English/Language Arts/Reading Independent Learning and Homework Help

K - 12 Resources

The following are resources for multiple grade level audiences.

Dictionary.com
Reliable, free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations
 
EDSITEment
Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation.
 
Lexile Framework for Reading Database
Find the Right Book for You! Enter your Lexile measure, select your interests, and find books you'd like to read!
 
Library Spot
A free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
 
VocabularySpellingCity.com
Efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list.
 
Wired for Books
Collection of poems, stories, plays, essays, lectures and interviews for children to adults.
Grade Specific Resources

The following resources target specific grade level audiences.

Elementary

ABCYa.com
The leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.
 
Book Adventure
A fun, free way to motivate your child<br />to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.
 
BrainPoP Jr.
Online educational resources for K - 3.
 
Clifford the Big Red Dog
PreK-Grade 2 reading and writing resources from Scholastic
 
Fun ways to read with your child.
You have a big influence on your child when you read together. Learn how to make the most of this special time. greatschools.com
 
PBS Kids Reading Games
Explore reading and play games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters like Elmo, WordGirl, Super Why and Daniel Tiger!
 
Raz-Kids
The Raz-Kids animated leveled books and interactive quizzes give educators choices. Students listen to books read aloud, read with vocabulary and pronunciation support, and read without support.
 
Starfall
Additional reading resources for beginning readers

Middle School

Elements of Literature Site
Elements of Literature Site includes extension materials for the adopted textbooks in grades 7-12.
 
Guide to Grammar & Writing
An online guide to grammar from word and sentence level to essay and research papers. Quiz yourself and watch presentations.
 
Internet Public Library
A public service organization and a learning/teaching environment hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.
 
Language of Literature Site
Language of Literature Site includes student and teacher resources for the Language of Literature textbook series.
 
SPARK Notes
Free Online study guides. If you're struggling to understand a book, or would just like a little extra insight, Spark Notes is for you. Type in the name of your book, and you’ll find book guides, summaries, lists of characters, a review of the themes, review questions, and more.

High School

Bartleby Books
A huge collection of free online books. Offers a brief biography for each author and a number of other services including lists of quotes and a thesaurus. Books are viewable online and are also downloadable.
 
Classic Short Stories
A collection of and links to short stories.
 
Elements of Literature Site
Elements of Literature Site includes extension materials for the adopted textbooks in grades 7-12.
 
Guide to Grammar & Writing
An online guide to grammar from word and sentence level to essay and research papers. Quiz yourself and watch presentations.
 
Internet Public Library
A public service organization and a learning/teaching environment hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.
 
Language of Literature Site
Language of Literature Site includes student and teacher resources for the Language of Literature textbook series.
 
Literary Criticism
Critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
 
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Writing resources and instructional material.