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Guide to Grammar and Writing

This site is maintained by a college professor.  It includes the following topics: Word & Sentence Level; Paragraph Level; Essay & Research Paper Level; Ask Grammar, Quizzes and Search Devices; Peripherals & PowerPoints; GrammarPoll, Guestbook, & Awards.  Each topic has other topics to choose from.  Over 170 quizzes are included in this site.  Grades 5-12.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Exercises and Tests on Grammar and Punctuation (links are at the left of the page)

Grammar Gorillas

Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our friends get a banana. And you know, a gorilla with a banana is a gorilla with appeal.  Beginner (nouns and verbs only)  Advanced (all parts of speech)

Welcome to Grammar Safari

Blue Web'n Award site: Grammar books tend to make things fairly simple and there is some value in that. Nevertheless, for the serious student of English, it's worthwhile also to broaden your horizons and explore the jungle out in the real world. The World Wide Web (WWW) is an excellent place to begin experiencing English as it occurs in its natural surroundings--not only are there millions of English texts readily available, but also most of them can be electronically searched for those elusive yet fascinating English grammar structures.

Starfall

The Starfall Learn-to-Read website offers wonderful reading opportunities for the early emergent reader in Learn to Read.  It's Fun to Read offers reading opportunities for the advanced emergent reader.  The site also features reading opportunities about holidays and special events.

Poetry As We See It

Learning about the elements of poetry:  metaphor, simile, alliteration, personification, repetition, onomatopoeia and paradox.  Also take a test of your poetry skills.

Poet's Page

Wonderful and lengthy group of poems for children.  Many poems have music that accompany it.  A must see site when teaching poetry.

English-Zone

A seeming endless resource of materials for teaching and practicing the skills of the English language.

The Poetry Zone

This site makes available  interviews with many writers of children's poetry.

Poetry 
Scholastic - Writing with Writers

Listen to Jack Prelutsky read one of his poems, then follow his tips and techniques to have some fun with poetry writing!  Karla Kuskin demonstrates how to use descriptive words to create powerful poems. Rhyme and rhythm are two keys to writing poetry and I Spy riddles as well, using Jean Marzollo's tips and activities.

PBS Kids Between the Lion Stories

Many stories that can be read to young children are in this site..  Game(s) related to the stories are also available.

Clifford's Interactive Storybook
Scholastic - Phonics Fun For Young Readers

Short stories are read aloud and the reader interacts with the story by choosing a word to complete a sentence.  The site also contains phonetic games.

MythWeb

Meet and learn about  the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.

Poetry For Upper Elementary Students

This page is devoted to classic works of poetry, including Negro spirituals, for students in upper levels of elementary school. Full text of these poems is available online. Most of these selections were recommended in a professional journal [citation lost].

Edgar Allen Poe

This site provides activities that correlates with the reading stories in the Scott Foresman Reading Series.  A question is given that relates to the reading story the students have read.   The students use a printable worksheet and the Internet to answer the question.  Teachers should read the description of the activity in Teacher Note before assigning the activity.

Harry Potter
Scholastic

Everything you need to know about Harry Potter.

Scott Foresman Reading Headquarters

This site provides activities that correlates with the reading stories in the Scott Foresman Reading Series.  A question is given that relates to the reading story the students have read.   The students use a printable worksheet and the Internet to answer the question.  Teachers should read the description of the activity in Teacher Note before assigning the activity.

Aesop Fables Online

Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. There are many more on the way. Most were translated into English by Rev. George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) and Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) the rest are from Jean De La Fontaine in French and translated to English by several good Internet souls.

Verbs and Verbals

Everything you need to know about verbs plus quizzes to test your knowledge.

Basic Sentence Parts

Everything you need to know about basic sentence parts and quizzes to test your knowledge.

Grammar Bytes

Find detailed definitions of common grammar terms--everything from abstract nouns to verbs. Test your grammar knowledge (interactive exercises on commas, pronoun agreement, subject-verb agreement and word choice). Download the handouts that accompany the interactive exercises.

TampaRead's Grade 1 Books Online

TRIP TO FOX MOUNTAIN: Practices over 95% of words from our Grade 1 List Levels 1-12.
STOP THAT BUS: Practices all words from LEVEL 15 - Grade 1 List Reviews most difficult words from all previous levels.
LOST ON FOX HILL: Practices all words from LEVEL 16 - Grade 1 List Reviews most difficult words from all previous levels.

Candlelight Stories - Kids

Under the Storybook link there are many stories, with pictures, for oral or silent reading

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