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English Zone -- With a Grammar Zone, Skills Zone, Vocabulary Zone and Writing Zone, this web site has your homework covered.

Homework Spot, Language -- An all-encompassing website that guides K-12 students through grammar, composition, vocabulary, poetry and reading, including step-by-step lessons and also fun games.

 

Books and Authors

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Words, Vocabulary and Spelling

Kidport Kindergarten Language Arts -- http://www.kidport.com/GradeK/LanguagesArts/LanguageArts.htm -- A site designed to teach language basics, including several educational games and "Make a Story"/ "Make-a-Poem" options. Reading lists and some games also appropriate to older readers.

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary with links
www.enchantedlearning.com/Dictionarytitlepage.html -- This is a great first dictionary site, which includes pictures and a short definition.

Puzzlemaker - www.puzzlemaker.com -- Make your own crosswords or wordsearches.

Rhyme Zone -- http://www.rhymezone.com/ -- A search engine for words. Includes the functions of a rhyming dictionary, thesaurus, and spelling checker.

Sadlier-Oxford Phonics and Word Study --
http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/control_page/front2.htm -- This site breaks down phonics studies for Pre-K and K levels as well as Grades 1-2. Games and activities teach language basics.

Spellcheck -- http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/sc.cgi -- An interactive game in which students test their spelling ability by identifying and fixing misspelled words.

Word Central -- http://www.wordcentral.com/ -- Online Dictionary with a verse composer, buzzword of the day and more.

Word Play -- http://www.wolinskyweb.net/word.htm -- An interesting site with lots of links to words.

Wordturtle -- http://www.funbrain.com/detect/index.html -- - Create your own word search and play against yourself or the computer on easy/medium/hard/or superbrain levels.

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Grammar and Parts of Speech

Exploring English --
http://www.shared-visions.com/explore/english/english.html-- Come explore the wonders and quirks of the English Language including the parts of speech, sentences, style guidelines, usage, punctuation, spelling, and more.

Diagramming Sentences -- http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/diagrams2/diagrams2.stm -- A how to guide.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation - www.grammarbook.com -- includes grammar, punctuation exercises and tests.

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Creative Writing and Poetry

Creative Writing, Kids on the Net -- http://kotn.ntu.ac.uk/create/index.cfm -- This website, designed to teach creative writing techniques, is also a forum for young writers to post stories, poems, riddles and jokes. The magnetic poetry game will be a hit with budding young writers.

Giggle Poetry -- http://www.gigglepoetry.com/ -- A funny site that teaches poetry writing as well as providing a variety of amusing poems to read and enjoy. Also includes interviews with well-known poets.

It's My Story -- http://itsmystory.net -- A website with great storybuilders!

Poet's Corner -- http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/ -- Tons and Tons of poems.

Writing with Writers -- http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/index.htm-- Get tips from real authors on how to write mystery stories, folktales, biographies and more. Then publish your writing online!

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Papers, Reports and Speeches

ABC's of the Writing Process -- http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/ --"A universal process for any writing task." This page shows you the steps in the writing process: Prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and publishing. For each step, you'll find suggestions for how to complete the step and links for more ideas.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Research Guide -- http://www.crlsresearchguide.org/ -- A basic guide for starting a research project or paper. Gives basic steps, organizational tips, and the "big six" steps to completing a project.

Guide to Writing a Basic Essay -- http://members.tripod.com/~lklivingston/essay/ -- The title says it all.

Research Guide for Students -- http://www.aresearchguide.com/1steps.html -- A step-by-step guide to the process of writing and properly documenting a research paper.

Speechtips -- http://www.speechtips.com/ -- Need to write a speech? Try this web site.

Student Guide to Book Reports -- http://www.lkwdpl.org/study/bookrep/ -- -A simple-to-understand, step-by-step guide to the process of choosing a book and writing a winning book report.

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