Online English Resources

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Useful Websites
  AAA Spell
  Children's Poetry Archive (Poems Read Aloud)
  Clic News (News Site for Primary School Children)
  Folk Legends of Japan
  Grammar Bytes!
  Grammaropolis
  Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
  Humorous Cat Poems
  Into The Book (Reading Comprehension)
  Kin Nuz (News to Grow On)
  Learn With News (Differentiated News)
  The Literacy Shed
  Little Explorers Dictionary
  Micrositas Virtual Picturebooks
  Poetry By Heart
  Poetry 180 (at Library of Congress)
  Poetry Out Loud
  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
  Share What You Are Reading (at Scholastic)
  Spellzone Word Lists
  Spreeder (Read text one word at a time)
  Starfall
  Storyberries
  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 Spelling City
  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
  Global Digital Library
  International Children's Digital Library
  Molly of Dinali Podcast
  Ocean of Books
  Pickatale
  Read.Gov - Classic Books (at Library of Congress)
  Read Works
  Story Nory
  The Twits (on Soundcloud)
  World of Tales
  World Stories
 
Talking Books/Stories
  ABC Avenue Youtube Channel (Books read aloud)
  Dreamreader (Graded Material for Reading Practice)
  Just Books Read Aloud
  Literacy Zone Interactive Stories for Kids
  Loud Lit
  Martha Speaks - True Stories (at PBS)
  Storyline Online
  Story Shares
  Top Marks Stories (for different age groups)

English Dictionaries
  Alphabetimals (Animal Dictionary)
  Collins Dictionary
  Define It Fast
  Dictionary.Com
  Google (Put Define: before word in Google search)
  Graph Words (Visual Thesaurus)
  Historical Thesaurus of English
  Idiom Site
  Illustrated Dictionary (at Kids Wordsmyth)
  Kids Wordsmyth (Dictionary & other word tools)
  Kidthesaurus
  Lexico (by Oxford English Dictionary)
  Little Explorers Dictionary
  Ludwig (Words & Phrases Explained in Context)
  Meaning of Names
  Reverse Dictionary.org
  Reverso Synonyms
  Synonyms For
  Thesaurus.Com
  Visuwords (Visual Dictionary and Thesaurus)
  Websters 1913 Dictionary
  Wolfram Alpha
  Word Central
  Word Hippo
  Wordnik
  Words Of The World (Words with Video Explanations)
  World Book Kids Dictionary (via Scoilnet)
  Your Dictionary

Word Tools
  Academic Word Finder
  Alphabetizer (Alphabetical Ordering Tool)
  Describing Words (Adjective Finder)
  Letter Count
  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)
  Opposites
  Phrase Finder
  Phrase Up (Half-remembered Phrases)
  Random Word Generator
  Related Words
  Tip Of My Tongue
  Word Counter.net
  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 Score.com
  Readability Test Tool

Rhyming Dictionaries
  RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary
  Rhyming Dictionary (at Writing Exercises.co.uk)
  Rhymer
  Write Rhymes

IWB Tools
  Letter Tiles (at Really Great Reading)
 
Games and Activities
  ABC Match (at Read Write Think)
  Alphabet Writing Guide with Practice Pad
  Animal Alphabet (at Reading Eggs Junior)
  Author's Purpose
  Babadum - Vocabulary Games (in Many Languages)
  Catch The Spelling
  Construct A Word
  Countdown-style Letters Game
  Facts And Opinions Game
  Grammar Bee (at Slime Kids)
  Hangmouse (at Vocabulary Learning Fun)
  Hello Wordl (Wordle-style Game)
  iSpy Game (at Scolastic)
  Job Mixer (at British Council)
  Knoword (Dictionary Game)
  Letter Box (Share the URL and play)
  Look, Cover, Write, Check (Spelling Practice)
  Nonsense Laboratory (Mix words to make nonsense words)
  PBS Reading Games
  Phonics Games (at Teach Your Monster to Read)
  Picture Match - Phonics Game (at Read Write Think)
  Proof It! (Spelling and Punctuation Game)
  Semantris (Word Association Games)
  Spooky Spellings (at ICT Games)
  Text Twist (at Word Games)
  Wordle - Daily Word Puzzle
  Wordle Together (Play against opponent)
  Word Master (Wordle-style game)
  Word Morph (at Word Games)
  Word Out (at Novel Games)
  Words and Pictures Rhyme Time (at Scootle)
  Word Webs
 
Activity Finders
  Scoilnet (Resource Finder)
  Top Marks

Activity Directories
  Intractive Sites for Ed. - Language Arts Activities
  Literacy Zone Interactive English Activities
  Top Marks English Language Games
  Wordle Inspired Games (at Learning In Hand)

Activity Collections
  ABCYa Language Arts Games
  Bobinogs (at BBC)
  British Council (Games for Learning English)
  The Cat in the Hat Games (at PBS Games)
  CBeebies Games (at BBC)
  Children's University of Manchester - Words
  Digi Puzzle (Assorted Games and Activities)
  Funbrain Word Games
  Fun English Games
  KS2 Bitesize English Activities (at BBC)
  Learning Chocolate Vocabulary Games
  Literacy Center Education Network
  Primary Games Arena (English Games)
  Primary Interactive
  Reading Games (at Room Recess)
  Road To Grammar
  Scene Creators
  Seussville (Dr. Seuss Games)
  Sheppard Software Language Arts
  Solve Mall (Word Games)
  Student Interactives (at Read Write Think)
  Toy Theater - Language Arts Games
  Turtle Diary Language Arts Games
  Word Central Games
  Word Games (at Room Recess)
  Word Plays

Live Competitive Activities (with Real Opponents)

  Letter Box

Word Clouds
  ABCya Word Clouds for Kids
  Answer Garden
  Edwordle (Word Cloud Editing Tool)
  Free Word Cloud Generator
  Kotobana (Word Flowers)
  Mentimeter (Present poll results as word cloud)
  TagCrowd
  Tagul (now called 'Word Art')
  Tagxedo
  To Cloud
  Typo Effects
  Word Art (formerly 'Tagul')
  Word Cloud (by Jason Davies)
  Word Cloud Generator (at Monkey Learn)
  Word Clouds.com
  Word It Out
  WordSift
  Word Wanderer

IWB Resources for Literacy
  Help a Hedgehog (at ICT Games)
  Visuals for Language Instruction

Worksheet Generators
  A to Z Teacher Stuff Wordsearch Maker
  Criss Cross Puzzlemaker (at Discovery Eduction)
  Crossword Generator (at Edupics)
  Free Wordsearch
  Puzzlefast
  Twisty Noodle Worksheets
  Word Search Puzzlemaker (at Discovery Eduction)
  Word Shapes Worksheets (at A-Z Teacher Stuff)
  Worksheet Genius (English)
  Worksheet Works (English Language)

Electronic Activity Generators
  Cloze Test Generator
  Cloze Quiz Generator (at Classtools.net)
  Crossword Labs (Electronic Crossword Generator)
  Crossword Maker (at Classtools.Net)
  Educandy (Game Maker)
  Hangman (Make Your Own)
  Interactive Crossword Generator (at ABCya)
  Kahoot (Student Response System)
  Learn Click (Cloze Test Maker)
  Pro Profs Brain Games
  Socrative (Student Response System)
  Speedmatch (at Super Teacher Tools)
  Spelling Frame
  Testmoz (Test Generator)
  Textivate
  Vortex - Drag & Drop Sorting Game (at Classtools.Net)
  Word Search Labs (Electronic Wordsearch Maker)

















                 

Creative Writing Tools
  Book Builder
  Book Creator
      - Book Creator Example
  Boom Writer - Writing Motivator (Sign-up Required)
  Elementari
  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
  Night Zookeeper (Create Animals and Write About Them)
  Picture Book Maker (at Culture Street)
  Storybird
  Story Jumper
  Story Maker (at ABCYa)
  Twine (Create Intertacvtive Stories)
  Twisty Noodle Make Your Own Book
  Write A Book Review (at Scholastic)
  Write Reader

Writing Planning Tools
  Cube Creator Story Planning Tool
  Essay Map (at Read Write Think)
  Story Map (at Read Write Think)

Other Writing Support Tools
  Alphabet Organizer (at Read Write Think)
  Compare & Contrast Map (at Read Write Think)
  Corey Green's Writing Tips for Children
  Diamond 9 - Organise Your Points (at Classtools)
  Fakebook (Create Proflies for Fictional/Historical Characters)
  Friendly Letter Maker (at ABCYa)
  iFake Text Message
  iOS7 Fake Text
  Letter Generator (at Read Write Think)
  Madlibs (Use random words to generate story)
  Postcard Creator (at Read Write Think)
  Pulp-O-Mizer (Use Google Chrome)
  SMS Text Conversation Simulator (at Classtools)
  Story Toolz
  Trading Card Creator (at Read Write Think)
  Up-Goer 5 (Explain something using common words)

Story Starters / Writing Prompts
  Byrdseed Emoji Prompts
  5 Sentence Challenge (Writing Prompts for Schools)
  Got an Inkling (Creative Writing Prompts)
  I Need A Prompt
  100 Word Challenge
  Pic Lits (Pictures as Creative Writing Prompts)
  Pobble 365 (daily picture to inspire creativity)
  Promptuarium (Story Starters and Prompts)
  60 Visual Writing Prompts for Kids (at Teachstarter)
  Story Starters (at Scholastic)
  300 Writing Prompts for Kids (at Think Written)
  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)
  Diamante Poem Creator (at Read Write Think)
  Erasures (Replace words in poems with your own)
  Poem Potraits
  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)
  Notepad (Online/Offline Note Book)
  Notion (All-in-one Workspace)
  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
  Convert Case
  Cool Symbol
  Cooltext
  Copy Char (Non-keyboard characters)
  Copy Paste Character
  EMoji Copy
  Emojipedia
  Entypo (Tiny Pictogram Characters)
  Fliptext
  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
  Pastebin (Support for Copy and Paste)
  Pilliapp Symbol
  Symbolology
  Text Giraffe
  Text-Symbols.com
  Text Tools (at Miniwebtool.Com)
  Text Tools (at unit-conversion.info)
  Title Case Converter
  Upsidedowntext
  Word Mark (Help with Font Selection)

Text Analysis
  Analyze My Writing
  Cliche Finder
  EMoji Translate
  Expresso (Writing style analysis/improvement)
  Google Books Ngram Viewer (Word Usage Timeline)
  Hemingway
  Just The Punctuation
  Slick Write
  Textalyser (Detailed Text Analysis)
  Text Analyzser (Word and Phrase Frequency)
  Text Compare (Compare 2 pieces of writing)
  Typely (Correct Usage Checker)
  Word Counter.io (Total Word Counter)
  Word Counter.net (Total Word Counter)
  Word Counter Tool

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
  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)
  Readers' Theatre Scripts
  Read Write Think





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                Updated 16 February 2022