Barry Lane’s Discover Writing Ning: an site with many ideas and resources for teaching writing
English Companion Ning—A social networking site where English teachers go to discuss ideas for teaching from other English teachers.
Kelly Gallagher a mentor teacher with lots of excellent ideas about teaching reading and writing to adolescents.
Laura Robb, mentor teacher Reading and Writing Resources
Literature Circles: Ideas for teaching reading in elementary and middle schools
The National Writing Project:
US based project to support writing teachers and improve their practice of teaching writing.
Stephanie Harvey: ideas for teaching non-fiction.
Teacher’s College: a site of the organization housed at Teachers College, Columbia University with Lucy Calkins which does extensive teacher training and influences teacher practice throughout the US in the fields of reading and writing. This is a site rich with useful materials for engaging teacher thought and practice.
Writing Fix: a bank of teacher resource ideas and lessons.
Sites to Inspire:
Book Wink: find books that will inspire students to read with podcasts and web videos about books for middleschoolers.
Read Print: a place to find classic reads on line
WORDLE: word clouds
Links to Help Students:
Ninja Words a really fast dictionary
Digital Flashcards: make and find online flash cards to help you study vocabulary words
Word Spy: The word lover’s guide to unusual words
Affixes: prefixes, suffixes and more.
Rooting Out Words: a brain game with word roots.
Sites to Help Students Practice Grammar, Spelling, Usage and Vocabulary
Grammar game site #2
grammar game site #3