Language Arts: General Resources

Lesson Plans/Units

SCoPE (Sample Curriculum and Plans for Education)   This site "provides a model K-12 local core curriculum with units of study clearly linked to Michigan's own content standards, benchmarks, and statewide assessments.  The site also provides teachers with detailed plans for teaching lessons in each unit of study comprising the model K-12 local core curriculum."  It was "produced by the subject area consultants of the Oakland intermediate school district in collaboration with local teachers and subject area experts".

101 Ways to Integrate Technology into Literacy Activities

ABC's of the Writing Process

Education World: Language and Literature Center

The English Room   Contains a series of lessons that are designed to take students in grades 6-12 to various locations on the Internet.

The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard

Free Worksheets: Language Arts   Worksheets cover blends, consonants, digraphs and vowels

Launching Early Readers

Literature Circles Build Excitement for Books

MDE: English Language Arts  Teacher resources from the Michigan Department of Education.

Michigan Council of Teachers of English

MISD: Language Arts  Teacher resources from the Macomb Intermediate School District.

Mr. Donn's Lesson Plans for Children's Books   A long list of book titles with links to lesson plans and activities for grades K-12

Phonemic Awareness for Young Language Learners   Activities and resources for teaching phonics

Phonics Room   "Poems, songs, literature, and activities listed for every letter of the alphabet"

Picture Books for Teaching Narrative Writing

Priceless Works of Language Arts: Everyday Activities: Education World

The Reading Village

Teacher Views: Eduplace   Reviews and activities for favorite trade books 

Vocabulary and Spelling: Do Your Students Say "Boring"?: Education World

Writing with Writers   "Students work with authors, editors and illustrators in exclusive workshops designed to guide them in developing their skills"

Online Activities/Projects/Background Information

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement

Children's Book Council Online

Children's Literature and Language Arts Resources

Children's Literature Web Guide  A guide to Internet web sites covering all aspects of children's literature.

Children's Picture Book Database   Search by subject

Clifford's Interactive Storybook: Phonics Fun  Multimedia storybooks and phonics-based word games featuring Clifford, the Big Red Dog.

GameGoo: Learning that Sticks  "Learning Games for Early Reading and Language Skills"

General Children and Young Adult Literature Resources

International Reading Association

Learning to Read   A huge list of links to language arts and reading research including Balanced Literacy and Interactive Lessons

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary

Make the "Write" Impression and More "Write" Stuff  Lessons and activities from Education World.  They also have reproducible writing prompt sheets at Writing Bugs with new ones added each week.

Michigan Reading Association and Michigan Reading Association: Classroom Connections

National Council of Teachers of English

Phonics  Online games and activities for students (can be slow to load)

Read*Write*Now!   Activities for parents

RIF: Reading Planet   News, information and activities for children and adults from Reading Is Fundamental

Starfall  This reading instruction site includes interactive books and word games that emphasize phonics and decoding skills.

Wacky Web Tales   Similar to Madlibs

Words and Pictures   Online and printable activities to reinforce phonics lessons



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