Book Cover Creator-http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/bookcover/- This site allow students to
create their own personalized book covers (front and back). Students can use themes and ideas from a
book they have read to create their own version of a front cover.
Citation Checker-http://www.2learn.ca/teens/locker/teencite/teenscitation.html-This site helps to
check the citation of a quote or passage from a book or other document. If a student forgot where they
read something or where they got their information from, citation checker will find it for them.
Think Tank-http://thinktank.4teachers.org/- This tool is used to allow students to brainstorm an idea as
well as help the student to organize those ideas as they progress.
Verb Viper-http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/viper/viper.html- This is a helpful tool for
students to practice tenses and subject/verb agreement. Since it is a educational video game, it is a fun
as well as helpful way for students to learn and practice English skills.
E-books for Young Readers-http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/subjects/subjects-young.html- This site
provides books and literature online for students to access. This is one good way to get kids excited
about reading because it is all computerized.
Teachers First-http://www.teachersfirst.com/100books.cfm- This site is helpful for English/Literature
teachers because it is a database that includes what are considered to be the 100 best books to use in
the classroom. Also, the books are separated into age levels so that teachers can easily see which ones
fit their grade level.
A to Z Teacher Stuff-
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Lesson_Plans/Language_Arts/_Grades_6-8/index.shtml- This site
provides many resources for teacher including printables, rubrics, etc. This particular link directs
teachers to lesson plans that are categorized by grade level and subject.
Aesop’s Fables-http://www.aesopfables.com/- This website is a good resource for finding topics for
students to write about/writing projects. This would be helpful for a Language Arts class or a Literature
Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site-http://www.carolhurst.com/- this site provides resources that
help teachers find the best books for their classroom as well as books for teachers that help to instruct
on how to find and use the best materials for the classroom.
CNN Student News-http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/- This site is widely useful for English/Language
Arts teachers as well as journalism teachers. This site provides teachers with news that is directed
toward students giving them material to write on, reflect on, discuss, debate etc. This resource could be
used a number of different ways from having students use the site as reference in writing their own
news reports, to getting them aware of current events.
I Choose Freedom-http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Emerson_MS/levin_wq/- this site provides English
middle grades teachers with a project on writing Harriet Tubman essays. This project will teach students
to work in groups as well as how to better their essay writing skills.
Glass Slippers Just Wont Do-http://www.sitesbysheridan.com/webquest/index.html- This webquest is
designed for middle to high school ages classrooms and is ideal for English teachers. The theme of this
project is living and working in the 1800 to present. Students will use a combination of their own ideas
along with research on the times in order to come up with an essay/or even a presentation on how they
might have lived and worked in the past. Teachers could switch it up a little bit to work for an English
class (since it is directed toward social studies students. I think that it would allow students to use
creativity in their writing and allow them to break the mold of very structured essays and follow their
own style and ideas.
Faking it Angola-http://www.geocities.com/brookwebquest2/index.htm- This site is great for middle
school English classrooms. The project is to have students take on the role of an actual poet. They will
do research on the style and form of poetry the specific poet used and then create a poem following the
same style as the poet they are impersonating.
Splish Splash Can I Take A Bath?-http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/phillie/webquest/tteacher.htm- This site
is a provides a project that will be helpful in teaching students how to write argumentatively as well as
persuasively while simultaneously getting them interested in the local politics, environment and the
importance becoming active voices in their community.
Wolves For Middle School-http://pperretti.tripod.com/Wolves.html- This site provides a project that
allows students to take on the role of researchers and come up with information on wolves that will
become part of an exhibit.
The Language Arts TeachingandLearningResources-http://www.free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?
subject_id=78- this is an awesome site for parents, teachers and students. On the site, there are
resources ranging from reading instruction to language arts topics and American literature resources.
First Hand Learning Mini- Journals-http://www.firsthandlearning.org/minijournal.html- This site
promotes the concept of learning and writing expansion through the use of writing journals. Students
journal about natural phenomenon and are simultaneously encouraged to research these topics to learn
Great Website For Kids-http://www.ala.org/gwstemplate.cfm?
section=greatwebsites&template=/cfapps/gws/default.cfm- this site is a wonderful children’s resource
for all subjects. The site provides English students particularly with great reading/book resources in
Spanish and English.
The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales-http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/index2.html- This site
exposes students to original stories both written and audio.
Guys Read-http://www.guysread.com/- Since it is no surprise that guys tend to have less desire to read,
I think this site is a wonderful way to motivate guys to reading again. This site encourages guys that
reading is fun and important.