Web Resources for Reading and Language Arts


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ReadWriteThink
High quality resources for Reading / LA - search for a listing of "Project-Based Learning" ideas.
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Visual Thesaurus
(K-8)
An amazing online interactive thesaurus. Shows parts of speech and will pronounce word. Terrific for vocabulary for all content areas. Subscription Site.
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Starfall (K3 - 2)

A very comprehensive pre-reading and early reading skill site.
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Spelling City (1 - 6)


A free online interactive site for spelling or vocabulary words. Students can enter words and get tested on spelling.

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Magnetic Chat (K - 8)
This site works like refrigerator magnets. Scroll to the bottom for an alphabet chat. You can even enter words of your own into the chat boards - just Shift-Click anywhere and type the new word.
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This I Believe (4 - 8)
Essays read by famous and not-famous people noting what it is that is important to them. Hosted by NPR.
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Comic Life
Comic Life works with a PC or Mac and allows the user to "enhance" photos with "talk" bubbles or "thought bubbles. Great for a different kind of a writing activity. You can also add any text to tell a visual story for a flow chart or "first, then, next, last." Comic Life is a subscription site. $29 per user.
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Oral History / Digital Story Telling (4 - 8)

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Poets.org (4 - 8)

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Wordle (1 - 8)
A fascinating free web site that can be used to make "visual maps" of words. Just type in a list of words to describe a "character" or "adjectives" or "feelings" or vocabulary and a jpeg is created.
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Literacy Center (K3 - 2)

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Literature Learning Ladder - Project Ideas (1 - 8)
Great project ideas. Makes connections between literature and technology
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Writing Fix (2 - 8)
Interactive writing prompts - 6 Traits source