Language Arts Resources
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Daily Activities for Language Arts:
Word a Day: http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/index.html
Students visit (or subscribe to ) Word a Day. They keep track of the words they learn in a database. Write sentences or short paragraphs with words from a 10 day span.
Daily Buzzword: http://www.wordcentral.com/cgi-bin/bwwod.pl
Student’s visit or subscribe to Daily Buzzword. They can hear the word, see it used in a sentence and take a short quiz to demonstrate understanding of the meaning. Write sentences or short paragraphs using words from a 10 day period. Keep track of the words they’ve learned in a database or excel list with filters.
Daily Almanac: http://www.infoplease.com/cgi-bin/word
Have your students play a daily word game on the Infoplease Web site. They click on what does it mean? to find the day's word. Students can listen to the word's pronunciation if the computer has audio. Among the recent words on this site were sophism, pinquid, and prandial. Each entry provides a statement employing the word in context and three possible definitions. Students click on the definition they believe to be the correct one and quickly learn whether they are right or wrong.
Idiom of the Day: http://www.cobuild.collins.co.uk/Pages/idiom.aspx
Each day, Cobuild (a British publishing company) offers an Idiom of the Day. This daily posting has all the makings for a quick, fun language activity at any grade level. Teachers might use the daily idiom as a discussion to settle students after lunch. Or students might create Idiom Journals; each day they might write their own take on the Idiom of the Day before the teacher shares what Cobuild has to say.
Daily Word Puzzle: http://22.214.171.124/game/
Five types of word games (Definition Demolition, Flip Flop, Transform Brainstorm, Highbrow Lowbrow, and Match Maker) alternate to fill this space on a daily basis. The games are great tools for exercising the brain and for developing vocabulary at the middle- and high-school levels.
Daily Oral Language Assignments:http://www.mrbuck.crosswinds.net/DOL(DailyOralLanguage)Assignments.html
Daily Oral Language with the book theme: We Remember the Holocaust: http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/ylp/96-97/96-97_curriculum_units/holocaust_ko_malley/daily_oral.html
Daily Oral Language gorilla theme / Buffalo, NY zoo:http://www.projectview.org/BuffaloZoo/DailyOralLangandVocabActivities.htm
Daily Oral Language Wolf theme: http://www.digisys.net/users/marshaz/wolves/DOL.pdf
New York Times Crossword Puzzle: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/index.html
Twice a month you can “play” a new crossword puzzle on the New York Times Learning network. Browers must support Java in order to “play” it online, but it can also be printed. A great addition to this feature is the links provided to encourage students to learn more about the crossword puzzle’s featured topic!
Test Prep Question of the Day: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/students/satofday/index.html
This service is provided by the New York Times and Kaplan, the test prep experts. Students can log on to see a question each day, answer it then see a detailed explanation of the answer. They can also access recent archives.
Daily News Quiz: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/students/quiz/index.html
The New York Times provides weekly quiz which covers material from the previous weeks’ postings on the New York Times on the Web.
Daily Lesson Plan at the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/index.html
Teachers can easily incorporate current events topics into their curriculum with the aid of the New York Times Daily Lesson Plan. You’ll also find access to the lesson plan archives.
Ask a Reporter: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/students/ask_reporters/index.html
Students can write reporter Andy Newman, of the New York Times and their letter and answer will appear online. Questions can be related to a news article but don’t have to be of that nature.
Literature and Language Arts Websites at EDsiteMent, a Marco Polo partner.
42 Explore by Annette Lamb: http://www.42explore.com/42exploreenglish.htm
English Language arts topics include reading, writing and literature.
Literature Learning Ladders
Encouraging active reading through book / technology connections
Teaching Technology With English
Favorite Quotes Online-Great way to start a writing prompt
Readers Digest Writing Prompts
Merriam Webster Dictionary-Online database with games, educator database, and much more!
Edgar Allen Poe Amazing Website (must see)
Writing Tips and Resources
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Create FREE Books