Online English Resources


Useful Websites
  AAA Spell
  Children's Poetry Archive (Poems Read Aloud)
  Clic News (News Site for Primary School Children)
  DOGO News (Kids' News Articles)
  Folk Legends of Japan
  Grammar Bytes!
  Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
  Hero's Journey (at Read Write Think)
  Humorous Cat Poems
  Into The Book (Reading Comprehension)
  Kid Nuz (News to Grow On)
  Learn With News (Learn English with News)
  The Literacy Shed
  Little Explorers Dictionary
  Micrositas Virtual Picturebooks
  News In Levels (Differentiated News)
  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 Coach (at Microsoft)
  Reading Eggs Junior (Sample content)
  Reading Treks
  Road To Grammar
  Roy The Zebra
  Share What You Are Reading (at Scholastic)
  Spello (Signup reqd.)
  Spellzone Word Lists
  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 Spelling City
  The World From A to Z (News for Kids)
  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
  Global Digital Library
  International Children's Digital Library
  Let's Listen To A Podcast
  Many Books (Free eBooks)
  Molly of Dinali Podcast
  Ocean of Books
  Project Gutenberg (over 60,000 Free eBooks)
  Read.Gov - Classic Books (at Library of Congress)
  Read Works
  Skybrary Collection (Digital Books Collection)
  Story Nory
  Student Library (at Open Library)
  The Twits (on Soundcloud)
  Vooks - Storybooks Brought To Life (not free)
  World of Tales
  World Stories
Talking Books/Stories
  ABC Avenue Youtube Channel (Books read aloud)
  Global Storybooks
  Just Books Read Aloud
  Literacy Zone Interactive Stories for Kids
  Loud Lit
  Martha Speaks - True Stories (at PBS)
  Storyline Online
  Story Shares
  Storyvoice (by Scholastic)
  Top Marks Stories (for different age groups)

English Dictionaries
  Alphabetimals (Animal Dictionary)
  Collins Dictionary
  Define It Fast
  Google (Put Define: before word in Google search)
  Graph Words (Visual Thesaurus)
  Historical Thesaurus of English
  Idiom Site
  Kids Wordsmyth (Dictionary & other word tools)
  Lexico (by Oxford English Dictionary)
  Little Explorers Dictionary
  Ludwig (Words & Phrases Explained in Context)
  Meaning of Names
  One Look (Wildcard Dictionary Search)
  Reverso Synonyms
  Synonyms For
  Visuwords (Visual Dictionary and Thesaurus)
  Websters 1913 Dictionary
  Wolfram Alpha
  Word Central
  Word Hippo
  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)
  Anagram Generator (at
  Anagram Server (at
  Commonly Confused Words (at Writing Explained) (Word Tool Collection)
  Describing Words (Adjective Finder)
  Grammica Assorted Word Tools
  Letter Count
  Misused Words (at Daily Writing Tips)
  Newswordy (Explains Words in the News)
  No More Very
  100 Common English Phrases and Sentence Patterns
  Online Etymology (The Origin of Words)
  Phrase Finder
  Phrase Up (Half-remembered Phrases)
  Random Word Generator
  Related Words
  Style Manual
  Text Cleaner (all-in-one text tool)
  Text Tools (at
  Tip Of My Tongue
  Unscrambled Words
  Word Counter Tool
  Word DB
  Word Detective (Word Origins)
  Word Finder
  Word Source
  Wordtips Word Finder

Readability Tools
  Analyze My Writing
  Juicy Studio Website Reading Level Checker
  Leveled Books (Reading Level Checker for 9000+ books)
  Readability Test Tool
  Reading Passage Generator (with reading level customisation)
  Virtual Readability Lab (What font works best for you?)

Rhyming Dictionaries
  RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary
  Rhyming Dictionary (at Writing
  Write Rhymes

IWB Tools and Activities
  Elkonin Boxes (at Toy Theater)
  Help a Hedgehog (at ICT Games)
  Kids Magnetic Poetry Kit
  Letter Tiles (at Really Great Reading)
  Make Your Own Manipulatives (at Flippity)
  Sentence Doctor
  Visuals for Language Instruction
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
  Compound Words (at Brain Pop Jr.)
  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)
  Missing Pop Star Puzzle
  Nonsense Laboratory (Mix words to make nonsense words)
  Nouns (at Brain Pop Jr.)
  Online Lingo (Wordle-style game)
  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)
  Quordle (Solve 4 Wordle-style Games Together)
  Semantris (Word Association Games)
  Spooky Spellings (at ICT Games)
  Text Twist (at Word Games)
  Wordiply (Word Game)
  Wordle - Daily Word Puzzle
  Word Master (Wordle-style game)
  Word Morph (at Word Games)
  Word Out (at Novel Games)
  Word Rodeo (Wordle-style game maker)
  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
  Literacy Games (at ICT Games)
  Read With Phonics
  Primary Interactive
  Reading Games (at Room Recess)
  Road To Grammar
  Scene Creators
  Seussville (Dr. Seuss Games)
  Sheppard Software Language Arts
  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)
  Tagul (now called 'Word Art')
  To Cloud
  Typo Effects
  Word Art (formerly 'Tagul')
  Word Cloud (by Jason Davies)
  Word Cloud Generator (at Monkey Learn)
  Word It Out
  Word Wanderer

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

Electronic Activity Generators
  Cloze Test Generator
  Cloze Quiz Generator (at
  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)
  Make Your Own Manipulatives (at Flippity)
  Pro Profs Brain Games
  Socrative (Student Response System)
  Speedmatch (at Super Teacher Tools)
  Spelling Frame
  Testmoz (Test Generator)
  Vortex - Drag & Drop Sorting Game (at Classtools.Net)
  Word Search Labs (Electronic Wordsearch Maker)


Creative Writing Tools
  Book Creator
      - Book Creator Example
  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
  Night Zookeeper (Create Animals and Write About Them)
  Picture Book Maker (at Culture Street)
  Story Jumper
  Story Maker (at ABCYa)
  Story Maker (at Learn English Kids)
  Twine (Create Intertacvtive Stories)
  Twisty Noodle Make Your Own Book
  Wriddle (Write, Draw, Record)
  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)
  Break Your Own News
  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
  Got an Inkling (Creative Writing Prompts)
  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 Dice
  Story Starters (at Scholastic)
  TextFx with Google (AI tools for writers)
  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 Exercises For Children
  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)
  Kids Magnetic Poetry Kit
  Poem Potraits
  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)
  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
  Copy Char (Non-keyboard characters)
  Copy Paste Character
  EMoji Copy
  EMoji Finder
  EMoji Kitchen
  Entypo (Tiny Pictogram Characters)
  Extract Table (Extract Table from an Image)
  Fancy Text Generator (at
  Font Meme (Write using Popular Fonts)
  Font Pair (Find fonts that go Well together)
  Geo Greeting
  Graffiti Creator
  Gzaas! (Create full screen messages)
  Lingojam (Text Converters)
  Messletters (Text Tools)
  Msgif (Converts Text to an Animated Gif)
  Online OCR (Image To Text Converter)
  Online Text Tools
  Pastebin (Support for Copy and Paste)
  Pilliapp Symbol
  Text Cleaner (all-in-one text tool
  Text Giraffe
  Text Tools (at Miniwebtool.Com)
  Text Tools (at
  Title Case Converter
  Word Mark (Help with Font Selection)

EMoji Tools
  AI EMoji Generator
  EMoji Bullet List
  EMoji Copy
  EMoji Finder
  EMoji Kitchen
  EMoji Translate

Text Summarisation Tools
  Formalizer (Convert plain language to fancy language)
  Quill Bot (Paraphrasing Tool)
  Summarize This
  Text Compactor

Text Analysis
  Analyze My Writing
  Cliche Finder
  EMoji Translate
  Expresso (Writing style analysis/improvement)
  Google Books Ngram Viewer (Word Usage Timeline)
  Hemingway App
  Judge (Judge the tone of a piece of text)
  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 (Total Word Counter)
  Word (Total Word Counter)
  Word Counter Tool

Text Memorisation Tools
  Text Memorization (at Tiny App Thingy)

Spelling and Grammar Checkers
  Ginger Online Spelling and Grammar Checker
  Grammar Check
  Grammarly (Grammar Checker)
  Grammica (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

                Also available for iPad

                Updated 18 April 2024