English, Literature, Reading & Writing

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Books, Classics, Literature & References:

Arno-Schmidt reference library (Free)
GASL is the abbreviation for “Society of Arno-Schmidt readers”. The aim of the society founded in 1986 is the promotion and dissemination of interest in the work of the German writer Arno Schmidt (1914-1979). *This page and most works are in German. Google translator can translate the page into English.
http://www.gasl.org/wordpress/?page_id=70

Book Adventure (Free-$$)
Book Adventure is an interactive reading assessment, management and rewards program. And the NEW Book Adventure is much more than just our 16,000 book quizzes! Since not all students learn the same, Book Adventure strives to be inclusive of the different student learning styles and offers a variety of alternative assessment options for those students who might not be great test takers. This online program encourages, assesses and rewards independent reading.
https://bookadventure.com/

Classic Books  (Free)
ebooks for ipad, sony ereader, kindle, nook, android and other mobile devices. Searchable by Author or by title. Available authors: Alcott, Louisa M; Austen, Jane; Barrie, James M; Baum, L Frank; Benedict, Elsie Lincoln; Benedict, Ralph Paine; Bronte, Emily; Bronte, Charlotte; Burroughs, Edgar Rice; Carroll, Lewis; Chaucer, Geoffrey; Chesterton, Cecil; Chesterton, G K; Christie, Agatha; Collins, Wilkie; Conrad, Joseph; Crane, Walter; Da Vinci, Leonardo; De Cervantes, Miguel; Defoe, Daniel; DeWitt, David Miller; Dickens, Charles; Dostoevsky, Fyodor; Dumas, Alexandre; Eliot, George; Gibbon, Edward; Grahame, Kenneth; Grimm Brothers; Haggard, Henry Ryder; Hardy, Thomas; Hesse, Herman; Hodgson Burnett, Frances; Homer; Hugo, Victor; Isham, Frederic S; Joyce, James; Kafka, Franz; Kipling, Rudyard; Lawrence, D. H.; London, Jack; Machiavelli, Niccolo; Melville, Herman; Milton, John; Montgomery, Lucy Maud; Plato; Poe, Edgar Alan; Pollard, Josephine; Potter, Beatrix; Russell, Bertrand; Sewel, Anna; Serviss, Garrett P; Shakespeare, William; Shelley, Mary; Stevenson, Robert Louis; Stowe, Harriet Beecher; The Bible; Tolstoy, Leo; Tressell, Robert; Twain, Mark; Verne, Jules; Virgil; Wilde, Oscar; Wells, H. G.; Whittman, Walt; Wodehouse, P. G.

http://www.freeclassicebooks.com/index.htm

DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY (Free)
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. After launching in 1995, the program grew quickly. First books were only distributed to children living in Sevier County, Tennessee where Dolly grew up. It became such a success that in 2000 a national replication effort was underway. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books. It would prove to be the first of many millions of books sent to children around the world. Dolly’s home state of Tennessee pledged to pursue statewide coverage in 2004 and global expansion was on the horizon. After the United States, the program launched in Canada in 2006 followed by the United Kingdom in 2007, Australia in 2013 and the Republic of Ireland in 2019.
https://imaginationlibrary.com/

Harvard Classics (Free)
Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909.

https://archive.org/details/harvardclassics

h2g2
A constantly expanding, user-generated guide to life, the universe and everything. The site was founded in 1999 by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. Anyone can write for h2g2 – which already has hundreds of thousands of Entries on a range of subjects, from Aardvarks to Zombies, Polonium to Pooh Sticks, and Absolute Zero to Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel. Central to the site are the Approved Entries, articles written by individual users, with a little help from the h2g2 community, which are checked and sanctioned by the h2g2 Guide Editors. The result is a living, breathing guide that is constantly being added to, updated and revised by the people who use it.
https://h2g2.com/

Library of Congress Classic Books (Free)
Explore bygone eras, time-honored tales and historical narratives. Adventure awaits in these classic books online.
http://www.read.gov/books/index.html

Lit2Go (Free)
A free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/

Open Culture (Free)
Over 800 free ebooks, classics & literature

http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks

Project Gutenberg (Free)
Offers over 53,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. Most Project Gutenberg ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. These ebooks may be freely used in the United States because most are not protected by U.S. copyright law, usually because their copyrights have expired.
http://www.gutenberg.org/

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Free)
Organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.

https://plato.stanford.edu/index.html

 

Debate:

DEBATE CENTRAL
Debating Resources for the World since 1994
https://debate.uvm.edu/

Language Arts & Grammar:

Grammarly (Free-$) 
Our writing assistant scales to work seamlessly across multiple platforms and devices, and we offer a variety of plans to serve everyone’s needs. With a free account, you can improve and strengthen everyday writing, while a Premium account will help you step up your game at work, school, and wherever else you need your communication to sound as polished as possible.
https://www.grammarly.com/

Guide to Grammar and Writing (Free)
Sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation. If you feel we have provided something of value and wish to show your appreciation, you can assist the College and its students with a tax-deductible contribution.
http://guidetogrammar.org/grammar/

Internet Grammar of English (Free)
The Internet Grammar of English is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates. However, we hope that it will be useful to everyone who is interested in the English language. IGE does not assume any prior knowledge of grammar. The Internet Grammar of English is accessible free of charge. Please note that the Internet Grammar of English has been thoroughly revised and updated, and is now available as an App for Android and Apple mobile devices. See the links on the right.
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/home.htm

Shiller Learning (Free-$$)
The premiere homeschool publisher of preK – 8th grade Montessori-based curriculum kits. 
Designed for gifted students, ASD students, and all students in between, Shiller Learning’s money-saving multi-year kits remove the stress of teaching language arts while protecting your pocketbook.
https://shillermath.com/intro.php

Reading:

A Reason For Guided Reading® ($-$$)
Christian. Offers an academically sound Leveled Reading program with Scripture content. The beautifully illustrated books feature Scripture stories and values, nature, and more!
https://areasonfor.com/collections/guided-reading

Reading Tests : Assess Your Child’s Reading Level (Free)
Using a Free Reading Test Can Help You Help Your Child! Do you need to know your child’s reading level, his decoding skills level, reading fluency and reading comprehension?
https://learningabledkids.com/reading/reading_tests_free.htm

 

Typing:

Good Typing online typing course (Free)

typeracer – The global typing competition (Free)

Typing.com Extensive Keyboarding Curriculum & So Much More (Free)

Vocabulary & Spelling:

A Reason For Spelling® ($$)
Christian, comprehensive 1st-6th grade curriculum combines the latest research on how children learn to spell, with all the strengths of traditional programs. Lessons teach high frequency base words, plus hundreds of other word forms. Weekly Scripture values-based stories set the theme and help make spelling FUN!
https://areasonfor.com/collections/spelling

My Vocabulary (Free)
Our Vocabulary University® GRADE LEVEL interactive word puzzles began in May 1997. Our educational content features include grade level interactive word puzzles that help expand ones vocabulary (starting with High Elementary – 2nd grade with prefixes – through College Prep). We have also created other Rooty*Hoot*Hoot® brand puzzles using Latin & Greek roots, RootRoutes® , Word Webs™, synonyms and antonyms (SynOps™), word pairs (WordWaves™) and Root-by-Root™.
https://myvocabulary.com/

Wordly Wise ($)
https://eps.schoolspecialty.com/landing/wordly-wise-3000#youtube-Lf0Q0oSrPDY

Quizlet (Free)
https://quizlet.com/

 

Writing:

Cursive Handwriting Worksheets (Free)

D’Nealian Style Handwriting Practice – SENTENCE WORKSHEETS (Free)

Handwriting Worksheet Design Program (Free)

Handwriting Notebooks with LOTS of FREE Resources (Free)

Handwriting Worksheets (FREE)

Preschool and Kindergarten Writing Lessons {a 10-part series} (Free)

A Reason For Handwriting® ($-$$)
Christian. Complete K-6th Handwriting Curriculum: provides a fun, meaningful approach to developing handwriting skills. Every weekly lesson is built around one carefully-selected Scripture verse. Verses are chosen not only for proper letter combinations, but also inspirational content. And when children spend the week working on a specific verse, that Scripture becomes locked in their memories for a lifetime!
https://areasonfor.com/collections/handwriting

Brave Writer ($$$)
Help your child fall in love with writing! Through our user-friendly materials and award-winning online classes, you’ll grow into a competent writing coach, calm your anxious writers, and nourish your aspiring authors.
https://bravewriter.com/

Handwriting Without Tears ($-$$)
Handwriting Without Tears is an award-winning curriculum that offers multi-sensory strategies and materials to teach pencil grip, letter formation, and the literacy skills that are needed for print and cursive handwriting.
https://www.lwtears.com/hwt

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant (Free)
is a free, not-for-profit website. Our mission is to help people around the world learn to express themselves more effectively and to share their insights and ideas with others. Paradigm is a distillation and collage of numerous writings, talks, and activities that I’ve developed over the years and tried out on students, colleagues, and mentors with varying degrees of success. I can’t thank everyone individually here, but I would like to mention a few: Ken Macrorie, who taught me to love what Ezra Pound called “this damn’d profession of writing”; Don Stewart, who helped me believe I could make a living at it; Charlie Davis, who made basic writing a cornerstone of the B.S.U. English Department; Carol Martin, Chaman Sahni, and Ken Sanderson who supported and encouraged me in this project; and to Ross Nickerson, technical guru, and Steve Grant, graphic design wizard. Thanks, especially, to my students and colleagues at Boise State, an inspiring group of writers, scholars, and teachers that I’ve been honored and delighted to work with.
https://www.powa.org/

Writing Fiction [in High School]: Bringing Your Stories to Life! ($)
Christian author, but can be adapted for Secular learning. Does your teen love to write stories? Does he or she want to be a positive Christian influence in the world through fiction? Sharon Watson, author of Apologia Press’s popular middle school writing curriculum JUMP IN, offers Writing Fiction [in High School], an exciting, new textbook specially designed for your homeschool, private school, or Christian teen. Writing Fiction [in High School] is written to the student in a conversational tone and requires only minimal parental/teacher guidance. It’s packed with literally hundreds of age-appropriate, real-fiction examples from classics, best-sellers, and movies so students can learn how to write their own intriguing short stories or novels. Your students will study and practice essential elements of storywriting and learn to critique their own work
https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Fiction-High-School-Bringing/dp/1463582080/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=writing+fiction+in+high+school&qid=1582341566&sr=8-2

Writing Reviser (Will no longer be available after July 15, 2020)(Free)
Revise your writing with the help of this tool. It allows you to focus on your purpose and audience, essay structure, and use of written language (sentence economy, variety, power, and clarity). You’ll learn to ask questions experienced writers ask automatically. As a result, you’ll begin to express yourself with greater precision and power.

https://www.sascurriculumpathways.com/portal/#/info/1759