Online English Resources

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Useful Websites
  Clic News (News Site for Primary School Children)
  Communicating Ideas Using Newspapers
  Elements of a Story
  Fís Book Club
  Folk Legends of Japan
  Giggle Poetry
  Goodnight Stories
  Grammar Bytes!
  Grammaropolis
  Grmr.me
  Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
  Homonym List
  Humorous Cat Poems
  Idiomsite
  Into The Book (Reading Comprehension)
  Jolly Phonics Songs (at Walterstown N.S.)
  Kids Spell
  Knoword (Dictionary Game)
  Leo Loves To Spell (at Scholastc)
  Little Explorers Dictionary
  Meet The Author - Blue Balliett/
  Micrositas Virtual Picturebooks >
  My Vocabulary
  Poetry By Heart
  Poetry 180 (at Library of Congress)
  Quill (Grammar and Spelling Exercises)
  Reading Bear (Watch, Know, Learn)
  Road To Grammar
  Roy The Zebra
  Scholastic Harry Potter Site
  Share What You Are Reading (at Scholastic)
  Smories (Stories by Children)
  Spreeder (Read text one word at a time)
  Starfall
  Storyberries
  Teach Your Monster to Read (Teacher Signup Reqd.)
  Today's Front Pages
  Tumble Books
  Twig Science Reporter (Science News)
  Vocabulary Building
  Vocabulary Spelling City
  Wacky Web Tales
  Word Central
  Words Eye (Turn sentences into pictures)
 
Online Books / E-Books
  The Aesop for Children (Library of Congress)
  Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature
  Children's Storybooks Online
  Fantastic Fiction
  International Children's Digital Library
  Read.Gov - Classic Books (at Library of Congress)
  Salariya Web Books
  World of Tales
  Zing
 
Talking Books/Stories
  ABC Avenue Youtube Channel (Books read aloud)
  Dreamreader (Graded Material for Reading Practice)
  Just Books Read Aloud
  Kids Audio Books
  Literacy Zone Interactive Stories for Kids
  Loud Lit
  Martha Speaks - True Stories (at PBS)
  Mighty Book (Animated Books)
  Reading Friend (500 Animated Books)
  Storyline Online
  Story Shares
  Top Marks Stories (for different age groups

English Dictionaries
  Alphabetimals (Animal Dictionary)
  Collins Dictionary
  Define It Fast
  Definr
  Dictionarist (Talking Dictionary)
  Dictionary.Com
  Glossarist.Com
  Google (Put Define: before word in Google search)
  Graph Words (Visual Thesaurus)
  Historical Thesaurus of English
  Illustrated Dictionary (at Kids Wordsmyth)
  Kids Wordsmyth (Dictionary & other word tools)
  Kidthesaurus
  Little Explorers Dictionary
  Meaning of Names
  Memidex
  Oxford English Dictionary
  Reverse Dictionary.org
  Snappy Words (Visual Dictionary)
  Synonyms For
  Thesaurus.Com
  Visual Dictionary Online
  VocabAhead (Vocabulary Videos)
  Wolfram Alpha
  Word Central
  Wordnik
  Words Like
  Words Of The World (Words with Video Explanations)
  Your Dictionary

Word Tools
  Academic Word Finder
  Alphabetizer (Alphabetical Ordering Tool)
  Confusing Words
  Describing Words (Adjective Finder)
  Homonym List
  Lexical Free Net (Word Connections)
  Misused Words (at Daily Writing Tips)
  Newswordy (Explains Words in the News)
  One Look (Wildcard Dictionary Search)
  Online Etymology (The Origin of Words)
  Opposites
  Phrase Finder
  Phrase Up (Half-remembered Phrases)
  Related Words
  Tip Of My Tongue
  Word By Letter
  Word Counter.com (Word Frequency Analysis)
  Word Counter.net (Total Word Counter)
  Word Counter Tool
  Word Detective (Word Origins)
  Word Finder
  Word Source

Readability Tools
  Juicy Studio Website Reading Level Checker
  Leveled Books (Reading Level Checker for 9000+ books)
  Readability Score.com
  Readability Test Tool
  Wordie (Vocabulary Level Checker)

Rhyming Dictionaries
  RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary
  Rhyming Dictionary (at Writing Exercises.co.uk)
  Write Express Rhyming Dicionary
  Write Rhymes
 
Games and Activities
  ABCD Watermelon (at PBS Kids)
  ABC Match (at Read Write Think)
  Alphabetical Oder (at ABCYa!)
  Alphabet Writing Guide with Practice Pad
  Babadum - Vocabulary Games (in Many Languages)
  Catch The Spelling
  Comma Confusion (at Compass Learning)
  Drop A Block (Use IE)
  Fact or Opinion Interactive (at Smart Tutor) (Use IE)
  Grammar Bee (at Slime Kids)
  Grammar Ninja
  Hangmouse (at Vocabulary Learning Fun)
  iSpy Game (at Scolastic)
  Job Mixer (at British Council)
  Knoword (Dictionary Game)
  Letter Blaster Alphabet Game
  Lionel's Talking Gizmo (at PBS Kids) (Use IE)
  Painting Game (at Literactive)
  Phonics Games (at Teach Your Monster to Read)
  Picture Match (Phonics Game)
  Proof It! (Spelling and Punctuation Game)
  Puzzle Me Words (Spelling Game)
  Sandcastele Phoneme Game (at BBC Schools)
  Semantris (Word Association Games)
  Sentences and Punctuation (at eLearning for Kids)
  Spelling Bee (at Learner.org)
  Spelling Match Game
  Spell Up (with Google Chrome)
  Synonym Sam (at PBS Kids)
  Synonym Toast (at Scholastic)
  Vocabulary Matching Game (Use IE)
  Word Cat
  Word Family Sorting Game
  Word Out (at Novel Games)
  Words and Pictures Rhyme Time (at Scootle)
  Word Sort (at Grammaropolis)
  Word Wars
 
Activity Directories
  Intractive Sites for Ed. - Language Arts Activities
  Kent Trust Web - Literacy Games Literacy Zone Interactive English Activities
  Literacy Zone Interactive Stories for Kids

Activity Collections
  BBC Magic Keys (Literacy Activities)
  Big Brown Bear Software
  Bobinogs (at BBC)
  British Council (Games for Learning English)
  Building Language for Literacy (at Scholastic)
  The Cat in the Hat Games (at PBS Games)
  CBeebies Games (at BBC)
  Children's University of Manchester - Words
  Digi Puzzle Language Games
  Encyclopaedia Britannica Games Collection
  Funbrain Word Games
  Fun English Games
  Grammar Activities (at My Vocabulary.com)
  Kidpsych Interactive Games
  KS1 Bitesize Literacy Activities (at BBC)
  KS2 Bitesize English Activities (at BBC)
  Learning Chocolate Vocabulary Games
  Literacy Center Education Network
  Primary Games Arena (English Games)
  Primary Interactive
  Reading Friend Games and Activities
  Reading Games (at Room Recess)
  Reading Planet Games
  Road To Grammar
  Scene Creators (at Sheppard Software)
  Sheppard Software Language Arts
  Solve Mall (Word Games)
  Student Interactives (at Read Write Think)
  Toy Theater - Language Arts Games
  Vocabulary Learning Fun
  Word Central Games
  Word Games (at Room Recess)
  Wordplays

Live Competitive Activities (with Real Opponents)

  Moshi Monsters (Live Competition)

IWB Resources for Literacy
  Spatial Concepts 1 (at Chateau Meddybemps)
  Spatial Concepts 2 (at Chateau Meddybemps)
  Spatial Concepts 3 (at Chateau Meddybemps)
  Visuals for Language Instruction

Worksheet Generators
  Free Wordsearch
  Gap Fill Cloze Generator (at Tools for English)
  Lesson Corner Puzzlemakers
  Puzzlefast
  Tools For English (Superb Worksheet Tools)
  Twisty Noodle Worksheets
  Vocab Quiz Maker (at Scholastic)
  Word Search (at Puzzlemaker)
  Word Shapes Worksheets (at A-Z Teacher Stuff)
  Worksheet Genius (English)
  Worksheet Works (English Language)

Electronic Activity Generators
  ABC Spelling Wizard (at Scholastic)
  Crossword Puzzle Maker (at Read, Write, Think))
  Interactive Wordsearch Generator (at ABCya)
  Kahoot (Student Response System)
  Learn Click (Cloze Test Maker)
  Mini Word Search Creator (at ABCYa)
  Pro Profs Brain Games
  Socrative (Student Response System)
  Testmoz (Test Generator)
  Textivate
  The Ultimate Word Search Maker
  Word Search - Make Your Own (at TES iBoard)

















                 

Digital Writing Tools
  Book Cover Creator (at Read Write Think)
  Boom Writer - Writing Motivator (Sign-up Required)
  Flip Book (at Read, Write, Think)
  Folding Story
  Imagine Forest (Sign-up Required)
  Inklewriter (Create interactive stories)
  Little Bird Tales
  My eBook
  My Story Book
  Nativity Story Maker
  Night Zookeeper (Create Animals and Write About Them)
  Picture Book Maker (at Culture Street)
  Storybird
  Story Jumper
  Story Maker (at ABCYa!)
  Tikatok (Kids Create Books)
  Twine (Create Intertacvtive Stories)
  Twisty Noodle Make Your Own Book
  Word Writer (at Boom Writer)
  Write A Book Review (at Scholastic)
  Write Reader

Best Non-online Alternative
  Microsoft Photo Story 3 (Download and Installation Reqd.)

Other Writing Support Tools
  Alphabet Organizer (at Read Write Think)
  Arthr - Newspaper Maker
  Character Scrapbook (at Scholastic)
  Corey Green's Writing Tips for Children
  Cube Creator (Stroy Planning Tool)
  Diamond 9 - Organise Your Points (at Classtools)
  Essay Map (at Read Write Think)
  Fakebook (Create Proflies for Fictional/Historical Characters)
  Friendly Letter Maker (at ABCYa)
  Letter Generator (at Read, Write, Think)
  100 Word Challenge
  Persuasion Map (at Read Write Think)
  Postcard Maker (at Read Write Think)
  Printing Press (at Read Write Think)
  Pulp-O-Mizer (Use Google Chrome)
  SMS Text Conversation Simulator (at Classtools)
  Story Toolz
  Word Mover (at Read, Write, Think)
  Word Tamer (Writing Stimulation Tool)
  Write Well (Writing Templates)
  Writing Exercises (Remedies for Writer's Block)

Story Starters / Writing Prompts
  Emoji Prompts
  5 Sentence Challenge (Writing Prompts for Schools)
  Got an Inkling (Creative Writing Prompts)
  Myths Brainstorming Machine (at Scholastic)
  Pic Lits (Pictures as Creative Writing Prompts)
  Pobble 365 (daily picture to inspire creativity)
  Promptuarium (Story Starters and Prompts)
  Story Starters (at Meddybemps)
  Story Starters (at Scholastic)
  Story Timed (Finish someone else's story)
  Thriller Titles (at Teach It)
  Toasted Cheese (Writing Prompts for older children)
  200 Printable Writing Prompts (at Woo! Jr.)
  Visual Prompts (Creative Writing Prompts)
  Write About (Inspiring Writing Ideas)
  Writing Sparks
  A Year of Picture Prompts (at New York Times)

Poetry Tools
  Acrostic Poem Maker (at Read Write Think)
  Diamente Poems Creator (at Read Write Think)
  Poetry Idea Machine (at Scholastic)
  Theme Poems (at Read, Write, Think)
  Word Mover (at Read, Write, Think)
  Write Rhymes

Word Processors
  Draft (Basic Writing Tool)
  Easy Write (Encourages Use of Common Words)
  Google Drive/Google Docs
  Memo Notepad (Online Note-Taker)
  Noisli (Ambience Tool with Word Processor)
  Scrawlar (Word Processor and Whiteboard Combined)
  Shutterborg
  Speech Notes (with Voice Recognition)
  Writer - The Online Typewriter
  Write Surge (Minimalist Writing Tool)
  Zen Pen - Clean & Simple Writing Zone

Text Editing Tools
  Alphabetimals (Name Typer)
  Alphabetizer (Alphabetical Ordering Tool)
  Cooltext
  Copy Char (Non-keyboard characters)
  Copy Paste Character
  Emojipedia
  Entypo (Tiny Pictogram Characters)
  Fliptext
  Geo Greeting
  Graffiti Creator
  Iconscrabble
  Newspaper Clipping Generator
  Newspaper Front Page Generator
  Pictotool (Text Pictogram Generator)
  Ransom Note Generator
  Rewordify (Text Simplification Tool)
  Smmry (Text Summarising Tool)
  Summarize (Text Summarising Tool)
  Summarize This
  Text Compactor (Text Summarising Tool)
  Text Tools (at Miniwebtool.Com)
  Title Case Converter
  Typography Editor
  Upsidedowntext
  Wondersay (Animated Text Generator)
  Word Mark (Help with Font Selection)

Text Analysis
  Analyze My Writing
  Cliche Finder
  Expresso (Writing style analysis/improvement)
  Hemingway
  Slick Write
  Textalyser (Detailed Text Analysis)
  Text Analyzser (Word and Phrase Frequency)
  Text Compare (Compare 2 pieces of writing)
  Typely (Correct Usage Checker)
  Vocabulist
  Voyant Tools (Word Frequency Tool)
  Word Counter.com (Word Frequency Analysis)
  Word Counter.net (Total Word Counter)

Spelling and Grammar Checkers
  Ginger Online Spelling and Grammar Checker
  Grammar Check
  Grammarly (Grammar Checker)
  Paper Rater (Grammar, Spelling and More)
  Polish My Writing (Spelling/Grammar Checker)
  Spellcheck Online

Handwriting Support Tools
  Alphabet Writing Guide with Practice Pad
  Writing Repeater

Graphic Organisers
  Graphic Organisers (at Recipes4Success)
  Holt Interactive Graphic Organisers

Teacher Sites
  Carol Hurst's Children's Literature
  Planet Publish (Free PDF Book Archive)
  Read Write Think
  Sight Words.com
  Spell It Right
  250+ Places for Free E-Books Online
  Web English Teacher





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                Updated 23 October 2018