Language Arts Resources

Language Arts Student Resources

Aesop's Fables
http://www.aesopfables.com/
An online collection of Aesop's Fables which includes a total of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed.

American Folklore
http://www.americanfolklore.net/
This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, tall tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each and every one of the 50 United States.

Children's Library - International
http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleSearchCategory?ids=&pnum=1&cnum=1&text=⟨=English&ilang=English&langid=11
Books in different languages that you can read on-line.

Cinderella Story - Interactive
http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/index.html
Learn about the elements of a story:  setting, characters, plot, exposition, conflict, climax and resolution, using the Cinderella story.

Circle of Stories
http://www.pbs.org/circleofstories/
The website uses documentary film, photography, artwork and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling.
 

 

Graphic Organizers
http://www.inspiration.com - Inspiration/Kispiration software
http://www.score.k12.ca.us

Facthound
http://facthound.com/AboutUs.aspx
FactHound is an innovative new Web portal designed to provide students with the most accurate and current resources available on the Internet. Students can visit www.FactHound.com and search by book ID number, title, keyword, or ISBN for additional information. FactHound will fetch a list of approved and recommended Web sites matching the search criteria. 

 Fluency Resources

 

Stories:
http://www.ivyjoy.com/fables/index.shtml
online short fables and stories
http://mgfx.com/KidLit/
publish online writing and read other’s writing
http://kids.mysterynet.com/
Monster Legends:
http://www.storiestogrowby.com/
stories with animation etc
Non-stories:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7134/Fun/riddleri.htm
Riddles:
http://www.readingonline.org/electronic/elec_index.asp?HREF=carrick/index.html
timely information and activities - Time for Kids
 
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/writings.html
links to online kid writing

 FunBrain
http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html
Educational games and quizzes in math, grammar, science, spelling, and history.

Grammar Girl
http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/
Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Covering the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers, Grammar Girl makes complex grammar questions simple with memory tricks to help you recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Can download/subscribe to the podcasts.

Grimms' Fairy Tales
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/index2.html

International Children's Digital Library
http://www.icdlbooks.org/
The International Children's Digital Library has nearly 200 titles selected by national libraries, authors, and publishers representing 45 different cultures.

Internet Public Library Kidspace
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/
The Internet Public Library KidSpace contains books, magazines, and newspapers from around the world.

Into the Book
http://reading.ecb.org/

Learn about the comprehension strategies of:  prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, evaluating and synthesizing).

Read-Write-Think Student Activities
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp
Interactive, on-line tools, such as a book cover creator, comic creator, essay map, and Venn diagram, that support literacy learning.

A collection of read-along books in 8 categories:  picture books, early readers, chapter books, middle school readers, Young Adult/Teen Novels, children's classics, classics and Shakespeare.  The Read-Alongs highlight the sentences as they are being read, turn the page automatically and offer a bookmarking feature.

Vocabulary Development Resources:
http://www.eduplace.com/tales/index.html
http://www.kidcrosswords.com
http://www.vocabulary.com
http://www.wordcentral.com/

Wikipedia- Simple English version
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page


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