Teacher Resources and Helpful Links

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.

Georgia Heard: Writing mentor and author

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.

National Reading Initiative:

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

Sites to Help You and Your Students Learn Creatively

for making crossword puzzles

(create presentations and comment):

WORDLE: word clouds

Links to Help Students:

Ninja Words a really fast dictionary

VisuWords: an online graphic dictionary


Visual Thesaurus:
a visual map of related words

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.

Word Links

Punctuation Tree
: a quick guide to grammar and punctuation

Sites to Help Students Practice Grammar, Spelling, Usage and Vocabulary


Grammar Rules

Andromeda Guide to Grammar and Style

grammar guide

Grammar Games:

Grammar Gorillas

Grammar game site #2

grammar game site #3

funbrain grammar game site #4

Power Proofreading:

Eduplace proofread

Scholastic grammar adventure

Punctuation Tree:
a quick guide to grammar and punctuation


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