AskOxford.com

http://www.askoxford.com/

This site is sponsored by Oxford Dictionaries and contains a word of the day, quote of the day, section on better writing, and will answer grammar and spelling questions.


Daily Lesson Plan

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990218thursday.html

This lesson plan has students learn about ancient civilizations by taking part in an Internet scavenger hunt. This lesson plan offers questions to challenge students on many different levels.


edhelper.com

http://www.edhelper.com/

A complete resource for all subject areas. Includes lesson plans, worksheets, vocabulary, and much more!


ePALS Classroom Exchange

http://www.epals.com

Connects 1.7 million students and teachers from 25,278 registered classrooms in 130 countries. Use ePALS to collaborate with other classrooms worldwide. Considered by educators to be a safe site of students.


F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary

http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/index.html

The site offers a comprehensive view of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life, works, and influence on American literature. Links to audio clips, film clips, and quotations from Fitzgerald and other notable figures deepen visitors' understanding of the author.


Free Graphic Organizers

http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/index.php

Free downloadable graphic organizers of all types!


Google Docs for Educators/Weekly Reader

http://www.google.com/educators/weeklyreader.html

Google has teamed up with Weekly Reader to allow students from different classrooms to share the same paper at the same time and make revisions together. This site promotes writing buddies, group work and improves peer editing skills.


Grammar Gorillas

http://www.funbrain.com/grammar

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.


Guide to Grammar and Writing

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm

This website provides interactive grammar quizzes where teaches may assign specific quizzes for student practice.


Homonym Helper

http://wsuonline.weber.edu/wrh/words.htm

Homonyms, or words that sound the same but have different meanings, can often be confusing when writing. With this site you can figure out the differences between some of those problem words like "effect" and "affect", "lie" and "lay", or "allusion" and "illusion". The site has a link to common errors in English at the bottom of the page that is also helpful. Improve your grammar and help your students learn about the subtle differences in the English language through this site.


Inside Catlin's Head

http://catlinclassroom.si.edu/lessonplans/cq-aplan.html

This is a lesson plan that focuses on drama, art, social studies and language arts. Students will evaluate and examine the life of a frontiersman by looking at various artworks and examining primary source documents. They will complete various activities including writing and performing an original skit.


Judy Vorfeld's Webgrammar

http://www.webgrammar.com/

This website is a helpful resource for anyone needing help with writing. This site offers help in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. The site also has a lot of resources to help you write a article, paper, journal entry, or letter.


Kerpoof Studio

http://www.kerpoof.com/

What is Kerpoof? The answer to that is not so simple. Kerpoof is all about having fun, discovering things, and being creative. Here are just a few ways that you can use Kerpoof: Make artwork (even if you aren't good at drawing!) Make an animated movie (really! it's easy!) Earn Koins which you can trade for fun things in the Kerpoof Store Make a printed card, t-shirt, or mug Tell a story Make a drawing Vote on the movies, stories, and drawings that other people have made There is also Kerpoof Scholastics with loads of teacher resources.


Kid-Friendly Common Core Standards

http://omsd.omsd.k12.ca.us/DEPARTMENTS/LSS/STANDARDS/Pages/standards.aspx

Provides an opportunity to view grade level content standards in language arts and math in terms that students can more readily understand.


Kids College

http://www.kclogin.com

The two subjects that Kids College focus on are Math and Language Arts. All of the questions asked are Core Content Driven. This program does cost an annual fee but is a wonderful investment. The program adjust to each students skill level and lets the teacher track the progress. The children are motivated by getting to play various sports activities for correct answers.


PBS Teacher Source - Lessons and Activities

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/

View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.


Pete's Power Point Station

http://www.pppst.com/

Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.


Pete's Power Point Station

http://pppst.com/

This website houses a great collection of ready made power points and interactive activities for many subject matters.


Quote Search

http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.php3

A great online search engine for fun and clever quotations to be used in writing. A search for "love" turned up 16 quotations, among them this from former Vice President Dan Quayle: "I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix."


Read Write Think

http://www.readwritethink.org/

The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."


RealeWriter

http://www.realewriter.com/

RealeWriter does this: Lets children (and adults) of all ages create cool, educational picture books called RealeBooks (“Really Books”). Gives children of all ages access to thousands of free RealeBooks created by children, parents, and educators. Lets you print RealeBooks, share them with friends and family via email, and share them with the world through RealeLibraries (“Really Libraries”). Anchors your community’s literacy cycle, enabling parents, teachers, and students to create and publish culturally relevant books that help other students develop reading skills.


Spin and Spell

http://www.spinandspell.com/game.swf

Students have several different general categories they can select to practice their spelling and letter identification. They simply clicking on "Start" and then click on a picture, for instance, "shirt" from the What We Wear category, and then use the spelling wheel to attempt a correct spelling of the word. Click on "submit" to check answers, and "Show Me the Word" or "Clear" for incorrect answers.


Story Arts

http://www.storyarts.org

An educational web site designed for teachers, librarians, and students to explore the use of storytelling in the classroom. Educators can use this site in a school setting to encourage speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.


TeachersFirst.com

http://www.teachersfirst.com/index.cfm

"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."


The Democracy Project

http://pbskids.org/democracy/educators/index.html

Welcome! We hope you'll find The Democracy Project site to be a useful, fun addition to your classroom during the election year and beyond. TheWelcome! We hope you'll find The Democracy Project site to be a useful, fun addition to your classroom during the election year and beyond.


Vocabulary University

http://www.vocabulary.com

Free vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery. Exercises are endorsed by teachers to enrich classroom curriculum and to help prepare for the SSAT, GED, SAT and ACT.


Web English Teaher: Lesson plans for Lord of the Flies

http://www.webenglishteacher.com/golding.html

This site will link you to several valuable lessons on the novel Lord of the Flies.


Wordia: Bring Words to Life

http://www.wordia.com/

Wordia - the authorative online textual dictionary, where you bring words to life through video!


Write Site

http://www.writesite.org

The Write Site is a multimedia language arts curriculum that makes the process of telling a story fun. Students take on the role of journalists—generating leads, gathering facts, and writing stories—using the tools and techniques of real-life journalists. The site is designed for middle school students. The Write Site’s instructional activities will improve students’ skills while helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.


Writing Fun

http://www.writingfun.com/

This site helps students and teachers with the writing process using graphic organizers. There is a learning component and sample writings for grades 1-6. You can write on-line using blank organizers and print. Organizers include different types of writing including:an information report,procedure, recount, explanation, persuasion, discussion, narrative, response, description, poetry, letter writing, emails, invitations, and news).