Online English Resources


Useful Websites
  BBC Skillswise - Literacy Skills
  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!
  Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
  Homonym List
  Humorous Cat Poems
  Into The Book (Reading Comprehension)
  Jolly Phonics Songs (at Walterstown N.S.)
  Kin Nuz (News to Grow On)
  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)
  Read Ahead (Use any text for guided reading)
  Reading Bear (Watch, Know, Learn)
  Reading Eggs Junior (Sample content)
  Road To Grammar
  Roy The Zebra
  Scholastic Harry Potter Site
  Share What You Are Reading (at Scholastic)
  Spreeder (Read text one word at a time)
  Teach Your Monster to Read (Free Teacher Signup)
  Today's Front Pages
  Tumble Books
  Tween Tribune (News Stories for Different Reading Levels)
  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 / Story Podcasts
  The Aesop for Children (Library of Congress)
  Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature
  Children's Storybooks Online
  Circle Round (Story Podcasts for Kids)
  Fantastic Fiction
  George the Sun Safe Superstar
  International Children's Digital Library
  Molly of Dinali Podcast
  Read.Gov - Classic Books (at Library of Congress)
  Read Works eBooks
  Salariya Web Books
  Standard EBooks
  World of Tales
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
  Dictionarist (Talking Dictionary)
  Google (Put Define: before word in Google search)
  Graph Words (Visual Thesaurus)
  Historical Thesaurus of English
  Idiom Dictionary
  Idiom Site
  Illustrated Dictionary (at Kids Wordsmyth)
  Kids Wordsmyth (Dictionary & other word tools)
  Little Explorers Dictionary
  Ludwig (Words & Phrases Explained in Context)
  Meaning of Names
  Oxford English Dictionary
  Reverso Synonyms
  Snappy Words (Visual Dictionary)
  Synonyms For
  Visual Dictionary Online
  VocabAhead (Vocabulary Videos)
  Wolfram Alpha
  Word Central
  Word Hippo
  Words Like
  Words Of The World (Words with Video Explanations)
  Your Dictionary

Word Tools
  Academic Word Finder
  Alphabetizer (Alphabetical Ordering Tool)
  Describing Words (Adjective Finder)
  Letter Count
  Lexical Free Net (Word Connections)
  Misused Words (at Daily Writing Tips)
  Newswordy (Explains Words in the News)
  One Look (Wildcard Dictionary Search)
  100 Common English Phrases and Sentence Patterns
  Online Etymology (The Origin of Words)
  Phrase Finder
  Phrase Up (Half-remembered Phrases)
  Related Words
  Tip Of My Tongue
  Word By Letter
  Word Counter Tool
  Word Detective (Word Origins)
  Word Finder
  Word Source

Readability Tools
  Analyze My writing
  Juicy Studio Website Reading Level Checker
  Leveled Books (Reading Level Checker for 9000+ books)
  Readability Test Tool
  Wordie (Vocabulary Level Checker)

Rhyming Dictionaries
  RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary
  Rhyming Dictionary (at Writing
  Write Rhymes
Games and Activities
  ABC Match (at Read Write Think)
  Alphabetical Oder (at ABCYa!)
  Alphabet Writing Guide with Practice Pad
  Animal Alphabet (at Reading Eggs Junior)
  Author's Purpose
  Babadum - Vocabulary Games (in Many Languages)
  Catch The Spelling
  Comma Confusion (at Compass Learning) (Use IE)
  Countdown-style Letters Game
  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
  Look, Cover, Write, Check (Spelling Practice)
  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)
  Recount Activity (at Scootle)
  Semantris (Word Association Games)
  Sentences and Punctuation (at eLearning for Kids)
  Spelling Bee (at
  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
  Word Webs
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
  Kidpsych Interactive Games
  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)
  Seussville (Dr. Seuss Games)
  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)

Live Competitive Activities (with Real Opponents)

  Letter Box
  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
  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)
  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)
  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)
  iFake Text Message
  Interactive E Books (at Make Beliefs Comix)
  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)

Story Starters / Writing Prompts
  Emoji Prompts
  5 Sentence Challenge (Writing Prompts for Schools)
  Got an Inkling (Creative Writing Prompts)
  I Need A Prompt
  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 Exercises (Remedies for Writer's Block)
  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)
  Erasures (Replace words in poems with your own)
  Poem Potraits
  Poetry Idea Machine (at Scholastic)
  Theme Poems (at Read, Write, Think)
  Word Mover (at Read, Write, Think)
  Write Rhymes

Word Processors
  Contexted (Note-taking Tool)
  Draft (Basic Writing Tool)
  Easy Write (Encourages Use of Common Words)
  Google Drive/Google Docs
  Memo Notepad (Online Note-Taker)
  The Most Dangerous Writing App
  Noisli (Ambience Tool with Word Processor)
  Scrawlar (Word Processor and Whiteboard Combined)
  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)
  Capitalize My Title
  Cool Symbol
  Copy Char (Non-keyboard characters)
  Copy Paste Character
  EMoji Builder
  EMoji Copy
  Entypo (Tiny Pictogram Characters)
  Font Pair (Find fonts that go Well together)
  Geo Greeting
  Graffiti Creator
  Gzaas! (Create full screen messages)
  Lingojam (Text Converters)
  Messletters (Text Tools)
  Online Text Tools
  Pilliapp Symbol
  Text Tools (at Miniwebtool.Com)
  Title Case Converter
  Typography Editor
  Word Mark (Help with Font Selection)

Text Analysis
  Analyze My Writing
  Cliche Finder
  EMoji Translate
  Expresso (Writing style analysis/improvement)
  Slick Write
  Textalyser (Detailed Text Analysis)
  Text Analyzser (Word and Phrase Frequency)
  Text Compare (Compare 2 pieces of writing)
  Typely (Correct Usage Checker)
  Voyant Tools (Word Frequency Tool)
  Word (Word Frequency Analysis)
  Word (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
  BBC Teach - English (Ages 5-7)
  BBC Teach - English (Ages 7-11)
  Carol Hurst's Children's Literature
  Planet Publish (Free PDF Book Archive)
  Read Write Think
  Spell It Right
  250+ Places for Free E-Books Online
  Web English Teacher

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                Updated 11 March 2020