Resources for Teaching Language Arts

Here are links to free printable worksheets and other resources for teaching language arts.

Reading

The Measured Mom has free printable preschool phonics books. The site has 24 sets of phonics books that you can print out and staple together. Each book highlights a particular phonics pattern.

K-12 Reader has reading instruction resources for parents and teachers. This site also has worksheets and activities for spelling and grammar.

Beginning Reading Help is a great resource for parents, teachers, homeschoolers, and tutors who are teaching beginning readers. It is full of ideas, links, flashcards, and videos that teach how to teach reading.

Starfall.com is a free interactive website that helps teach phonics to children in preschool through first grade. It also has worksheets that you can print.

Matching game for learning words ending in "at" You can print these sheets on heavy cardstock, cut them out, and play the game as a matching game. As the child turns over each card, have him or her say the sound that each letter makes. Later, you can try putting the consonant cards together with the "at" card to practice reading words that end in "at."

Matching Game for Upper and Lower Case Letters - Here's another matching game that you can print on heavy paper. Play "concentration" and match each upper case letter with its matching lower case letter. Practice making the sounds that each letter makes.

 

Writing

The Brown Bag Teacher has resources for teaching paragraph writing to first and second graders.

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) has free resources and instructional material to assist with many writing projects.

 

Handwriting

Handwriting for Kids has free handwriting lessons for learning how to write the alphabet, numbers, sentences and Scripture verses. The site also has interactive math lessons for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

TSLBooks has a nice selection of free printable handwriting practice worksheets.

 

Vocabulary

Vocabulary.com offers games to help students improve vocabulary and explore language. If you create an account, the website will keep track of words that you have missed and present them to you again to review. You can also create your own vocabulary lists on this site.

Vocabulary.co.il has games and videos for building vocabulary skills for all grade levels.

Quizlet flashcards for vocabulary words for Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field

Vocabulary Words for Winning His Spurs, by G.A. Henty

Vocabulary words and flashcards for Beric the Briton, by G. A. Henty

Vocabulary words for The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Teacher2b.com has a list of words and definitions for each chapter of The Scarlet Letter.

 

Spelling

SpellingCity.com lets you create your own spelling lists for students to practice, or you may use lists that are already created. There are spelling games and printable worksheets.

Funbrain.com has an online game called Spell Check.

Marie Rackham has a free spelling course online called The Basic Cozy Spelling Course for grades 6 -8.

Spelling it Right - Learn How to Spell Confidently offers free printable worksheets.

Rules for Spelling - Accredited Online College Degrees.com has a page that has lots of links for websites that have spelling rules, lists, and games.

 

Literature

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. You can listen to chapters on your computer or download the files to your Mp3 player. You can also view the text on a webpage and read along as you listen!

CCProse has free audiobooks for classic literature online. You can listen to the audiobook while you read the text on Youtube.

Classics and Short Stories -The American Literature library features literary classics from America and around the world. You can find novels and short stories listed by author, or you can search for short stories and books listed by title.

Database of Award Winning Children's Literature - This website is a great resource for finding award-winning literature to go along with unit studies. You can search by age group of the reader, genre, setting, historical period, and by keywords.

The Baldwin Online Children's Literature Project offers a wealth of children's literature that is in the public domain. The index makes this a very useful site.

Project Gutenberg has the largest single collection of books online. I was happy to find a large collection of books by G.A. Henty online.

List of Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present

List of Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938-Present

College Bound Reading List is a reading list compiled by the Arrowhead Library System.

Literary Terms - This page contains a glossary of common literary terms.

 

Poetry

Representative Poetry Online, offered by the University of Toronto Department of English, has over 3,000 poems by more than 500 poets. You can search for poems by the title, author, first line, last line, or even a keyword.

Jimmie's Collage has resources for teaching poetry, including a printable Poetic Devices Reference Minibook, ideas for teaching poetry, and links to free printable notebooking pages for eleven different poetic forms.

Writeshop.com has links to lessons for teaching poetry. including ideas for teaching Haiku poetry.

 

Grammar

Interactive Learning Sites for Education has links to interactive, educational games for learning about grammar.

Daily Grammar has lessons and quizzes for learning about grammar. This site also has a glossary of grammar terms.

Super Teacher Worksheets has free grammar worksheets that you can print.

Grammarbook.com has grammar and punctuation rules, interactive quizzes, and even short videos about grammar.

The Guide to Grammar and Writing has interactive lessons and quizzes for grammar and composition.

Adjective Worksheet

Verbs Worksheet

Parts of Speech Game - The University of Victoria has a page for practicing identifying parts of speech.

 

Copywork

Lists
Days of the Week
Months of the Year
Planets
Books of the Old Testament
Books of the New Testament
South American Countries
Poems
Thirty Days Hath September
Bible Verses
Psalm 23 (ESV version) "The Lord is my shepherd..."
Galatians 5:22-25 (ESV version) "But the fruit of the Spirit is..."
John 3:16 (ESV version) "For God so loved the world..."
Revelation 4:11 (ESV version) "Worthy are You, our Lord and God..."

 

Languages

BBC Languages has audio and video courses for learning French, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, German, Italian, and Portuguese!