Language Arts

Book Pagez

This subscription site has loads of resources for learning through children's literature. There are lesson plans, discussion questions, vocabulary activities, games, and so much more. The site is well organized, so finding what you need is easy; and the price is pretty reasonable, too!

K5 Learning

Online reading, math, and spelling curriculum for elementary ages. Includes interactive lessons, assessments, progress tracking, and reports for parents. There are also free worksheets and some printable workbooks available for purchase.

Capit

This is a phonics learning app that encourages discovery-based learning. Children play with sounds and letters to create words and sentences. The monthly subscription price is a bit high, but it looks like the sort of resource that could help students progress very quickly in reading skills. 

Lantern English

Flexible online classes in literature, writing, and complete language arts. Receive weekly assignments by email to be turned and graded by a teacher. You can also schedule skype help sessions at an extra charge. Prices are reasonable, and classes are available for grades 3 through 12.

Silverdale Press

This company publishes a few unit studies on topics related to American government and writing, designed for use by jr. high and high school level students. They have a Charlotte Mason/Classical feel to them and appear to be well written and thorough. There is also a blog with other ideas for lessons and activities. 

Novel Guides

This site has free guides to a huge collection of novels. Guides include a short summary of the novel, plus summaries of chapters, character profiles, metaphor and theme analyses, and author biographies. If you register for a free account you can also access discussion forums. (Warning: there are some very persistent video ads on this site! Nothing inappropriate, but definitely annoying!)

Common Core Sheets

Printable worksheets aligned to common core standards. The content is mostly math, but there are also a few social studies, science, and language arts sheets. Find what you need by grade level or concept, and choose premade sheets or generate new ones. Each sheet comes with an answer key and most can be used online or printed.

Storybird

This wonderful, creative website encourages writing through art. Writers (of all ages!) choose artwork to inspire stories and poetry. There are tools for editing, and work can be published on the site or purchased in printed form. There are also how-to guides and courses to help in the writing process. Creating an account (as a teacher or creator) is free, and gives you access to all the writing tools. You can upgrade to a paid account for unlimited word counts and a few extra features.

Story Starters

This great little tool from Scholastic provides hundreds of writing prompts. Choose a genre, then randomize components to find a prompt that interests you. The interface allows you to choose a format, type your story, and add a picture. Then you can download or print your writing. There are also some teacher resources. A great way to interest kids in writing!

LitWits

This company (run by two sisters, one a homeschooler, the other a teacher) provides virtual "kits" for experiencing great books. Each kit contains suggestions for props and hands-on activities for the book, as well as some printable resources for teaching traditional literature concepts and writing tasks. There are many useful links and ideas in each kit. 

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