Internet Sites that Promote the use of Trade Books for Language Arts Learning
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Trade Books that Promote Language Arts
Writing, Vocabulary Development, Reading

 
 http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/mla
 
 A LINK FOR TEACHERS
Dictionaries galore
  http://www.slco.lib.ut.us/dict.htm

A LINK TO WRITERS (K-12)
The Author Corner.  A virtual visit with children's writers and illustrators. 
http://www.carr.org/authco/

NAME-WRITING LESSON FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS:
http://www.kinderart.com/littles/namewrite.htm
An artful way of having your preschoolers recognize and then practice their writing skills.

1ST GRADE: MAKING A CLASSROOM ABC BOOK:
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/littlekids/lesson_abc_book.htm
This wonderful lesson plan has emergent writers creating their own ABC classroom book, with their own pictures, objects and sentences.

LITTLE EXPLORERS GRADES 2 & 3 ENGLISH EXERCISES:
http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/Dictionary.html
A set of 5 worksheets for each grade with the online site dictionary as the resource leads young learners on an interactive dictionary/reference web hunt. Great for both dictionary skills and internet training.

PARTS OF A SENTENCE:
http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/tips/sentence/index.htm
I have heard it said that a writer must first learn all the grammatical rules before breaking them.  Well, it works if I say this to my daughter!   Here's a starting point for rules: punctuation, nouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives and adverbs.

HAIKU LESSONS FOR UPPER ELEMENTARY:
http://www.indiana.edu/~japan/japan/mdnjapan/LS3.html
An outdoor 90 minute lesson on writing haikus.

IT'S IN THE CAN!
http://www.knownet.net/users/Ackley/writcan.html
Create a story center and use these ideas, activities and topics to promote writing in your classes.

FAILURE-PROOF WRITING LESSONS FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED LEARNERS:
http://www.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1981/4/81.04.11.x.html
This educator looks at why writing might be a problem with disadvantaged students, and then discusses ways to encourage learning and creativity, as well as mastery of the writing process.  Assignments and strategies are included.

WORLD WRITERS:
http://wwwbir.bham.wednet.edu/wws/wws.htm
A 5th grade class created these writing pages in order to help other students become better writers.

WRITING ADVENTURES:
http://www.angelfire.com/ok/freshenglish/writing.html
Here you will find an extensive series of high school writing lessons divided into three main categories: Composition I, Composition II, and English II. Each contains several lessons and resources, such as writing about plot, 100 journal topics, literary analysis, poetry project, activities for specific novels--much more.

WRITING ASSIGNMENT: WHAT IS YOUR TEN YEAR PLAN?
http://www.ncte.org/teach/Wheeler24764.html
Students write their own ticket to the American dream, as they see it, elaborating on how they will obtain and secure their various ideals and enterprises.  Introduced a la Great Gatsby.

ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR:
http://www.edunet.com/english/grammar.toc.cfm
With a grammar clinic, practice pages, grammatical description and many resources, both students and teachers can profit from this site.

PARADIGM ONLINE WRITING ASSISTANT:
http://www.powa.org/
The Paradigm page is full of how-to's for just about any writing enterprise, with graphics, writing topics, activities and question and answer.  See Informal Essays category for story-writing sub-headings.

EX NIHILO ONLINE WRITING WORKSHOP:
http://www.jps.net/gmreed/writing/mainwrit.htm
A virtual middle school writing classroom is how this site is self-described, from 7th grade teacher Mr. Reed.  Well-rounded, with Jumpstart section for ideas, an online sharing and feedback forum, grammar and editing, a gallery of writing, sentence practice, mini-lessons, publishing, vocabulary building and a middle school ezine. Very resourceful and well- organized.

WRITING CURRICULUM: ENTHUSIASM IS ALL WRITE:
http://www.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1981/4/81.04.04.x.html
From the Yale New Haven Teacher's Institute, this comprehensive writing program looks at barriers to writing, and then proposes a substantial plan for initiating enthusiasm and output.  10 activities, 3 lesson plans and evaluation.

TEACHING POETRY IN NEW FORMATS:
http;//www.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1981/4/81.04.08.x.html
Again from the Teacher's Institute, tried and true methods are explained to motivate students in creative writing.  Advice is also offered in setting up an atmosphere conducive to output.  With several activities, poetry formats and principles.

http://crayon.net
Have your class create their own online newspaper at this site.  Step-by-step instructions make for painless teaching!

POSTCARD EXCHANGE FOR MULTI-LEVEL
3RD & 4TH GRADE CLASSROOM:
Teacher Sue Carter of New Hampshire seeks other third and fourth grade classes to exchange postcards, hopefully from every state.  Reach Sue at:  slcart@aol.com

3RD GRADERS POSTCARD EXCHANGE:
Melanie Boyd's 3rd grade gifted & talented class is doing a postcard exchange project.
They also would like to receive postcards from each state, and in return would be glad to send one from Texas to your class. Write to Melanie at:  wcbmab@aol.com

PARTS OF A SENTENCE:
http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/tips/sentence/index.htm
I have heard it said that a writer must first learn all the grammatical rules before breaking them.  Well, it works if I say this to my daughter!   Here's a starting point for rules: punctuation, nouns, verbs, prepositions, adjectives and adverbs.

HAIKU LESSONS FOR UPPER ELEMENTARY:
http://www.indiana.edu/~japan/japan/mdnjapan/LS3.html
An outdoor 90 minute lesson on writing haikus.

IT'S IN THE CAN!
http://www.knownet.net/users/Ackley/writcan.html
Create a story center and use these ideas, activities and topics to promote writing in your classes.

FAILURE-PROOF WRITING LESSONS FOR
DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED LEARNERS:
http://www.cis.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1981/4/81.04.11.x.html
This educator looks at why writing might be a problem with disadvantaged students, and then discusses ways to encourage learning and creativity, as well as mastery of the writing process.  Assignments and strategies are included.

WORLD WRITERS:
http://wwwbir.bham.wednet.edu/wws/wws.htm
A 5th grade class created these writing pages in order to help other students become better
writers.

http://www.kidpub.org/kidpub/howto.html
A website for kids to publish their own stories and school news online.

4th GRADE PENPAL REQUEST:
4th grade teacher Dina Miller would like to exchange postal letters with other 4th grade students. Her 21 students are in Old Bridge, New Jersey. You may contact Dina at: dina91@juno.com

ALSO 4TH GRADE. . .
Karen McDevitt teaches 4th grade in southern New Jersey, and has a slightly different twist
to her request:  she would very much like West Coast penpals, and in particular California classes, to correspond with her students. They could discuss the differences between living by the Pacific and again by the Atlantic.  Reach Karen at:  klmteacher@hotmail.com

5th GRADE PENPALS WANTED!
Student teacher Amy would like to arrange penpals for her 22 fifth grade students.  Write to Amy at:  pola_aac@ACCESS-K12.org

ANNE FRANK ONLINE:
http://www.annefrank.com

ANNE FRANK: RESOURCES, ACTIVITIES, THEMES,
QUIZ, AND AUDIO READING:
http://www.sis.port.ac.uk/~kingtr/cal97/sb/anne2.htm

ANNE FRANK INTERNET LESSON PLAN:
http://etc.davis.k12.ut.us/tcip/TCIP301.htm

ENGLISH GRAMMAR WORKSHEETS:
http://www.rhlschool.com/english.htm
Many, many requests have come in for a site just like this one!  It provides worksheets to help with English grammar, from elementary level through to high school.  Free service, and sure to be a helpful resource throughout the school year!

WUTHERING HEIGHTS ESSAY TOPICS:
http://www.seorf.ohiou.edu/~ab784/emily/topics.html
Eleven topics for provocative essays on various aspects of Wuthering Heights.

SHAW BIOGRAPHY:
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/gbshaw.htm

PYGMALION ONLINE:
http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/shaw/

QUOTABLE HUXLEY QUOTES:
http://www.freespeech.org/james/huxley/Huxleyquotes.htm

BELLOC PAGE:
http://www.synasoft.com/~rfreeman/belloc.html
Visit this page on Hilaire Belloc for a biography, his poetry and some of his prose.

HOPKINS PAGE:
http://landow.stg.brown.edu/victorian/hopkins/gmhov.html
Anyone studying Hopkins will find this website very useful. From Brown University, it includes biography, works, political context, criticism, victorianism and so on. Dedicated site!

BEATRIX POTTER'S WORLD:
http://www.peterrabbit.co.uk/
Dedicated to Potter, this is a truly wonderful site, befitting the creativity & talents of this author and illustrator of so many charming children's books. From the Main Menu, you can choose a detailed biography (with photos) of the life and times of Beatrix Potter. You can also meet the characters from her books, view her art, or attend a Squirrel Nutkin's film show! A nice feature here is Jemima's Greeting Cards--choose, create and send an animated Beatrix Potter card! Tom Kitten's Playground has several activities geared to the younger set:  try Pop-up Fun, Fun with Shapes, puzzles, etc.

A LINK TO STORIES
You'll find stories for all ages but mostly for ages 2 - 14. There are a few for older teens.  There are also mazes, coloring pages and riddles.
http://www.magickeys.com/books/

ENGLISHTOWN!
http://englishtown.ef.com/en/default.asp
This site is subtitled, "everything about english", and it certainly is ambitious.  Use this site to update your curriculum, or cull daily lesson plans from here.  English tests are also available.  You may subscribe, or access archives at the site.  You will also find a host of other resources to aid you in course-planning: games, culture, book club, dictionaries, class materials... the list continues at some length.

GUIDE TO GRAMMAR AND WRITING:
http://webster.commnet.edu/HP/pages/darling/grammar.htm
Professor Charles Darling from Capital Community Tech College (CT) has provided an excellent and comprehensive guide to English grammar, sentence construction, spelling and composition.  Also find categories for Forms of Communication (e.g. business letter, resumes, research papers); Ask Grammar (If you're puzzled about or stuck on a particular grammar problem, you may submit a question; do check the FAQ file first.) and Online Interactive Quizzes.  This site is quite extensive and provides a wonderful resource for teachers, parents and students alike.

SPELLING & VOCABULARY LESSONS:
http://www.knownet.net/users/Ackley/spell_plans.html
Teachers can find numerous lessons here in both spelling and vocabulary; all grade levels.  This site also contains many of its lessons in fun game formats.  From Teacher's Desk.

BEE A BETTER SPELLER:
http://www.cis.ysu.edu/~duda/newweb.htm
A compilation of spelling rules to improve students' spelling. 

MERRIAM -WEBSTER WORD OF THE DAY:
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/mwwod.pl
For those who are trying to improve or increase their vocabulary, you might like to try this site.  Each day delivers a different word, with pronunciation, definition and example sentences.  You can subscribe to this service and receive a word a day by email. (Subscription requires your name and email address.)  You can also connect to WWWebster Thesaurus or online Dictionary at this site.

VOCABULARY UNIVERSITY:
http://www.vocabulary.com/
If your favorite occupation on a Sunday morn is completing the NY Times crossword puzzle, then this may be a site for you!  However, you don't have to be a puzzle whiz to make use of this site.  It is geared to different levels of difficulty (upper elementary, middle, high school, and college). It can help both students and teachers, and can also aid in SAT or ACT test prep.

STORY FUN!
http://www.mit.edu/storyfun
This site is a madlibs story format.  Practice adjectives, nouns, etc., or don't pretend you're learning anything at all and just have fun making the weirdest stories you can possibly think of and see what's returned to you!

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH TEACHERS:
http://englishtown.ef.com/en/guides/jobs/
If you have the itch to teach English abroad, you may want to tap into this site, from EnglishTown. 

A LINK TO WRITING (7-12)
A great site where kids can interact with other kids around the world. Kids can submit articles, fiction and music to be included on the web-site.  There is also a serial novel that has a new chapter added each week.  Heavy graphics.
http://www.cyberkids.com/

A LINK TO THE ALPHABET (K-6)
If you want games, fun and learning, click below. Based on each of the 26 letters in the alphabet, the Animabets display their unique characteristics with several learning games.
http://www.animabets.com/

Creative Writing for Kids, an About.com GuideSite™.
Learn to write well and have fun doing it! Get storytelling tips, work on grammar and spelling, and publish stories online. From about.com.
http://kidswriting.about.com/index.htm

The Hornbook and Beyond:  A Survey of Reference and Nonfiction Resources for Children
http://members.visi.net/~jfelker/

Website for writing.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/5949/
 
Language Arts Educators' Jump Page
http://mustang.coled.umn.edu/Exploration/Language.html

Language Arts Professional Books - Carol Hurst
http://www.carolhurst.com/profsubjects/laprofbooks.html

This site provides language arts lessons for elementary school grades K-5.
http://www.ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/lang/elem.html
 
A Word a Day - Site provides vocabulary development sent to your email address.
http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/wordlist.html
    Click here to subscribe (free):  http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/subscribe.html

Wacky World of Words.
http://members.home.net:80/teachwell/
 
Beyond Basals - Book Guides: Hundreds of in-depth guides for using children's literature in K-12 classrooms.
http://www.beyondbasals.com/

Language Arts Lesson Plans
gopher://bvsd.k12.co.us:70/11/Educational_Resources/Lesson_Plans/Big%20Sky/language_arts

Computers in the Language Arts Classroom
http://www.indiana.edu/~eric_rec/ieo/bibs/comp-art.html

Language Arts and Technology Integration
http://www.coe.uh.edu/insite/elec_pub/html1995/057.htm

The Teacher's Site for Language Arts Resources - Amazing number of links.
http://libits.library.ualberta.ca/library_html/libraries/coutts/la.html
 
Development of National Language Arts Standards - Annotated by State.
http://putwest.boces.org/StSu/ELA.html
 
Language Arts Lesson Plans (Elementary, Intermediate, High School)
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/lang.html

Language Arts Resources
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Village/5342/lawrk.html

Language Arts Resources
http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/Gazebo/7300/lang.html

Language Arts
http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/2950/wblang.html

Language Arts Resources
http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/9508/lang.html

Academic Resources:  Language Arts Resources:
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/6330/langart.html

Teacher Resources:  Literature and Language Arts
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/5004/page3n.htm

Elementary Language Arts
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/5817/la.htm

Language Arts Resources   --  One of my favorites!
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/2254/langartres.html

Awesome Lists - Very informative site.
http://www.cais.com/makulow/awesome.html

School Express:  Free Language Arts Worksheets
http://www.schoolexpress.com/free/langarts/index.html

Jerome and Deborah's BIG Page of Teacher Resource Links
http://www.mts.net/~jgreenco/teacher.html

These sites have terrific resources for you to use in your English, writing, spelling, and reading classes.
http://www.covington.k12.tn.us/resources/lang.htm

Language Arts Lesson Plans:  Elementary K-5 | Middle 6-8 | Junior/Secondary 9-10
http://www.wvaworldschool.org/html/lesson/lplans/langarts/langarts.htm

Learning Exchange Lang. Arts:
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/letsnet/Frames/Subjects/la/index.html

Authors and their Websites
http://www.cbcbooks.org/navigation/teaindex.htm

Thematic Instruction: Language Arts
http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/thematics/bak_7_15/langprof.html

Sample Unit Growing Up Around the World (Grade 8)
http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/mla/grow2.html


Web Sites for Publishing Children's Writing and other Resources
 

http://members.xoom.com/writutor/
        Writutor:  Being well-educated means writing well; but learning how to write requires constant practice with feedback. Writutor connects a tutor with your student-writer through the convenience of e-mail. Whether you are home-schooling and haven't the time for step-by-step editing, or have a student in school who needs extra practice, we can help.
 

http://www-gse.berkeley.edu/Research/NWP/nwp.html
        The National Writing Project

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/writers/introduction.html
        This is one of my most recommended writing sites:  Writing-Related Resources
We've tried to collect a variety of resources (both our own handouts and links to other writing-related sites) to help you meet a variety of writing demands.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
        This is the homepage for the site listed above.

http://webster.commnet.edu/mla.htm
        A Guide for Writing Research Papers based on Modern Language Association(MLA) Documentation

http://www.writershome.com/
        The Writers Home.  Interesting site - you might find some good stuff.

http://7-12educators.about.com/library/weekly/aa011698.htm?rf=dp&COB=home&TMog=52199442114554&Mint=52199442114554
        Secondary Education:  Writing Across the Curriculum

http://7-12educators.about.com/msub57litsources.htm?rf=dp&COB=home&TMog=52199442114554&Mint=52199442114554
        Secondary School Educators:  Writing Instruction ResourcesGrammar, Style and Mechanics Essay, Paragraph and Research Paper Instruction Multi-featured Internet Writing Resources

http://7-12educators.about.com/library/weekly/aa020698.htm?rf=dp&COB=home&TMog=52199442114554&Mint=52199442114554
        Secondary School Educators:  Proofreading Ideas to Make It Easier to Teach and Assess

http://www.manhattan.edu/services/c_teach/strategy/writetps.html
        Writing Tips: Using Writing In The Discipline As A Process Instruction.  One of the most significant principles in the successful teaching of writing is that students learn most when they are actively involved in the struggle to write meaningful pieces for real readers.

http://www.erlbaum.com/841.htm
        RECONCEIVING WRITING, RETHINKING WRITING INSTRUCTION edited by Joseph Petraglia Georgia Institute of Technology:  To a degree unknown in practically any other discipline, the pedagogical space afforded composition is the institutional engine that makes possible all other theoretical and research efforts in the field of rhetoric and writing.

http://www.achievementprep.com/Eng.htm
        Achievement Prep English:  a solid foundation in the basic skills of English grammar. A comprehensive, interactive program that improves communication, writing, and test scores. Eighteen self-help tutorials for MacIntosh and Windows'95.

http://web.missouri.edu/~c286288/powerpoint/index.htm
        Tracking the Changes in Writing Instruction

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/rwash.html
        Using WWW for Writing Instruction Tools Currently Used with English 101

http://www.homestead.com/childrenstories/
A LINK TO STORIES (K-6)
Storymaker helps you write stories.  Storymaker has part of the story and you fill in the rest.

http://www.underdown.org/
    Welcome. I edit children's books. Here you'll find useful articles I've written and selected links to resources for writers, editors, teachers, librarians, parents, and others--children's book people.

http://www.isnn.org
    NEW INTERNET NEWS NETWORK
    Introducing the Internet Student News (Publishing) Network. The theory behind ISNN is a
    transformative pedagogy which allows students to write about real things in the real world for real people.  Cummins and Sayers, "Transformative pedagogy uses collaborative critical inquiry to relate curriculum content to students' individual and collective experiences and to analyze broader social issues relevant to their lives."

http://www.write4kids.com/links.html
    Whether you're published, a beginner, or just someone who's always dreamt of writing for kids, you've come to the right place.  Here you'll find lots of information, exclusive Special Reports, messaging and live chat, the latest children's bestsellers, links to other important sites and much more.

http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/5165/
    Poetry Pals The K-12 Student Poetry Publishing Project
 
http://www.kidzpage.com/
    KIDZPAGE is an educational site for children and their parents. Our aim is to use the internet to reach young people and their parents throughout the world and share useful educational information and creative endeavors that enrich children's lives. Our website is divided into three sections. The KIDZPAGE LIBRARY provides a source of good books for children chosen by our editors who are academic, university associated professionals. KIDZPAGE AFTER SCHOOL is a directory of summer and after school educational programs. KIDZ WORK PUBLISHING is a place for KIDZ to publish and share their creative literary, graphic art work and school projects on the internet. A new section called SCIENCE NEWS has been added recently to provide interesting and useful science information for family nature and school science projects.

http://imago.com.au/funhouse/
    Fun House - read some great books or view the kids' art collection.

http://www-users.itlabs.umn.edu/~just0020/amy/amy.html
    Hello! Welcome to ImagiNATION! In case you're wondering (and we know you are), this page was
designed to spark your creativity. We hope you have fun creating your stories. We are excited to
see ImagiNATION develop with the help of your input and unique ideas.

http://www.angelfire.com/mi/cocoz/index.html
    On-Line Writer's Club - a place to post your original poems and stories.

http://www.kids-learn.org/pumpkins/
     Pumpkin Patch - collaborative Internet project for lower primary students which showcases their
     poetry and graphics.

http://home1.pacific.net.sg/~lambert/yeah2.htm
    YEAH - Young Eloquent Authors' Haven - enjoy these stories and poems written by kids.
 


Professional Resources for Writing
Click on the title or image to be linked directly to AMAZON.COM
for purchasing information and details about books.

100 Research Topic Guides for Students
                     by Barbara Wood Borne
                     Hardcover - 256 pages (July 1996)
                     Greenwood Publishing Group; ISBN: 0313295522

The Art of Teaching Writing
                     by Lucy McCormick Calkins
                     Hardcover - 550 pages New edition (September 1994)
                     Heinemann; ISBN: 0435088173

  25 Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing : Quick Lessons That Help Students
                     Become Effective Writers (Teaching Strategies)
                     by Adele Fiderer
                     Paperback - 88 pages (December 1997)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 059020940X

  350 Fabulous Writing Prompts : Thought-Provoking Springboards for
                     Creative, Expository, and Journal Writing
                     by Jacqueline Sweeney, Stephanie Peterson (Illustrator)
                     Reading level: Ages 9-12
                     Paperback (August 1996)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 059059933X

 325 Creative Prompts for Personal Journals
                     by J. A. Senn, Mona Mark (Illustrator)
                     Paperback Reissue edition (November 1995)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590493507

  35 Rubrics & Checklists to Assess Reading and Writing : Time-Saving
                     Reproducible Forms for Meaningful Literacy Assessment
                     by Adele Fiderer
                     Paperback - 56 pages (July 1998)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590131028

  Great Graphic Organizers to Use With Any Book! : 50 Fun Reproducibles &
                     Activities to Explore Literature & Develop Kids' Writing
                     by Michelle O'Brien-Palmer, Heidi Stephens (Illustrator)
                     Paperback - 160 pages (November 1997)
                     Micnik Pubns; ISBN: 0590769901

  Beyond Book Reports : 50 Totally Terrific Literature Response Activities
                     That Develop Great Readers and Writers
                     by Michelle O'Brien-Palmer, Michelle C'Brien-Palmer
                     Paperback - 160 pages (November 1997)
                     Micnik Pubns; ISBN: 059076991X
 

  Incredible Quotations : 230 Thought-Provoking Quotes With Prompts to
                     Spark Students' Writing, Thinking, and Discussion
                     by Jacqueline Sweeney
                      Paperback - 62 pages (April 1997)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590963783
 

  Helping Students Revise Their Writing : Practical Strategies, Models, and
                     Mini-Lessons That Motivate Students to Become Better Writers
                     by Marianne Tully, Wendy Murray (Editor)
                     Reading level: Ages 9-12
                     Mass Market Paperback - 112 pages (February 1997)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 059086565X

  Expository Writing (Teaching Writing Series)
                     by Tara McCarthy
                     Reading level: Ages 9-12
                     Paperback - 48 pages (April 1998)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590103873

  Narrative Writing (Teaching Writing Series)
                     by Tara McCarthy
                     Paperback - 48 pages (June 1998)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 059020937X

  Descriptive Writing (Teaching Writing Series , No 3)
                     by Tara McCarthy
                     Paperback - 64 pages (July 1998)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590209329

  Persuasive Writing
                     by Tara McCarthy
                     Reading level: Ages 9-12
                     Paperback - 64 pages (August 1998)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590209345

  Grammar Works! : 15 Reproducible Skills Lessons That Teach Essential Grammar Rules
                     Reading level: Ages 9-12
                     Paperback - 128 pages (December 1996)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590604201

  Fab Vocab! : 35 Creative Vocabulary-Boosting Activities for Kids of All Learning Styles
                     by Marguerite Hartill
                     Reading level: Ages 9-12
                     Paperback - 64 pages (June 1998)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590762516

  50 Wonderful Word Games : Easy and Entertaining Activities That Build Imporant Language Art Skills
                     by Alan Trussell-Cullen
                     Reading level: Ages 9-12
                     Paperback - 80 pages (April 1998)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 059096559X

  Books Don't Have to Be Flat! : Innovative Ways to Publish Students' Writing in Every Curriculum Area
                     by Kathy Pike, Jean Mumper
                     Paperback - 96 pages (June 1998)
                     Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590120492


WEB SITES FOR WORD PLAY AND VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT:

http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/library/llearning/fre1116/fre235/may456/fre781.htm

http://www.vocabularycartoons.com/Ajar.htm

http://www.vocabulary.com/

http://www.syndicate.com/power.html

http://www.mtnds.com/af/ - look up over 61,000 acronyms

http://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym.html - Homonym list

http://www.dailyfix.com/cgi-bin/comm/thedailyfix/vocab_game.cgi
         vocabulary flash cards

http://www.wolinskyweb.com/word.htm - unbelievable site!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.primenet.com/~hodges/susplace.html - fabulous!!!!!!!!!

http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/index.html - A word a Day

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~itesls/anagrams/ - anagrams

http://www.yahoo.com/Recreation/Games/Internet_Games/Web_Games/Word_Games/
 


WEB SITES FOR READING:
http://www.bnkst.edu/americareads/books.html - Bank Street College has an extensive site that includes definitions of the reading process, methods of teaching reading, descriptions of the role of a tutor in reading instruction, and many related resources and ideas for games and lessons. This particular site lists books that are appropriate for use with beginning readers.

http://tampareads.com/ - Reading/Phonics/Vocabulary worksheets. There is a charge to subscribe.

http://www.bnkst.edu/americareads/emerg.html - Sample lesson plans for emergent readers.

http://www.bnkst.edu/americareads/sample.html - Sample tutoring sessions.

http://www.bnkst.edu/americareads/fishing.html - Games to play for word recognition.
 
http://www.cns.gov/areads/resource.htm - America Reads Challenge resources - need some
 free stuff, advice, resources?  Check this out.
 
http://literacy.kent.edu/LVA/ - Literacy Volunteers of America website.
 
http://www.peer.ca/mentor.html - Mentoring website - check out some on the links on this page.
 
http://seamonkey.ed.asu.edu/~hixson/index/read.html#puzzles - YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE THIS !!!
 SOOOOO many ideas and suggested reading activities - many with other links.
 
http://www.parentsplace.com/readroom/childnew/index.html - Children's Literature homepage -
 a newsletter for adults regarding children's literature.
 
http://www.thekids.com/kids/stories/ - Great site for stories to use with children.  You
 can print out entire stories.  GREAT!!!!!!!!!
 
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/storfolk.html - One of my favorite sites on the web.
 Many stories, poems, resources.
 
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/rstory.html - Related to the site above - lists other
 links.
 
http://www.pe.net/~funsmith/wwwfun.html#Fun - A page with some fun and unusual stuff.
 
http://www.pe.net/~funsmith/wwwfun.html - Another page from the above site.
 
http://www.indiana.edu/~eric_rec/ieo/bibs/menucata.html - ERIC online resources.  Many
 topics, many links.
 
http://www.janbrett.com/ - Great site maintained by Jan Brett (children's author).
 So many interactive ideas, coloring sheets, masks, etc.
 
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Reading/index.html - Great resource for helping parents know
 what to do to help their child learn to read and play with language.

http://www.nesbitt.com/poetry/books/index.html - poems

http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html - Many stories, colorfully illustrated.  Great
 to print out.  Lots of variety.  Appeal to young readers.

http://www.storiestogrowby.com/links.html - Stories in full length.
 
http://www.ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/lang/elem.html 

http://www.ala.org/  - American Library Association

http://www.umcs.maine.edu/~orono/adams.html

http://www.carolhurst.com/index.html - This is a wonderful site that relates to all aspects of children's literature.

http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html - One of the best children's literature sites on the Internet.

http://www.CandlelightStories.com/kids.asp - These are full-length stories that you can print out and use in the classroom.
Some of them are interactive - you can add your own part of the story and have it added to the story that is there.

http://www.eduplace.com/index.html

http://www.familyeducation.com/home

http://www.globalearn.org/

http://www.npac.syr.edu/textbook/kidsweb/
 
http://ccpl.carr.lib.md.us/read/

http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/special/kay/childlit.html  - One of the best sites on the Internet.
 
http://www.worldreading.org/ - great site
 
http://www.yahooligans.com/ - web site for kids to find areas of interest

The Reading/Language Arts Center at Education Place provides
unique resources to support any K-8 Reading/Language Arts
curriculum.  You'll find a discussion forum, creative classroom
activities and more.
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/
 


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