Download recent handouts from class below:
Use the link above to practice using the tools available during the MCAS test
Use this site to look up your level, select genres you are interested in and a list of books will be populated for you to choose from.
Use this site to find reading levels that suit or challenge you. You can search by title if you are wondering about a current book or by Lexile or Guided Reading Level to view suggested books for your particular reading level.
Create storyboards with www.storyboardthat.com. The storyboard instructions are downloadable in pdf form on the left.
Persuasive Essay Topics
Narrative Essay Topics
Explanatory Essay Topics
Multiple Intelligences Quiz
Use this website to familiarize yourself with dialogue structure and a variety of dialogue tags.
Crossword Puzzle Maker
Create puzzle study guides for vocabulary and other topics. Always print two copies and fill one in with the answer key. We will swap them in class to try each other's puzzles.
Research any project using this site.
Research poets and read poetry using this site.
Learn the origin of figurative language phrases on these sites.
1. Figurative Language Phrases & Origins
3. More Phrases
4. Still more phrase meanings
5. Even more idiom meanings
This site will help you understand the nuances of certain parts of speech and how to recognize them in context.
Grammar blast practice quizzes for middle school students who want to strengthen their knowledge to improve their writing
Parts of Speech
Review and reference parts of speech to assist you with vocabulary usage.
Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words, Oh my!
This is a great site to build your knowledge of parts of words so you can have clues about the meaning of new words in the future.
Heighten your vocabulary with new synonyms and antonyms.
Look up word meanings and pronunciations.
Definitions PLUS usage in Literature.
Find word origins, prefix, suffix, and root word meanings
Another site for word parts with meanings
This site will help you learn how to cite your sources. Follow the MLA guides.
This site gives you examples of good citations and step by step instructions on how to cite sources property.
Map Skills Navigator
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Copy and paste a text into the yellow text field and click the button to change the text into reader-friendly words. Also, use the parts of speech button to see all words highlighted and color coded in their respective part of speech.