Writing

Oxford Owl

This site from Oxford University Press has free ebooks and storytelling videos for elementary level students. There are also some great assessment tools for reading and writing, and some useful printable worksheets and activities. 

826 Digital

A small but growing collection of writing resources. It includes three types of resources: "sparks" are one-session prompts; "lessons" have specific outcomes and require longer or multiple sessions; and "projects" use multple sessions to work through the writing process. 

Mosdos Press

Secular literature and reading curriculum for grades 3 through 8. There is also a set of materials for writing research papers. The books look colorful and interesting, but the price is a little high.

Word Voyage

An online program with instruction in vocabulary, grammar, and sentence writing. This resource is for 4th grade and above, and you can choose a parent-led or online tutoring option. It is also available at a discount from Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Quill

This is a free online resource for developing writing and grammar skills. There are four different tools to guide students through activities and give automatic feedback using language analysis software. Could be a great help to homeschooling parents who struggle with teaching and evaluating writing.

Grammar Galaxy

A language arts curriculum for elementary level. There are currently two levels for beginning readers, with more planned to cover up to 6th grade level. Does not include reading or phonics instruction. Available in print or digital format.

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