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Grammar

  1. Adjectives and Adverbs - a lab activity to practice recognizing and using adjectives and adverbs
  2. Apostrophes - a lab activity to practice recognizing the correct use of apostrophes and using apostrophes correctly
  3. Commas - lab activity to practice recognizing the correct use of commas and using commas correctly
  4. Correct and Consistent Verb Tense - lab activity to practice using verb tenses correctly and consistently throughout your writing
  5. Correcting Dangling Modifiers - lab activity - correct dangling modifiers
  6. Correcting Faulty Parallelism - lab activity - use parallel structure
  7. Correcting Faulty Parallelism - another lab activity - use parallel structure
  8. Correcting Misplaced Modifiers - lab activity to correct misplaced modifiers
  9. Correcting Run-On Sentences - lab activity to identify and correct run-on sentences
  10. Correcting Run-On Sentences - another lab activity to use coordinating conjunctions, dependent words, or transitions to correct run-on sentences
  11. Correcting Run-On Sentences - a third lab activity to use coordinating conjunctions, dependent words, or transitions to correct run-on sentences
  12. Dangling Modifiers - a lab activity to practice recognizing and correcting dangling modifiers
  13. Editing Skills - Proofreading skills practice for grades 2 through 5 in all areas of English, such as plurals, sentence structure, verbs, possessive nouns, past tense and too many more to list.
  14. Editing Skills - print out these weekly worksheets to reinforce editing skills. Grades 2-4 This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  15. Every-Day Edit activities - Use Every-Day Edits to build language skills, test scores, and cultural literacy with students in grades 4 and above
  16. English Language Center Study Zone - Grammar presentations, interactive practice exercises, and help pages for basic writing skills
  17. Errors in Parallelism - lab activity to practice recognizing and correcting errors in parallelism, as well as writing parallel sentences
  18. Fixing Fragments - lab activity to recognize and correct sentence fragments
  19. General and Specific Ideas - lab activity to recognize the difference between general and specific ideas
  20. Grammar - Interactive exercises, many different concepts
  21. Grammar Blast - Grades 2-5 - A site from Houghton Mifflin English that reviews many basic grammar skills such as punctuation, verbs, subject-predicate, capitalization, adverbs and many more.
  22. Grammar Blast -Grades 6-8. A site from Houghton Mifflin English that reviews many basic grammar skills such as prepositional phrases, complex sentences, modifiers, clauses and many others.
  23. Grammar Interactive Quzzes - upper elementary to high school
  24. Grammar Practice Tests - Middle/High School. Interactive site
  25. Harcourt School also has interactive proofreading. This site is less extensive that the site above, but an advantage is that Shockwave is not required.
    1. Grade 2
    2. Grade 3
    3. Grade 4
    4. Grade 5
  26. Harcourt School Publishers offers a variety of interactive games to practice such skills as sentence structure, verbs, plurals and nouns. Grades 3-5
  27. Identifying Clauses - a lab activity to distinguish independent and dependent clauses
  28. Language Arts PowerPoint Shows - from Jefferson County, TN. Grades K-12
  29. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree - lab activity to make subjects and verbs agree
  30. Making Verb Tenses Correct and Consistent - lab activity to practive using correct and consistent verb tenses
  31. Making Verb Tenses Correct and Consistent - another lab activity to use correct and consistent verb tenses
  32. Other Punctuation Marks - a lab activity to practice recognizing the correct use of other punctuation marks and using other punctuation marks properly
  33. Overview of Punctuation, Mechanics, and Word Use - a lab activity to practice recognizing and writing sentences with correct punctuation, mechanics, and word use
  34. Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points - a lab activity to practice recognizing and correctly using periods, question marks, and exclamation points
  35. Present and Past Tense for Irregular Verbs - lab activity to use the present and past tenses of irregular verbs
  36. Pronoun Consistency - lab activity - use consistent pronouns
  37. Pronoun Types - a lab activity to practice correctly recognizing and using pronouns
  38. Sentence Combining - lab activity to practice sentence combining using -ing words, -ed words, and relative clauses
  39. Sentence Combining - a lab activity to practice combining sentences using adverbs, other verb forms, and series
  40. Sentence Combining - a lab activity to practice combining sentences using possessives, indirect quotations, and lead-ins to quotations
  41. Sentence Type and Punctuation - Correct these sentences with punctuation and capital letters. This site is produced by Harcourt School Publishers. Most of the sites on this page provide links directly to the page. However, for this particular site, their server redirects the link to their home page. To get directly to the practice site, copy the URL you see below (in red), paste the URL into the location block of your browser, then hit the Return/Enter key. http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/clubhouse/index_pre.html
  42. Sentence Variety - lab activity to vary your sentences
  43. Subjects and Verbs - lab activity to identify and write subjects, verbs, and other sentence elements
  44. Subject Verb Agreement - lab activity to practice making subjects and verbs agree with each other
  45. Types of Pronouns - lab activity - use the different types of pronouns
  46. Using Adjectives and Adverbs - lab activity to use adjectives and adverbs properly
  47. Using Apostrophes - lab activity to practice using apostrophes correctly
  48. Using Commas - lab activity to practice using commas correctly
  49. Using Other Punctuation Marks - lab activity to use semicolons, colons, hyphens, dashes, and parentheses
  50. Using Prepositional Phrases - lab activity to use prepositional phrases properly
  51. Using Quotation Marks - lab activity to use quotation marks, single quotation marks, and underlining
  52. Using Words That Look and Sound Alike - lab activity to use homonyms and commonly confused words correctly
  53. Writing: ACE Practice Tests - High School/ College - online quizzes; grammatical errors to correct.

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Reading

Author's Purpose | Compare/Contrast | Comprehension | Context Clues | Cause/Effect
Fact/Opinion | Main Idea | Sequencing | Spelling - Structural Units | Vocabulary | Writing

  1. Connecting Books with Virginia SOL - A database of over two thousand works of children's literature and their connection to the Virginia Standards of Learning. Connections also includes links to primary sources in the Library of Congress American Memory Collection
  2. Easy stories with online quizzes and other online activities. - Doug Jones' multimedia learning site.
  3. Everyday Contexts for Reading - lab activity to show how a reading system for skilled readers can be applied to everyday activities
  4. ISAT Reading Sample Questions - Many to select. Click on the following link to interpret the number codes. ISAT Reading
  5. NCES Reading Assessments - Sample questions for grades 4 and 8. Have students read passages then answer questions. This is not an interactive site, but pencil and paper. Can be used as a whole class activity, printing out the reading passage, then doing the questions together.
  6. Practice Reading Tests - online practice reading tests grades 1-8
  7. Practice English sites - (4th and 5th grade) Reading Comprehension, Prefixes, Suffixes, Idioms, & Homonyms, Grammar tests and more!
  8. Reading: ACE Practice Tests - Upper High School and College reading passages
  9. Reading Exercises - grades 5, 6, 7
  10. Reading Exercises - Grade 8
  11. Reading Exercises - Grade 10
  12. Reading A Map - Grade 3-4
  13. Reading Matrix - Many passages and skills to practice.
  14. SOL Reading Practice - From released tests (grades 3, 4, and 5)
  15. Reading Passages - Questions at the end of each passage. Upper Elementary, Middle and High School
  16. Reading Passages for grades 3-5
    1. Dolphins -
    2. Elephants -
  17. Reading Practice - Cloze Exercises, Speed Reading
  18. Reading Practice - Middle/ High School
  19. Reading Practice Passage - Los Angeles Area Gets a New Spider - Grades 5-8
  20. Reading Practice Tests - Middle/ High School
  21. The Reading Process: Before Reading - lab activity to use the survey and questioning steps of SQ3R in preparing to read a selection
  22. Reading sites for intermediate and middle grades - Practice all areas of reading skills. Multi link site for different online activities.
  23. Reading and Language Arts Lessons - lessons, with narration, on a variety of topics in the form of online slide shows with pre-tests and post-tests for each topic
  24. Reading Quizzes - High level readers
  25. Regent's Reading Test - Interactive; Middle School/High School
  26. SOL Grammar and Reading Games- 4th and 5th grade
  27. Story Modules -The modules are designed to interactively test learner comprehension of the story: Click on Story Archives on the left to find the stories.
  28. VA SOL Assistance from Poquoson Elementary School - A great site with many links to study various concepts on reading; grades 3-5
  29. VDOE Released Items in 8th Grade Reading - 2004 | 2003 | 2002
  30. Vocabulary Practice - High School

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Author's Purpose

  1. Audience and Purpose - lab activity to help students write with a purpose for an audience
  2. Audience and Purpose - another lab activity to help students write with a purpose for an audience
  3. Author's Point of View - Slide Show Presentation - Grades 3-5
  4. Author's Purpose - Click on Number 4. Interactive video lesson and quiz
  5. Author's Purpose - [this link opens on a new page] Many resources to select from.
  6. Author's Purpose - lab activity to identify an author's purpose in a paragraph
  7. Different Types of Text - Do you understand the purpose of different text types and the main differences between them? Online quizzes.
  8. Evaluate Author's Purpose - Read story and print answer sheet for completion.
  9. Online quizzes on Author's Purpose - Quiz One ; Quiz Two
  10. Reading for a Purpose - 9 activities to check understanding about the purposes of different sorts of text.
  11. Text Types - Online game helping learn about the different text types such as persuasion, informative, descriptive, or instructive.

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Fact/Opinion

  1. Fact and Opinion - lab activity to determine whether a statement is a fact, an opinion, or a combination of both
  2. Fact and Opinion - another lab activity to identify facts and opinions in a textbook passage
  3. Fact/Opinion - An online worksheet to complete.
  4. Fact/Opinion Game - [this link opens on a new page] Read the statements and determine if they are facts or opinions. Select your answer from the popup menu. This site checks answers and keeps total score.
  5. Fact or Opinion Online Quiz - Scores results.
  6. Fact/Opinion worksheet - from abcteach. Veteran's Day This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  7. Fact/Opinion Worksheet - Food
  8. Fact or Opinion Game - [this link opens on a new page] on Quia.
  9. Fact or Opinion Game - [this link opens on a new page] on Quia
  10. Fact or Opinion Game - [this link opens on a new page] on Quia
  11. Fact or Opinion - for primary grades from Primary Resources.
  12. Fact or Opinion - Upper grades- online worksheet, answers given at the bottom.
  13. Fact or Opinion online quiz - Take this quiz. It is scored online.
  14. MLK Fact and Opinion worksheet - from EducationWorld.

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Compare and Contrast

  1. Aesop's Fables - Two versions of each story to compare and contrast.
  2. Compare and Contrast on Venn Diagram - Click on number 42. Video Interactive lesson and practice.
  3. Compare and Contrast - three -page tutorial showing examples using a T Chart or a Venn Diagram
  4. Compare and Contrast from Scholastic - compare and contrast characters
  5. Once Upon a Genre - Unit Plan - compare and contrast fairy tales
  6. Practice with Comparison and Contrast - lab activity to find and organize similarities and differences

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Cause and Effect

  1. Cause and Effect Story - online story with questions. not interactive
  2. Cause and Effect Books - Book list on stories to use for cause and effect lessons.
  3. Cause and Effect Slide Show Presentation - online audio lesson Grade 3-5. Use this Quiz as a follow-up
  4. Cause and Effect Slide Show Presentation - online audio lesson Grade 6-8. Use this Quiz as a follow-up.
  5. Cause and Effect Quizzes - Quiz One; Quiz Two.
  6. Cause and Effect Quiz - [this link opens on a new page] 3-5 Grade
  7. Cause and Effect Paragraphs - Online lesson and quizzes at the end.
  8. Online cause and effect sentence quiz.
  9. Cause and Effect quiz - Match cause with effect
  10. Cause and Effect quizzes - Quiz One; Quiz Two, Quiz Three ; Quiz Four ; Quiz Five . [these quizzes open on a new page]
  11. Cause and Effect Graphic Organizers - print these to practice this skill.
  12. Practice With Cause and Effect - a lab activity to identify causes and effects

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Comprehension

  1. English Basic - Activities include homonyms, synonyms, analogies, complete sentence structure, suffixes, contractions and many others. Site from RHL School for Teachers
  2. InterpretiveComprehension - Practice quiz
  3. Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically
  4. News Stories with Comprehension Quizzes [from the BBC] - (1) White loafers and passport control, (2) Hungry ferrett causes rail scare, (3) Dyslexic boy's site wins top award, (4) Otters head for towns and cities, (5) Demolition fears after city blaze.
    1. News Quiz Archive - over 50 news stories from the BBC - Choose carefully, not all of these would be appropriate for 5th grade students. Also, take a look at a section of stories which include math in the news and the quiz
  5. Online Reading Passages with Exercises - online activities including comprehension, filling in the gap and recreating a story at levels basic to advanced.
  6. Practicing reading comprehension skills - Bees | The Happy Monkey
  7. Reading Comprehension Online Worksheets - From abcteach.com, free worksheets for grades k-12.
  8. Reading Comprehension Connection - [this link opens on a new page] A site designed for ESL. Good interactive quizzes on basic skills.
  9. Reading Comprehension Corner - Students choose a reading passage, then read and answer critical thinking questions that can be checked on the computer. Reading passages and questions are designed to reflect what students may encounter on state mandated standardized tests; from Mr. Nussbaum
  10. Reading Comprehension Sample - High School
  11. Reading Comprehension Worksheets - 3-5 grade
  12. Reading Comprehension Passages on Health - Read articles, online interactive quizzes.
  13. Reading Comprehension Passages for High School -
    1. Paper Deterioration -
    2. Money -
    3. Cats -
    4. The Plane Maker -
    5. Olympic Games -
    6. Pasteurization -
  14. RHL School for Teacher Resources - Free reading comprehension worksheets that are truly unique!
  15. Safety Passages - Learn about safety while understanding basic information. Brief quiz follows each section to test comprehension.
  16. SQ3R Reading - lab activity to practice the SQ3R method of reading
  17. Textbook Reading Skills - Read a passage, from the textbook Interpersonal Communication and answer ten questions to show comprehension

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Context Clues

  1. Antonym Clues - determine the definitions of unfamiliar words in context by using antonym clues
  2. Context Clues - Click on Number 13. Video Lesson and Interactive Quiz.
  3. Context Clues - [this link opens on a new page] Quia quiz
  4. Context Clues - 30 to choose from, beginner to advanced
  5. Context Clues - lab activity to determine the definitions of unfamiliar words by using context clues
  6. Direct Definition Context Clues - A lesson in remembering which clue words help interpret the text. Seven key words are introduced and examples are shown of each to clarify what to look for when dealing with context clues. A very good review lesson for 3rd and up.
  7. Direct Context Clues Teaching Material - Here you will find a review lesson and worksheets to go along with the lesson as well as flash cards to review clue words that will help in interpreting text.
  8. General Context - lab activity to determine a definition of an unfamiliar word in the context of the general sense of the passage
  9. Inferential Context Clues - Some students get upset when the teacher states, "The answer is right there!" This site reviews how clues appear where the meaning is hidden in the rest of the words in the sentence. An brief interactive quiz helps assure understanding.
  10. Making Inferences Using a Concept Map - use details to make accurate inferences when reading textbooks
  11. Synonym Clues - lab activity to determine the definitions of unfamiliar words in context by using synonym clues
  12. Using a Glossary - a lab activity to recognize and use the definitions in a glossary as they relate to a text
  13. Using the Dictionary - a lab to use the dictionary to understand the meanings of words in context
  14. Vocabulary in Context - explanation followed by a quiz
  15. Vocabulary Skills Lab Activity - use context clues and word parts to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in a textbook selection

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Main Idea

  1. Concept Maps - lab activity to map the major and minor details that support the main idea
  2. Concept Maps - a lab activity to use concept maps to recognize how the author uses major and minor details to support the main idea.
  3. Creating a Summary from Annotations - a lab activity to complete a summary after reading from annotations made during reading
  4. Determining the Main Idea - a lab activity to identify the main idea in a paragraph by considering the supporting details
  5. Identifying Topics and Main Ideas - lab activity checking understanding of general and specific elements as they relate to topic and main idea
  6. Implied Central Ideas - lab activity to identify the implied central idea of a longer passage
  7. Implied Main Idea - explanation and exercises
  8. Implied Main Ideas - lab activity to use supporting details to determine the implied main idea
  9. Implied Main Ideas in Analogies - lab activity to use details to determine the implied main idea in an analogy
  10. Main Idea Interactive Strategy Tutorial - Interactive tutorials on supporting details and main idea.
  11. Main Idea Practice - online stories and quiz for main idea practice - intermediate elementary
  12. Main Idea Practice - Match the picture with the main idea of the story.
  13. Main Idea Quiz - [this link opens on a new page] Find main idea Quia quiz
  14. Main Points, Support Points, and Specific Details - lab activity to identify main points and develop support points and specific details
  15. Main Points, Support Points, and Specific Details - another lab activity to identify main points and develop support points and specific details
  16. Middle School Reading Practice - Some worksheets, some online quizzes.(Geocities site; may be blocked by some filters)
  17. News Stories - To access the resources, click on one of the pictures under the Title Bar, such as Family, School, Work, etc. These will open into instructional lessons. Online stories with quizzes, activities, and teacher resources. Learn vocabulary, sequencing and conclusions. High school and Adult learning.
  18. Online Practice Reading Tests- Grades 1-8 -Questions are designed to have students process the information in the passage, analyze it, and organize it for the answer. In this way, these practice questions test students’ analytical abilities, not just comprehension. Bubbling format very similar to Standardized testing format.
  19. Outlining Main Ideas - a lab activity to outline the main idea and supporting details of a paragraph accurately
  20. Outlining Major and Minor Details - a lab activity to outline the major and minor details supporting a main idea
  21. Reading Practice - Intermediate/High School
  22. Recognizing Main Ideas - lab activity to practice recognizing the qualities of a main idea in concrete, tangible ways
  23. Supporting Details - a lab activity to identify the topic, main idea, and supporting major and minor details in a textbook passage
  24. Supporting Details - another lab activity to identify the details that support the main idea
  25. Supporting Details and Concept Maps - a lab activity to identify the major and minor details that support the main idea in a college textbook selection
  26. Topics, Main Ideas, and Supporting Details - determine the topic, main idea, and supporting details when they are listed as general and specific ideas
  27. What's a Main Idea? - from a tutorial on understanding paragraph structure
  28. What's the Big Idea? - Pick the main idea from various subject areas and solve the puzzle!

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Sequencing

  1. Creating a story wall - Every picture tells a story! Lesson plan for young students K-2
  2. List and Time Order Patterns - a lab activity to use transition words to identify the sequence of ideas and the paragraph pattern presented
  3. Organizing and Linking Your Ideas - lab activity to practice organizing and linking ideas
  4. Practice with Explaining a Process - a lab activity to practice putting the steps of a process in order
  5. Reading Selection - Answer the questions to sequence the events.
  6. Sequencing Events - Make tea through this interactive site.
  7. Sequencing Events - Practice your cooking skills and put the steps in order.
  8. Sequencing Stories- Put these sentences in order to make a story. (scroll down to find the activities)
  9. Sequencing Story - [this link opens on a new page] Put these sentences in order to create a story.
  10. Sequencing a Story - Handout for middle school students. This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  11. Transitions and Patterns of Organization - explanation of six common types

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Spelling - Structural Units

  1. Choosing the Best Words - a lab activity to practice recognizing slang, clichés, overly formal language and wordiness, and using appropriate words
  2. Contraction Match - Interactive game matching contractions with meanings.
  3. Dictionary Skills - lab activity to apply your understanding of dictionary usage
  4. Expanding Your Vocabulary - a lab activity to select the word or phrase that provides the most accurate substitute for the underlined word or phrase
  5. Prefixes - use flashcards to recognize prefixes and their meanings to determine the definitions of new words
    1. Prefix Flashcards as a PowerPoint Show
  6. Another Prefixes Activity - use flashcards to recognize prefixes and their meanings to determine the definitions of new words
    1. Another Prefix Flashcards show - PowerPoint Show
  7. Roots - use flashcards recognize roots and their meanings to determine the definitions of new words
    1. Roots Flashcards as a PowerPoint Show
  8. Another Roots Activity - use flashcards recognize roots and their meanings to determine the definitions of new words
    1. Another Roots Flashcards PowerPoint Show
  9. Spelling Correctly - a lab activity to practice correct spelling, nineteen multiple choice questions
  10. Suffixes - use flashcards to recognize roots and their meanings to determine the definitions of new words
    1. Suffixes Flashcards as a PowerPoint Show
  11. Another Suffixes activity - use flashcards to recognize roots and their meanings to determine the definitions of new words
    1. Another Suffixes Flashcard show - PowerPoint Show
  12. Synonym Match - Interactive match activity- find the two words that have the same meaning.
  13. TCAP Format on Spelling Practice - Fourth grade level.This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  14. Using a Glossary - a lab activity to recognize and use the definitions in a glossary as they relate to a text
  15. Using the Dictionary - a lab to use the dictionary to understand the meanings of words in context
  16. Using the Dictionary-II - another lab activity to practice using the dictionary to improve spelling, pronunciation, vocabulary, and understanding of correct word usage

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Topic Sentences

  1. Defining the Topic Sentence - a lengthy discussion of three paragraphs and their topic sentences from the viewpoint of several experts
  2. Finding the Topic Sentence and Supporting Details - [this link opens on a new page] a quiz posted at Quia
  3. Identify the Topic Sentence and Information that Does not Belong - print the page and follow directions
  4. Identify Topic Sentences - three paragraphs are shown, read and select topic sentences for each
  5. Identifying the Topic Sentence - five paragraphs to read, each followed by three possible topic sentences
  6. Lab Activity: Identify Topic Sentence - read six paragraphs and select correct sentence
  7. Identifying Topics and Main Ideas - lab activity checking understanding of general and specific elements as they relate to topic and main idea
  8. Locate Topic Sentence - a lab activity to locate topic sentences and thesis statements in a textbook passage
  9. Locating Topic Sentences - another lab activity to locate topic sentences in textbook excerpts
  10. Main Points, Support Points, and Specific Details - read the topic sentence and its support point. From the list that follows, choose the specific detail that does not illustrate the support point.
  11. Practice Exercises - written to help you master the concept of Locations of Main Ideas
  12. Topic, Central Point, and Details - lab activity to identify the topic, central point, and details in a textbook passage
  13. The Topic Sentence: lab activity - Select the description that best fits the topic sentence given.
  14. Topic Sentences - Online lesson, then quiz.
  15. Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences - Online quiz
  16. Topic Sentences and Paraphrasing - High School site.
  17. Writing Topic Sentences - from the Writing Centre at the University of Ottowa

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