Reading and Writing Tools and Project Help
At the library
You can find many great articles to help with your Reading and Writing homework using these online resources:
NOTE: You will need your library card number to log in from home.
Designed for elementary students, this database provides full-text access to thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, atlases, videos and more.
To find great Reading and Writing Homework resources, follow the link to this database and click on "Topics" in the blue bar at the top of the page and choose "English Language Arts". You will then get a big list of helpful topics to choose from.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks - animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
A+ Research & Writing
The Internet Public Library's guide to writing a research paper, step by step. Thorough assistance with both online and library research. Recommended for high school and college students.
ABC's of the Writing Process
Canadian site that guides young writers through all phases of the writing process.
Contains a dictionary and thesaurus, as well as a list of quotations and a dictionary of first names.
An easy to use tool that creates a bibliography for you using MLA format. Simply fill-in-the-blanks with the relevant information about each part of the citation and the site makes the bibliography.
See picture dictionaries in a variety of languages.
Graphic Organizer Templates
This website from Education Oasis contains 58 templates for graphic organizers to help structure writing projects of different types.
Find graphic organizers to help structure writing projects and to help in problem solving, decision making, and research planning using templates from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Education Place.
Among the options on this site are: finding rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, matching words having a similar spelling, or only matching certain letters.
Merriam-Webster's online dictionary for children. This website also includes wordgames, a daily buzzword, and a rhyming dictionary.
Offers dictionaries in many languages including French-English, Spanish-English, Italian-English, and German-English.
Includes an easy to use dictionary and thesaurus, as well as links to dictionaries in other languages.