this site, you can find out what 69,000 acronyms and abbreviations
stand for. Type in the acronym (such as CIA, NASA, or ERA) without
periods or quotes and press Find.
English Errors--The aim of this site is to help you avoid low
grades, lost employment opportunities, or lost business at the way you
write or speak.
Grammar 101--An interactive online tutorial for basic units
in english grammar. Check this one often.
a interactive fun way to learn word origins and definitions. E.G.
"What's the original definition of Ketchup?"
on Words--Online exercises, definitions, etymology, word
histories, and online tests. A good way to prepare for the ACT's and
other vocabulary tests.
World Central--Students can look up word definitions quickly,
or build their own dictionary! Find the meaning of the Daily Buzzword.
Dictionaries-Type a word into OneLook and it will search
through more than 287 dictionaries and glossaries. Need to find a
special subject dictionary fast? Click on Browse Dictionary List.
Entries are in categories from Arts and Humanities to Technology.
Zone--As you create your own poems, use this rhyming
dictionary to help you find the perfect word.
Net Search--An online dictionary that you can explore in many
different directions. Enter a word and choose from the same meaning,
the opposite meaning, whole object, more general, more specific, parts
of object, attributes, and familiarity.
Familiar Quotations--Want to know who said it when?--Search
Poetry (1780-1910)--Meet the Romantics like Keats and Bryon.
Find out about the men behind the words (biographical information).
of Stories--Honors American Indian storytelling and the
importance of those traditions.
Mythica and Myths and
Legends--Comprehensive sites on mythology, folklore, and
With Mysteries--Provides lesson plans and resources for using
mysteries to teach critical thinking, writing and literature.
Books Page--An index of thousands of on-line books, and for
common repositories of on-line books and other documents. (English and
Prize Awards--Contains the works and profiles of Prize
winners past and present.
on the Web--An interactive, hypermedia environment dedicated
to the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare's plays and other
Home Page--Sherlock Holmes fans will find everything the Net
offers relevant to their favorite sleuth at this site. Electronic texts
of stories and novels are available, along with multimedia files
containing original illustrations from first editions and a large
number of more specialized Web sites.
Composition and Writing Resources
Planner--Enter the topic of your next school paper and when
it is due and this site will help you develop a plan of attack and
advice on what to do (while geared toward college students it will be
useful for high school students).
and Writing--A step by step guide for researching and writing
a paper (includes topics, sources of information, etc)
Topics Links--Presents accurate, objective information on
controversial issues--statistics, full texts of laws and court
decisions, articles, and other information.
University OnLine Writing Lab--Useful handouts and links to
writing hints, search tools and writing resources.
Smith's Writing Resources--Do you want to become a better
writer? Mrs. Smith has many useful resources for you to use.
for Writing--The Traits of Writing site gives prompts that
will help students identify various types of writing, and find
something specific they wish to discuss.
College Writing Center--Research tools, Writing resources,
and links to other useful writing sites.
are supplementary, standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction
centered on core works of literature.
Journalism on the 'Net--Digging for story ideas? Looking for
some quick facts to wrap up an article that's due in an hour? Check out
a comprehensive reference guide geared toward the busy reporter.
(Originates from Canada)
Creative Writing--This site contains full content for
teaching an entire course in creative writing.
English Teacher--Links to lesson plans, biographies, e-texts,
online criticism, videos, Webquests, jokes, puzzles, and classroom
activities to support the teaching of English/Language Arts.
Write Site--An interactive language arts and journalism
project for middle schools. (May be useful for high school students as
Updated by Jacob Werner 11-25-08
East Buchanan Community School Tech Team
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