a highly Interactive site that helps students Grades 3-5 improve their use of vocabulary in writing.




Publishing


KidPub A wonderful collection of stories written by children.
Cyberkids This is a quarterly online magazine written by kids for kids.
Stone Soup The website companion to the children's magazine. You can also listen to stories read aloud.




Games


Word Games
BBC Skill Wise This is also an excellent math and language arts learning and game resource by age level.
ABCYA Grade level games of math, language arts, science, and technology
Primary Games Arena For grades K-6 All Subjects Standards based games 1,352 games and counting.
Learn English Games and Interactive activities
Kindergarten Interactive Skills Builders
1st Grade Interactive Skills Builders
2nd Grade Interactive Skills Builders
3rd Grade Interactive Skills Builders
4th Grade Interactive Skills Builders
5th Grade Interactive Skills Builders
Whiz Kid Games This site is good for early literacy/tech skills and for students with autism
Game Classroom Grade level games and homework help in math and language arts
Kaboose Fun School More great learning games!
Poisson Rouge This site has over 50 different interactive elements and teaches every area of the curriculum without any directions. Just explore. Great for K-2
Boola and Kwala 818 Games, 96 songs, Lots of fun, K-2
Arcademic Skill Builders Fun skill building standards based games
Primary Interactive
Mr. Nussbaum Thousands of games in all areas of the curriculum
Kids Spell

Spelling CIty
Prongo Games
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